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History - Cawston 1595 - 1605

Baptisms Cawston  Church 1813 - 1880   

Cawston  and many  other villages Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cawston Brass Band     Also see site link: Cawston Band

Cawston College Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
also see site link Cawston college

Cawston Manor Water Tower
also see site link:  Manor

Cawston in 1845:- Genuki Norfolk Web Site including more history/records of Cawston

Cawston Name  (Causton) also see site Link: Cawston Sign & Name

Causton One Name Study

Commonwealth War Graves

Dual Stone-Le Neve's of Norfolk  also see Site Link:- Dual Stone

Duck Decoys Book  Decoy at Bluestone Hall Plantation

Heritage Norfolk

Kelly's Directtory 1883

Noah Norfolk online access to Norfolk Heritage                                    

Norfolk Mills Interesting web site about the many Mills in Norfolk

Norfolk Pubs

Photos of Cawston from Francis Frith

Royal Anglian Regiment

Websites & Books Containing Cawston History:-

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Aidan Semmens, Church Cawston

Cawston Church Rood Screen

Church Medieval Wall Painting

Church Movie NWTV

Church of England A Church Near You

Churches  Cawston. Norfolk

Churches Cawston & Salle

Church Organ:-The National Pipe Organ Register

Chambers' Book of Days   Master John Shorne

Joe Mason Pages

Wool Church - Wikipedia

 Cawston External History Links:

Church External History Links:

Family External History Links:

John Bradburne. John was the son of the Rev T.W.Bradburne who was the Vicar of Cawston 1933-1946, to Learn more visit the John Bradburne web site
(A Documentary Video is in the Cawston Archive).


Day John      also see:-  Wikipedia - John Day


Family Deeds

Graves Thomas


Norfolk Transcriptions Documents

Saul Family   Researching Sole, Saul, Sewell, Solley and similar names.

Saul Family  Saul Family History from Cawston to Kempsey.

Stevens Maria


Wells George

A Fearful Freedom By Robert Hammond:-
Survival story of Jim Wright behind the lines in Japanese occupied territory 1941-1945.
Related Link:
War Times Index

A Short History of a Norfolk Village by John Kett 1993

Caustoniana: or twelve discoures addressed to the inhabitants
of Cawston by Thomas Bowman

Cawston Past and Present. Cawston School Project. (1958)

Church History leaflets obtainable from
St', Agnes Church.

Cawston in Literature as suggested by Michael Yaxley.

History Today, Vol 36 (April 1986)

Notes on the Church of St. Agnes 1953
by the Rev E. F. W. Ames Rector of Cawston 1946 - 1964

S. Agnes Church - Notes on the history of the Church
Written by John Kett, Illustrations by Anthony B. Butler

St. Agnes', Church. "Guide"
The following people helped in compiling this guide:
Felicity Wilkins, John Kett, Michael Stallard, Peter Walder.

Books Containing Cawston History:

Cawston in Literature:

“Moab is my Washpot” (1999) is a autobiographical novel written by Stephen Fry (1957) who once attended Cawston primary school. In this novel he recalls Cawston school. His eloquence in describing his early life at Cawston school in  MS. Medlar’s class is beautifully written and a joy to read.

Church expert and clerical mystery writer Kate Charles (b 1950) sets her “Evil Angels Among Them (1995) in the fictional village of “Walston”. This word is based on two of her favourite churches, Salle and Cawston. Her story, a clerical mystery is set around the church of ‘St. Michael and All Angels’ which in fact is
Cawston church. In her book she describes the spectacular angel roof and the medieval painting over the chancel arch. Not far from the church is ‘Walston Manor’ and the ‘Queens Head’ pub which features Anne Boleyn on its sign.

Kate Charles writes in her book, “this is not the sort of church one might expect to find in a small rather undistinguished Norfolk village like Walston; its size bespoke past glories of which scarcely a trace remained. Built in the Perpendicular style, its exterior, crowned by a massive square tower, was a marvel of flushwork in Norfolk flint, and the interior, with its vast expanses of clear glass in the side aisles and the deep clerestory, was irradiated with the sort of light that is only found in East Anglia, as the sky had somehow found a way to invade the church.”

Brian Cooper’s Norfolk novels all have something special about them. He created “Salleston” (Salle and Cawston) in his novel “Covenat with Death” (1994). The mystery is about the legendary theft of a parapet and pinnacles of
Cawston church tower.

Michael Yaxley, Bonn, July 2006.

Centenary of Cawston Voluntary School 1871-1971.
Looking back into the past.

Echoes of the Good & Fallen - Angels De Cawston - Norfolk.

Parish Magazines Published every month.

Red Jungle by John Cross, D.C.M:-
Three British Survivors of a radio party who
met up with Jim Wright, See A Fearful Freedom by Robert Hammond above.

Recommended Reading as Suggested by Michael Yaxley Click Here

The Squires of Heydon Hall - Jane Preston

Walter Rye, An Account of the Church and Parish of Cawston (1898)
                                                                                    Only 100 Printed.

Within These Ancient Walls. Discovering St. Agnes’ Church.
                                                by Susie Timms.  Click Here to Buy.

Yesterday's Children -Tales of Cawston's Past by John Kett. (1980)

Related Links: War Times Index

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