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"CROSTWICK, 4½ miles N.N.E. of Norwich, has in its parish 147 souls, and about 700A. of land, mostly belonging to J. Longe and J. Stracey, Esqrs. Here is a common of 30A. The Church (St. Peter,) is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £2. 17s. 6d., and in 1831 at £66. It has 4½A. of glebe, and is in the patronage of the Bishop of Norwich, and incumbency of the Rev. John Humfrey, A.M., of Wroxham." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

See also Crostwight.



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Church Directories

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

Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter
Services, minister, pictures, etc.
Parishes of Horsham St Faith, Spixworth and Crostwick
Churches, services, pictures, etc.
Rose, Edwin J.; and King, David J.
Recent discoveries at Crostwick St Peter.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.39, 1986]

Church Records

Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages, Crostwick, 1561-1753.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Crostwick was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

See Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Crostwick is in Taverham Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Taverham Hundred
Description of Taverham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1801 13 22 129
1811 15 23 126
1821 15 27 136
1831 27 28 143
1841 27 -- 147
1851 30 -- 138
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 29 -- 144
1871 29 29 129
1881 33 33 159
1891 34 34 147
1901 32 32 134
1911 -- 32 153

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1861 Census
"ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."