"CROSTWIGHT parish, 4 miles E. of North Walsham, has only 69 souls, and 777 acres of land, mostly the property of Martin James Shepheard, Esq., of the [sic] North Walsham and Crostwight Hall, a large old mansion, near the ruin of the ancient manor house, which was a seat of the Walpoles. Mr. Shepheard is lord of the manor, and patron of the Church (All Saints,) which is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5. 6s. 8d., and enjoyed by the Rev. Henry Atkinson." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Helen Neave]


Crostwight is about 11 miles S.E. of Cromer.
See also Crostwick.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Waxham, 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 All Saints.

Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Crostwight was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, Crostwight was in Smallburgh Registration District for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Crostwight is in Tunstead Hundred.

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

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



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG336297 (Lat/Lon: 52.814072, 1.464785), Crostwight which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law