Coordinates: 52°47′26″N 0°57′48″E / 52.7906°N 0.96335°E / 52.7906; 0.96335
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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
Location within Norfolk
Area6.80 km2 (2.63 sq mi)
Population250 (2011)[1]
• Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF999255
Civil parish
  • Guist
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDEREHAM
Postcode districtNR20
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°47′26″N 0°57′48″E / 52.7906°N 0.96335°E / 52.7906; 0.96335

Guist (/ˈɡst/) 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,[2] including Twyford and increasing slightly to a population of 250 in 110 households at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the Upper Wensum Ward of Breckland District Council and the Elmham and Mattishall Division of Norfolk County Council.

The villages name means 'Gaega's/ Gaegi's dwelling'

A large part of the village belongs to the Sennowe Park Estate as does all the surrounding land. The estate belongs to the descendants of Thomas Cook who bought it in 1898.

At the crossroads of the A1067 and the B1110 is the estate 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 medieval church of St Andrew contains a "Green Man" carving on the pulpit.

Twyford House is a Grade II listed manor house on the edge of the village.[3]

Guist, Norfolk (Breckland District)

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]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Twyford House particulars". Savills.