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Caistor Saint Edmund Church NR14 8RN



Caistor Saint Edmund Church, There are very few names in Norfolk that contain Latin elements, Caister is derived from Latin castra, and this element forms part of another name, Brancaster. Both with origins in having a Roman camp. Caister or Castre meaning Roman camp. The Old English ceaster is derived from Latin, castra. Not to be mistaken for nearby Caister on Sea, Caistor Saint Edmund near a busy main road is near Norwich. With its square west tower, 3 bells, nave chancel and an unusual north porch. The chancel is Early English and the nave Decorated, with a number of later insertions, mainly windows. The font is sculptured with emblems, and engraved around the base, was erected in 1402, by Richard de Castor, who was called "Castor the good." He died in 1419, and lies buried in the church. there are memorials to the Dashwood, Warren and Arthy families. The church has large hood mould stops on the 13th century north door, very much turned inwards and representing a Bishop and King. There are modern roofs and fittings. There is a mural of Saint Christopher, and the Arms of Anne dated 1714.

Caistor Saint Edmund Church NR14 8RN