"GUIST, or Geiste, 2 miles W. of Foulsham, and 6 miles S.E. of Fakenham, is a pleasant scattered village, on the northern acclivity of the vale of the Wensum. Its parish has 425 souls, and about 1670 acres of land, mostly the property of Wm. Norris, Esq., lord of the manor, impropriator, and patron of the Church (St Andrew,) which contains several neat monuments to the Norris, Wiggett, Bulwer, and other families. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £5.15s.5d., and in 1831, at £160, was augmented, from 1745 to 1794, with £600 of Queen Anne's Bounty, laid out in 38A. of land, at Elmham and Sprowston. The Rev. J. Spurgeon, M.A., of Twyford, is the incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Jayne Cole]
The name may also be spelled Geist or Geiste.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Sparham, 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 Andrew.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Guist to another place.
Guist is in Eynsford Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Eynsford Hundred
- Description of Eynsford Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Guist has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
- Statement of Claims (24): Geist.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1813.
- Great Britain: Statute
- Guist Inclosure Act, 1813.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Geist, in the county of Norfolk: 23rd March 1813.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813]
[London, J. Dorington, 1813]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF999255 (Lat/Lon: 52.790358, 0.96277), Guist which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.
- 1901 Census
- "Including Upper Guist."