Cawston is a village and civil parish in the Broadland district of Norfolk, England. The village is approximately 11 miles (18 km) north of Norwich on the B1145 road, a route which runs between King’s Lynn and Mundesley.
Cawston is a large village situated within very easy reach of “The Fine City of Norwich”, the Norfolk Broads, King’s Lynn, Cromer and the coast road to Great Yarmouth. It can also boast to having many historic places of interest nearby including Blickling Hall.
Axes of stone, axes of bronze, burial urns, Roman coins and pottery etc – all have been unearthed (See Finds) within Cawston’s boundaries, revealing the presence and progress of man in this area over several thousand years. We can picture the first inhabitants, working hard with primitive tools to clear a living-space on the high ground East of “Salle Beck”; and we know that our first highway ran near Botany Bay Farm, where it can still be traced, and on to Bawdeswell and Worthing, then by Castle Acre to Peterborough.