Place:Postwick, Norfolk, England

Alt namesPossuicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 193
Postwick with Wittonsource: after 1935
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.616°N 1.389°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoBlofield Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Blofield Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Blofield and Flegg Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
Broadland District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Postwick (pronounced "possik") is some 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east of the city of Norwich, on the north bank of the River Yare. (Source:Wikipedia). It is located in the Broadland District of Norfolk.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Postwick from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"POSTWICK, a village and a parish in Blofield [registration] district, Norfolk. The village stands on the Norwich and Yarmouth railway, near the river Yare, 2¾ miles W of Brundall [railway] station, and 4 E by S of Norwich; and has a post-office under Norwich. The parish comprises 1,426 acres, besides a marsh of 356 acres lying near Yarmouth. Real property: £3,699. Population: 291. Houses: 58. The manor and most of the land belong to the Earl of Rosebery. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Gross value: £561. Patron: the Earl of Rosebery. The church is ancient, with a fine tower; and was re-stored in 1866. Charities, £16."

In 1935 Postwick absorbed the neighbouring parish of Whitton, but the area retained the name Postwick. However, at some later date (probably after the formation of the Broadland District in 1974) the name of the civil parish was changed to Postwick with Whitton. Wikipedia has an article on Postwick with Whitton which includes 2001 UK census figures.

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