West Caister

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West Caister
St Edmund's church - geograph.org.uk - 807833.jpg
St Edmund's church, West Caister
West Caister is located in Norfolk
West Caister
West Caister
West Caister shown within Norfolk
Area6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Population175 (2011)[1]
• Density26/km2 (67/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG506116
Civil parish
  • West Caister
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNR30
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°38′39″N 1°42′10″E / 52.64420°N 1.70291°E / 52.64420; 1.70291Coordinates: 52°38′39″N 1°42′10″E / 52.64420°N 1.70291°E / 52.64420; 1.70291

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.[2]

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, reducing to a population of 175 in 72 households at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Great Yarmouth.[3]

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"


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved December 2, 2005.

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