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Castle Rising

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"CASTLE RISING is a parish 4½ miles north-north-east from Lynn and 2 east from North Wootton station, in the Western division of the county, Freebridge Lynn hundred and union, Lynn county court district, rural deanery of Lynn and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich, situated on the Babingley river. This parish was anciently a seaport and town of considerable importance, returning two members to Parliament, and the mayor took precedence of those of all boroughs in the county; but having long since been deserted by the sea, it fell into decay, . . . The church of St. Lawrence is a fine specimen of the Norman style, restored in 1844; the chancel, Early English, was beautifully restored in 1857 . . . The register dates from the year 1573. The living is a rectory, with that of Roydon annexed, joint yearly value £419, with 15 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the trustees of the late Hon. Greville Theophilus Howard and held since 1846 by the Worshipful Charles Walter Bagot M.A. of All Souls College, Oxford, chancellor of the diocese of Bath and Wells." [Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk (1883) - Transcription copyright © E.C. “Paddy” Apling]

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    Until 1857 it had been the Peculiar of the Rector of Castle Rising.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Lawrence.
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Church History

Church of St Lawrence
Description and pictures.
Church of St Lawrence
Picture of the church.
Bradfer-Lawrence, Harry Lawrence
Castle Rising: The Church of St Lawrence and the Hospital of the Holy and Undivided Trinity.
[West Norfolk and King's Lynn Newspaper Co, 1937]
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Archdeacon's Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Marriages.
Marriages 1573-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 9.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Castle Rising was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Castle Rising
Pictures.
Lingwood, Lemmon
Jarrold's Guide to Hunstanton.
The illustrated handbook to Hunstanton and neighbourhood, including Sandringham, Castle Rising, King's Lynn, Heacham, West Newton, and Snettisham.
[Norwich, Jarrold, 1900s]
Taylor, William
The Pictorial Guide to Castle Rising, Norfolk.
[King's Lynn, William Taylor, 1858]
Castle Rising Post Mill
Description and history.
Castle Rising Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Castle Rising which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Castle Rising is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Castle Rising has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Beloe, Edward Milligen
Castle Rising: its castle and borough.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.12, 1895]
Bradfer-Lawrence, Harry Lawrence
Castle Rising: A short history of the Castle, Honour, Church, and Borough.
[The Author, 1932]
Brown, Reginald Allen
Castle Rising, Norfolk.
[ISBN 0116703423, London, English Heritage, 1987]
Dence, Colin S.
Portrait of a Village: Castle Rising.
[ISBN 0950708003, Castle Rising, 1980]
Taylor, William
The History and Antiquities of Castle Rising, Norfolk.
[King's Lynn, W. Taylor and Thew and Son, 1850]
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Land & Property

Castle Rising Castle
Description and pictures.
Castle Rising Castle
Description, picture and map.
Castle Rising Castle
Description, history and pictures.
Bradfer-Lawrence, Harry Lawrence
Castle Rising, a short history and description of the castle with illustrations.
[King's Lynn, West Norfolk Newspapers, 1954]
Harrod, Henry
Castle Rising.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.4, 1855]
Harrod, Henry
Documents relating to Castle Rising with notices of the past and present state of the buildings.
[Norwich, Charles Muskett, 1852]
Liddiard, Robert
Castle Rising, Norfolk: A Landscape of Lordship.
[Anglo-Norman Studies Vol 22, 2000]
Liddiard, Robert
A Short History of Castle Rising and its owners.
[English Heritage, 2000]
Morley, Beric; and Gurney, David
Castle Rising Castle, Norfolk.
[ISBN 0905594231, Gressenhall, Field Archaeology Division, East Anglian Archaeology Report No.81, 1977]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF666248 (Lat/Lon: 52.795341, 0.46975), Castle Rising which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Names, Personal

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Societies

Castle Rising History Group
Membership, projects, etc.