Subscription Increase

At our AGM in May it was agreed that the annual subscription for the SRS General Series would be increased from £12.50 to £15 with effect from this October.  The fee has not been increased since 1997 and it longer covers the production cost of an individual volume, whilst rapidly increasing postage costs have been exacerbating the problem.


The fee increase applies to Volume 62 and comes into effect on 1st October 2018.  Any outstanding subscription fees for Volume 61 still stand at £12.50.  For members who pay by standing order, this increase requires them to contact their bank directly to change their standing order.  It is not possible for us to do this on your behalf.  If you have any queries or require any assistance please contact the Membership Secretary at or


Household Inventories of Helmingham Hall, 1597-1741

A rare sequence of household inventories from a house occupied continuously by the Tollemache family since they built it c.1510. The four inventories, dated 1597, 1626, 1708 and 1741, cover the period when the family rose from gentry status to earldom and these listings of household possessions reflect this vividly. They itemise over 4,500 items, room by room, and are rich with evidence of dimensions and design, fabric and textile, construction and colour, recycling and upcycling.

A Glossary of Household Goods forms a substantial addition to the volume, of relevance to anyone with an interest in the life and furnishing of country houses from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

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Welcome to the Suffolk Records Society

For over sixty years, the Society has been committed to producing books that bring Suffolk’s rich historical literature to a wider audience. Covering a period of 700 years these volumes of letters, diaries, maps, accounts and other archives have made a major contribution to historical studies of the county and are a useful tool for both professional and amateur historians, as well as being a source of information for anyone interested in Suffolk’s history.

Every year, the Suffolk Records Society produces at least one new book throwing light on some fresh aspect of the county’s history. There are two series of volumes, the General Series, for which we publish a regular annual volume, and the Charters Series, for which we publish occasional volumes of Suffolk charters and cartularies.

The Society’s members share a passion for Suffolk and its history and it is their support and subscriptions that have made possible this remarkable opening up of the historical landscape.

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Our publications

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