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Caistor St Edmund

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"CAISTOR ST. EDMUND, or Caistor-next-Norwich, is now a small village of detached dwellings, on the east side of the river Tas, Taus, or Tesse, 3 miles S. of Norwich. Its parish contains 147 inhabitants, and 1020A. of land, nearly all the property of Mrs. Harriet Dashwood, who has a neat mansion here, and is lady of the manor and patroness of the Church, a small edifice, with a square tower and three bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9, and in 1831 at £447, with that of Merkshall annexed to it, is in the incumbency of the Rev. John Arthy. Caistor, though now an inconsiderable village, was at an early period the most flourishing city of the Britons, if not the residence of the Icenian kings. It was an important Roman Station, called Venta Icenorum, afterwards (for the sake of brevity) called Castrum, which the Saxons again altered to Castor. It was deserted after the departure of the Romans, in 446, and its ruined walls are said to have been employed in the erection of Norwich." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Claire Reeve]

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This is also known as Caistor-next-Norwich, to distinguish it from Caister near Great Yarmouth. The spellings are different, but it is quite common for them to be used interchangeably.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Edmund.
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Church History

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Historical Geography

Caistor St Edmund is in Henstead Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
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Description of Henstead Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

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Maps

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