|Cawston is a large village situated within very easy
reach of "The Fine City of Norwich" the Norfolk Broads, King's Lynn and a coast road to Great Yarmouth it can
to having many historic places of interest nearby including Blickling Hall. (see link in
Looking through our
pages, like many other villages, Cawston has changed with the closure of shops and
but still has much to offer, being an active village having:-
St. Agnes', a 14th century historic
with Hammer Beam Roof,
VC Primary School
with large playing field.
which joins the large-
Oakes Family playing field.
The Bell Inn
with restaurant and Bed & Breakfast.
Public House with restaurant.
Cawston Post Office,
"Londis" Papers, Lottery & Off Licence etc.
All Things Nice:- Cafe, Deli and Patisserie etc.
Woodrow Service Station, Repairs and MOTs.
a large employer and :-
operating in and from Cawston including units
at the Station Yard.
Cawston also enjoys many activities/organisations.
With continued support to all the above
and with the addition of new houses, care home, self contained units and
industrial units, Cawston will continue to be catered for with many social
From the very earliest times there has been a village here, items have been unearthed suggesting a settlement here
long before the Romans (flint tools. bronze axe, burial urn of c.l200
bc.) Roman coins prove that there was someone living here shortly after the
time of Christ. In the Dark Ages, Danes came
across to Norfolk raiding and then to settle: they may account for the satellite
villages- Sygate and Eastgate. At the Norman Conquest (1066) Cawston was a Royal
Manor and when
Harold was shot in the eye at Hastings it went to William. In the Domesday Book
(1087) Cawston stands as a prosperous farming community surrounded by huge
And so the Middle Ages began. With
them came the sheep whose wool
was to make Norfolk rich and worth the
attention of successful and rich politicians. Since the Manor was in the gift of
the King, it became inevitably a prize to be fought for by the most powerful in
the land- and so it came to the Earls of Suffolk.
book St. Agnes', Cawston.