St Edmund's church, West Caister
West Caister shown within Norfolk
|Area||6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)|
|- Density||28 /km2 (73 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||West Caister|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||GREAT YARMOUTH|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
West Caister is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated just inland from the coast, some 2 km (1.2 mi) from the seaside resort of Caister-on-Sea and 4 km (2.5 mi) north of the town of Great Yarmouth.
The civil parish has an area of 6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 195 in 83 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Great Yarmouth.
West Caister is the site of Caister Castle, a 15th-century moated castle built by Sir John Fastolf, who was the inspiration for William Shakespeare's Falstaff. The great Thomas Ward lived much of his life there adjacent to the main part of the village next to its close neighbour Ormesby St Margaret"
- Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
- Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
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