Griston, Thetford, Norfolk

Published: 05th September 2011
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Covering an area of around 6 square kilometers and having a population of over 1,200 in over 200 households, according to the Census in 2001, Griston is a village and also a civil parish located in the Wayland area. Hosted by the Breckland district and being part of Norfolk County, Griston offers visitors and residents some great sightseeing and many great hotspots and landmarks.

The Domesday Book refers to the village and the old writings consider Griston Hall to have been the abode of the wicked uncle who asked for the execution of his wards who were called the Babes in the Wood. The trigger for his cruel actions was determined by the desire to inherit their property, and the peculiar and distinctive sign of Griston tells the entire tale in a simple image. Now, the peculiarity related to the existence and the origins of this village and civil parish go on. The village actually hosted a lot of houses that were specially built to serve the needs of the prison officers who used to work at the prison there. So from this point of view, Griston seems to have been quite an exclusive location.

As for the important buildings in the village that hold a great significance for the residents there, we can count the care center for the elderly called the "Thorp House" and the "Wagon And Horses" pub which makes for a great spare time destination. As for the churches here, St. Paul and St. Peter, are two of the most preeminent and distinguished churches the village of Griston has. The RAF Watton airfield is also part of the village, while the category C Wayland Prison validates the previously mentioned details regarding the history and the origins of Griston.

Children and teenagers also have some great schooling options, such as the Wayland Community High School, which is a fellow Wayland village of Caston. There is also a primary school nearby in the form of the Cason CE VA Primary School.

So if you are planning on ever moving here and you are afraid your children won't benefit from proper education in this village, you can rest assured there are plenty of options you can safely look into.

As for the transportation means and links inside the village of Griston and around it, the cycling and walking route that links Groston and the market town of Watton is worth mentioning, as part of the Sustrans Connect2 project. This great route enables all the heavy traffic to be lightened up and shortened considerably, thus providing a great alternative to the A1075.

All in all, we can honestly say that Griston has all that it takes to make for a really great place to be living in or at least visit from time to time. Don't hesitate to be a witness of England's rich and complicated history and try to see with your own eyes a small part of it.

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