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"POSTWICK, near the Railway, 4 miles E. by S. of Norwich, is situate in a romantic glen, which opens to the vale of the Yare. Its parish has 241 souls, and 1762A. of land, including a detached marsh of 346A., lying near Yarmouth. The Earl of Rosebery owns most of the soil, and is lord of the manor, and patron of the Church, (All Saints,) which is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, and in 1831 at £462. It is now enjoyed by the Rev. Charles Ford, M.A., who has 47A. 35P. of glebe, and a good residence." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

The name is usually pronounced as Possick.


Church Directories

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

Church History

Church of All Saints
Picture of the church.
Carter, Anne
Welcome to All Saints Church, Postwick.
[Postwick, The Church, 1970s]

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Postwick was in Blofield 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

Postwick is in Blofield Hundred.

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

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Carter, Anne
Postwick - The Story of a Norfolk Village.
[ISBN 1873495005, 1991]
Harrison, Thomas
Postwick and its relatives.
(Written in the early 18th century and edited by James Hargrave Harrison).
[Great Yarmouth, 1858]
Stoker, David
Parson Russell's History of Postwick.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.41, 1990]

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Great Plumstead and Postwick Inclosure Act, 1810.
An act for enclosing lands in the parishes of Great Plumstead and Postwick, in the county of Norfolk.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


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 23 39 181
1811 23 27 226
1821 35 37 254
1831 27 51 237
1841 50 -- 241
1851 49 -- 275
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 58 -- 291
1871 66 66 307
1881 63 69 297
1891 64 64 301
1901 67 67 315
1911 -- 71 340

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.