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Norfolk: Caister on Sea

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This is the Caister near Great Yarmouth. There is also Caistor St Edmund (or Caistor next Norwich). The spellings are different, but it is quite common for them to be used interchangeably.
References to Caister may also occur in texts about Gt Yarmouth.


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Church Directories

Church Records

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1923 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Caister on Sea was in Flegg Registration District. Between 1837 and 1850, the district was called East and West Flegg.

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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Caister on Sea is in East Flegg Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
Description of East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk


Lifeboat Service

Caister Lifeboat
History, pictures, etc.
Tooke, Colin
The beachcompany: a history of the men who organised salvage and rescue work off the East Anglican coast in the 19th century, with particular reference to the longest surviving group, the 'Caister Company of Beachmen'.
[Caister-on-Sea, 1981]
Tooke, Colin
Caister: beach boats and boatmen. (Caister lifeboat services to 1933).
[0946148198, North Walsham, Poppyland, 1986]

Caister Castle

Caister Castle
Description, history, pictures, etc.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Barnes, H.D. and Simpson, William Douglas
Caister Castle.
[London, Society of Antiquaries of London, Antiquaries Journal, Vol.32 (1-2), January-April 1952]
Turner, Dawson
Sketch of the history of Caistor Castle, near Yarmouth: including biographical notices of Sir John Fastolfe and of different individuals of the Paston family.
[London, Whittaker, 1842]


Calvert, Dorothy; and Calvert, Laurence D.E.
Oh Caister!: Where are you now? : A true story of three generations in Caister-on-Sea (1918-).
[Toft Monks, Fine Publishing, 1989]
Tooke, Colin
Caister: 2,000 years a village.
[ISBN 0946148112, North Walsham, Poppyland, 2000]

Land and Property

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Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Voting Registers

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June 2001