When someone is drowned within the city, in its waterways, wells or pits (within the four crosses of the city), or in the river as far as Breydon Water, the coroner is to view the location of the drowning and to hold an inquest. If there is no evidence of foul play in the death, the body may be delivered for burial without delay.

[The city claimed jurisdiction over the River Wensum/Yare as far as Breydon Water, which probably stretched further inland at that time than it does today. Yarmouth, which lay immediately to the east of Breydon Water, contested this jurisdiction. Eventually it was settled that Norwich's jurisdiction extended to a point about mid-way between it and Yarmouth. The crosses mentioned doubtless were boundary markers.]