Guist

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Guist
Wiggett memorial.jpg
Wiggett memorial in the parish church of Guist, from Blomefield's Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk (1808)
Guist is located in Norfolk
Guist
Guist
 Guist shown within Norfolk
Area  6.80 km2 (2.63 sq mi)
Population 242 
   – density  36 /km2 (93 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TF999255
Civil parish Guist
District Breckland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DEREHAM
Postcode district NR20
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°47′26″N 0°57′48″E / 52.7906°N 0.96335°E / 52.7906; 0.96335

Guist is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 6.80 km2 (2.63 sq mi) and had a population of 242 in 102 households at the 2001 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Breckland.

The village is home to the Sennowe Park Estate and is surrounded by land owned by Mr.Thomas Cooke. At the crossroads of the A1067 and the B1110 is the Clock Tower, a distinctive landmark of the area. The old 1930 bridge on the B1110 to North Elmham was replaced by an eco friendly new bridge in 2002. On the village green is an example of a brick kiln. The church of St Andrew and contains a "Green Man" carving on the pulpit.

Twyford House is a Grade II listed manor house on the edge of the village. [2]

The local pub is called The Ordnance Arms, where they have an adjacent Thai restaurant. As well as this business, the village also has a number of prospering farms in and around the local area.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Twyford House particulars". Savills.