In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Caister Next Yarmouth like this:
CAISTOR-NEXT-YARMOUTH, a village and a parish in Flegg district, Norfolk. The village stands on the coast, near the river Bure, 2½ miles N of Yarmouth; is supposed, by some antiquaries, to occupy the site of the Roman Garianonum; has a post office, of the name of Caistor, under Yarmouth; and is a coastguard station. The parish comprises 2,832 acres of land and 215 of water. Real property, £7,290. Pop., 1,203. Houses, 298. The property is much subdivided. A strong moated castle was built, about a mile from the village, in the 15th century, by Sir John Fastolf, a native, the capturer of John II. ...
of France, sometimes mistaken for the Falstaff of Shakspeare; and a lofty round tower and part of the north and west w alls are still standing. An ancient free chapel stood on the manor as early as the time of Edward I.; and was erected into a college for seven monks or priests, either by Sir John Fastolf or by one of his successors; and some remains of it exist near the castle ruins. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £942. Patron, the Rev. G. W. Steward. The church is decorated and later English, and has a lofty square tower. There was formerly another church, with parochial jurisdiction, called St. Edmunds; but only a part of the tower remains. There are a chapel of ease, three Methodist chapels, a reading room, a national school, and charities £97.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Caister Next Yarmouth, in Great Yarmouth and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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