"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.
- 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 of All Saints
- Picture of the church.
- Carter, Anne
- Welcome to All Saints Church, Postwick.
[Postwick, The Church, 1970s]
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Postwick to another place.
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
You can see the administrative areas in which Postwick has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- 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]
- 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]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG296078 (Lat/Lon: 52.619673, 1.39037), Postwick which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- 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.