A General History of the County of Norfolk

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 370 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1829 Excerpt: ... HUNDRED OF EAST FLEGG. Lies at the eastern extremity of this county, being in extent N. as far as the bounds of Scratsby with Homesley, and along the coast to the mouth of the Yare, or Gariensis, twelve miles; and nearly seven in breadth from Caister lighthouses on the E. to the Bure, at Stokesby, on the W. It had formerly fourteen parish churches, five of which are dilapidated, and three converted into barns. There are in this, and the hundred of West Flegg, twenty-five towns, which constitute the deanery of Flegg, in the archdeaconry of Norwich. Of these it is somewhat remarkable that the names of fourteen end with by. East Flegg is bounded by West Flegg on the N. W.; by Walsham and Lothingland in Suffolk, on the S.; and by the British ocean on the E. CAISTER. Twenty miles. St.. P. 772. Written in Domesday-book, Castre, and takes its name from a fort, or station, held here by the Romans, where one part or mouth of the Yare is said to have run into the British ocean, at a place called Cockle-water, or Grub's haven, now stopped up by the sands.--Caister is supposed, by Mr. Ives, to have been a summer camp to Burgh castle, Garianonum, The field where the encampment was, is near where the lighthouse stood. In the celebrated Notitia Imperii, a survey of the Roman empire, published by Pancirollus, 1593, it appears, that the commander of the Stablesian horse, under the count of the Saxon shore, in Britain, was stationed at a place called Garianonum, that is, the mouth of the Gariensis, or Yare; but where that ancient fortress was situated authors are not agreed. The venerable Camden places it at Burgh castle in Suffolk, and says that Yarmouth rose out of its ruins. Sir Henry Spelman contends for its having been at Caister. Where Camden and Spelman differ in opin...

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