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Griston, Norfolk

Historical Description

Griston, a village and a parish in Norfolk, 2 miles SE by E from Watton station on the G.E.R., and 8 W by N from Attleborongh. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Watton. Acreage, 1390; population, 299. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £138 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Norwich. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles. There are some useful charities.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishGriston St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionWayland 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Griston from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.

Postal districtIP25
Post TownThetford