Cawston  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cawston like this:

CAWSTON, a village and a parish in Aylsham district, Norfolk. The village stands on a pleasant spot, near an affluent of the river Wensum, 4 miles WSW of Aylsham, and 9½ E of Elmbam r. station; and has a post office under Norwich, and fairs on 1 Feb. and the last Wednesday of April and Aug. ...

The parish comprises 4,296 acres. Real property, £5,374. Pop., 1,019. Houses, 245. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £1,015* Patron, Pembroke Hall, Cambridge. The church is decorated perpendicular, and was partly restored in 1865. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £11.

Cawston through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cawston, in Broadland and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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