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West Caister

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Population  175 (2011)
Civil parish  West Caister
Country  England
Area  6.85 km²
Shire county  Norfolk
OS grid reference  TG506116
Region  East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Local time  Friday 10:28 PM
District  Borough of Great Yarmouth
West Caister
Weather  11°C, Wind S at 16 km/h, 71% Humidity

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.

Map of West Caister, UK

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.

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"

References

West Caister Wikipedia


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