CROSTWICK is a parish and village about 4¾ miles from Norwich, 3½ from Salhouse station and within 2 of the navigable river Ant, in the Southern division of the county, in Taverham hundred. and St. Faith's union, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Taverham, archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The houses are for the most part situated round a picturesque common of 30 acres. The church of St. Peter is a building of rubble in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave and tower: the windows are stained: on the south wall is an ancient fresco of St. Christopher: the ruins of the staicase to the rood-loft still remain. The register dates from the year 1560. The living is a rectory, gross yearly value £192 with house, in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich and held since 1878 by the Rev. William Henry Christmas M.A. of Jesus College, Cambridge. The town land of one acre produces £1 5s. yearly for fuel. The Rev. Robert Longe M.A. of Coddenham, Suffolk, who is lord of the manor, and Lieut.-Col. John Stracey-Clitherow, of Boston House, New Brentford, Middlesex, are the principal landowners. The soil is sand and gravel; subsoil, sand. The chief crops are wheat, barley, turnips and hay. The area is 690 acres; rateable value, £898; the population in 1881 was 159.
National School, for 43 children; average 43; Miss Sarah Dennington, mistress
© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, July 2007; links updated February 2011.
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