Caister Next Yarmouth  Norfolk


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.

Caister Next Yarmouth through time

Caister Next Yarmouth is now part of Great Yarmouth district. Click here for graphs and data of how Great Yarmouth has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Caister Next Yarmouth itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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: 30th May 2024

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