Guestwick (St. Peter)

GUESTWICK (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Aylsham, hundred of Eynsford, E. division of Norfolk, 2½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Foulsham; containing 200 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £5. 0. 10.; net income, £75; patron and impropriator, W. E. L. Bulwer, Esq. The church is a handsome structure in the later English style, with a square embattled tower crowned by pinnacles; there are several memorials of the Bulwer family, and at the eastern extremity of the north aisle is a fine Norman arch. The Independents have a place of worship. Mr. Godwin, author of The Adventures of Caleb Williams and other works, was born here.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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