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West Caister Saint Edmunds Church NR30 5SY



West Caister Saint Edmunds the Martyr church, A Victorian chapel built by the Rev'd George Stewart (Rector of Caister from 1829 to 1878) in 1854, to serve the growing population of the hamlet of West Caister.A tower ruin survives.From the leaflet, the church you see standing near the top of the hill on West Road, is a Victorian Chapel of Ease of the Parish Church of Caister. It was built by the Rev'd George Stewart, Rector of Caister from 1829 to 1878 in 1854, to serve the growing population of the hamlet of West Caister, which at the time was an important in Great Yarmouth for farming, and market gardening. This isn't the first Saint Edmund's Church in West Caister. Its ivy covered tower is in the grounds of Glebe House. In the 15th century, West Caister came to prominence as the seat of the Fastolf family. It reached its climax when Sir John Fastolf, was the model of Shakespear's character in Henry V and the Merry Wives of Windsor and built Caister Castle. I have a Royal Doulton ornament. The large font believed to have come from the parish church, was found in a farm worker's garden near Diss, and purchased for £5.

West Caister Saint Edmunds Church NR30 5SY