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Norfolk: Caston

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

CASTON, a pleasant village, 3½ miles S.E. of Watton, has in its parish 513 souls, and 1509A. of land, mostly the property of Sir Edward Bowyer Smijth [sic], Bart., of Essex, and the Rev. B. Barker. The former is lord of the manor of Caston Hall, but part of the parish is in the manors of Newlands, Griston, and Scoulton.

The Church (Holy Cross) is a large fabric, with a tower and six bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £11.19s.2d., is consolidated with those of Rockland, All Saints, and St. Peter, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. B. Barker, of Shipdham. The joint livings were valued in 1831, at £1022 per annum. The glebe here is about 21A.

The Wesleyans have a small chapel here, and on the green, is the shaft of an ancient cross, curiously carved.

An Allotment of 25A., awarded to the occupiers of 24 ancient cottages, in 1813, is let for £8. The Town Land, 2A. 35P., is let for £4, which is applied with the poor rates.

	Bailey    Geo.          shopr. & vict. Duke's Hd.
	Banham    Geo.          wheelwright
	Barker    Robert        corn miller
	Bilham    Jas.          shopr. and shoemaker
	Brett     John          shoemaker
	Burcham   Robert        shopkeeper
	Coe       Mary Ann      schoolmistress
	Cook      Wm.           blacksmith
	Crook     Wm.           beerhouse keeper
	Darsley   Wm.           baker, &c.
	Dover     Hy. Esq.      Parsonage
	Fox       Edmund Geo.   tea-dealer
	Hewett    Jno.          plumber, painter, &c.
	Horne     Jas.          grocer and draper
	Land      Jas. W.       vict. Red Lion
	Land      Robt.         bricklayer
	Osborn    James         saddler, &c.
	Palmer    Ellis, Esq
	Partridge Rev Walter J. curate
	Sayer     John          shoemaker
	Taylor    Henry         carpenter
	Vince     Philip        wheelwright, &c.

	   FARMERS.

	Davey     George
	Darsley   Wm.
	James     William
	Lock      Davey
	Smith     Jas. Wm.
	Smith     Robert
	Turner    Ellis         Caston Hall
	Wilby     Isaac
	Youngman  Wm.

See also the Caston parish page.

Copyright © Pat Newby.
August 1999