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Crostwight is a small village and former civil parish in the north-east of Norfolk, England. The population is now listed in the civil parish of Honing. Apart from the church, the village consists of the Hall, its cottages and outbuildings. When you visit Crostwight, Walkfo brings Crostwight places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Crostwight Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Crostwight

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Crostwight history

Crostwight is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, which spells its name ‘Crostwit’. At that time, it was held by Geoffrey Baynard under Ralph Baynard. Tempore Regis Eduardi (in the time of King Edward the Confessor), twelve freemen at Crostwit had one hundred and 50 acres (200,000 m) of land, and there were twelve borderers, with 16 acres (65,000 m) of meadow. The whole was described as one league (leuca) in length and seven furlongs broad. There is a reference to the church of St Benet’s of Hulme, and the people mentioned include Esger the staller and Geoffrey Baynard. At the time of the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, the area of North Walsham was “the cradle, the supreme fortress, and the tomb of the Norfolk rebels”, generating surveys of households, and Crostwight is one of the few places for which complete records survive. Its heads of households were found to consist of nine cultivators, three weavers, two spinsters, one dyer and one fuller. According to William White’s Gazetteer of 1845: CROSTWIGHT parish, 4 miles (6.4 km) E. of North Walsham, has only 69 souls, and 777 acres (3.14 km) of land, mostly the property of Martin James Shepheard, Esq., of the North Walsham and Crostwight Hall, a large old mansion near the ruin of the ancient manor house, which was a seat of the Walpoles. Mr Shepheard is Lord of the Manor, and patron of the church (All Saints’) which is a rectory, valued in the King’s Book at £5. 6s. 8d. and enjoyed by the Rev. Henry Atkinson. The glebe is 10½ A, and the tithes were commuted in 1838 for £153 per annum. More was said in the 1883 edition of White’s Gazetteer: CROSTWIGHT parish… is in Smallburgh union, Tunstead hundred, North Walsham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Happing and Tunstead petty sessional division, North Walsham polling district of North Norfolk, Waxham rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It has a rateable value of £879. It had 74 inhabitants in 1881, and comprises 777 acres (3.14 km) of land, mostly the property of Mrs Anna Maria Shepheard, of North Walsham, who is also lady of the manor. Crostwight Hall, a large old mansion near the ruins of the ancient manor house, which was a seat of the Walpole and Le Groos families, is occupied by Mr Frederick Gibbs. The CHURCH (All Saints) is a small rubble building, comprising nave, chancel, south porch, and short square tower with one bell. It is of the early Decorated period and retains its elegant rood-loft screen, from which, however, all traces of painting are obliterated. There are some fragments of stained glass in the windows; and on the bosses of the roof the heads of a king and queen may still be seen. In the pavement are two stone coffin lids with crosses, and a small brass; and in the churchyard is a remarkable stone of considerable thickness, shaped like a cross, and about six feet long. In 1848 some curious paintings were discovered on the north wall of the church, representing the seven deadly sins, St Christopher, the Crucifixion, St Michael, Our Saviour before Pilate, and other subjects, treated with great spirit, and displaying a tolerable knowledge of art. There is a piscina in the chancel and a stoup-niche in the porch. An organ was purchased in 1861 by subscription. Mrs Anna Maria Shepheard is lady patron of the rectory, which was valued in the King’s Book at £5 6s. 8d. and is now in the incumbency of the Rev. John Bartholomew Vale, M.A., who has a good residence, 13½ acres of glebe, and a yearly rent-charge of £150, awarded in 1838 in lieu of tithes. At the time of the 1841 census, the surnames recorded for Crostwight are Atkins, Bacon, Burton, Cinlon, Colman, Crowe, Flowerday, Frary, Furnace, Hubbard, Lane, Jarvis, Mays, Salmon, Reed, Shephard, Webster and Wright. At the census of 1921, the parish’s population was seventy-one, and by 1931 it had fallen to sixty-one. In 1935, Crostwight was abolished as a civil parish and incorporated into its larger neighbour, Honing. The parish records, dating from 1698 to 1988, are held by the Norfolk Record Office at its Archive Centre in Martineau Lane, Norwich.

Crostwight geography / climate

Crostwight Heath (dense acidic scrubland) is designated in the North Norfolk Local Plan as County Wildlife Sites. The Heath and Common are both designated in North Norfolk as Wildlife Sites by North Norfolk County Council. CrostWight Heath is a broad-leaved coppiced woodland woodland.

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Best Crostwight places to visit

Crostwight has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Crostwight’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Crostwight’s information audio spots:

Crostwight photo St Mary’s Church, East Ruston
St Mary’s Church is a redundant Anglican church in the village of East Ruston, Norfolk. It is noted for its 15th-century painted and carved chancel screen. The church is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
Crostwight photo Dilham Castle
Dilham Castle, also called Dilham Hall, is situated in the village of Dilham, near Stalham in Norfolk, England.
Crostwight photo Bromholm Priory
Bromholm Priory was a Cluniac priory, situated in a coastal location near the village of Bacton, Norfolk, England.

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Crostwight has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Crostwight plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Crostwight using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Crostwight plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.