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Cawston is about 4 miles W.S.W. of Aylsham.
It includes the hamlets of Eastgate, Southgate, and Woodrow.
See also Caston.

Cemeteries

Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Church of St Agnes, the Aylsham Road Cemetery, and other memorials
Monumental inscriptions, name index, and photographs of gravestones, including the illegible ones, with plans of the churchyard and the cemetery. Produced by Cawston Historical Society.
Church of St Agnes
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Aylsham Road Cemetery
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the cemetery.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Agnes
Services, map, parochial church council, etc.
Church of St Agnes
Services, etc.
Church of St Agnes
Description, history and pictures.
Church of St Agnes
Description and pictures.
Ames, E.F.W.
Notes on the Church of St Agnes, Cawston.
[Cawston, The Church, 1962]
Kett, John
St Agnes Church, Cawston: Notes on the history of the church.
[Cawston, The Church, 1970s]
Wilkins, Felicity
St Agnes, Cawston.
[Cawston, The Church, 1982]
 
Church of St Agnes
Wall paintings in the church.
Bulwer, James
Notice of a mural painting discovered in the south transept of Cawston Church.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.3, 1852]
Cawston Methodist Church
Description and picture.
Cawston Wesleyan Reform Church
Description, pictures, reminiscences, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Cawston was in Aylsham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Cawston Parish
Description, history, pictures, parish council, churches, maps, organisations, etc.
There is a lot of information here.
Cawston Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
Kett, John
Yesterday's Children: Tales of Cawston's past.
[Cawston Village Hall, 1980]
Cawston Smock Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Cawston Sygate Black and White Mills
Description and pictures.
Cawston Sygate Black Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Cawston Sygate White Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Cawston is in South Erpingham Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for South Erpingham Hundred
Description of South Erpingham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

History

Rye, Walter
An Account of the Church and Parish of Cawston, in the county of Norfolk.
[Norwich, Agas H. Goose, 1898]

Land and Property

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Maps

Map of Cawston
Streets, buildings, etc.
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

War Memorials and Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2, and other wars.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1801172172  840
1811180180  811
1821191192  929
18312222291110
1841243---1130
1851251---1184
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861245---1019
18712472641043
18812542821096
18912562561068
1901255257  986
1911---2621023

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1861 Census
"The decrease of population in the parishes of Themelthorpe, Wood-Dalling, Reepham, Cawston, and Corpusty is mainly attributed to the migration of labourers to other parts."
1901 Census
"Including Eastgate and Southgate."

Schools

Cawston Schools
Description, history and pictures.

Societies

Cawston Historical Society
Meetings, heritage centre, archives, etc.

Voting Registers

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
December 2012