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|Area||8.65 km2 (3.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||25/km2 (65/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||KING'S LYNN|
|Ambulance||East of England|
Castle Rising is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some 8 kilometres (5 mi) north-east of the town of King's Lynn and 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of the city of Norwich. The River Babingley skirts the north of the village separating Castle Rising from the site of the lost village of Babingley.
Castle Rising Castle was built in the 1140s on the orders of William d'Aubigny and was most famously the residence of Queen Isabella after her role in the murder of King Edward II. The castle was subsequently passed to Edward of Woodstock and is now in the possession of Greville Howard.
Prior to the Reform Act of 1832, Castle Rising was a parliamentary borough yet due to its small population it was often labelled as an example of a rotten borough. Samuel Pepys was the member for Castle Rising between 1673 and 1679 as was Robert Walpole between 1701 and 1702
St. Lawrence's Church
Castle Rising's Parish Church is of Norman origin and is dedicated to Saint Lawrence. The font dates from the Twelfth Century yet the church was heavily restored in the Nineteenth Century by Anthony Salvin and George Edmund Street.
In Popular Culture
Castle Rising appeared as a Danish village in Out of Africa.
- William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel- Norman nobleman
- Adeliza of Louvain- Queen of England
- William d'Aubigny, 2nd Earl of Arundel- Anglo-Norman nobleman
- Isabella of France- Queen of England
- Greville Howard, Baron Howard of Rising- British politician
Castle Rising's War Memorials take the form of two metal plaques on two lanterns in the High Street. They bear the following names for the First World War:
- Corporal Arthur R. Chivers (d.1918), 10th Battalion, Tank Corps
- Private George Twaite (d.1917), 6th Battalion, Royal East Kent Regiment
- Private Eric J. Marsters (d.1915), 1/5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
- Private Josiah Cooper (1885-1916), 9th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
And, the following for the Second World War:
- Gunner Albert D. Ward (1921-1942), 65th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment
- Private Hubert A. Bocking (1915-1944), 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
- Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. ISBN 0-319-21886-4.
- University of Nottingham. (2022). Retrieved November 22, 2022. http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Norfolk/Castle%20Rising
- Castle Rising. (2022). Retrieved November 22, 2022. http://castlerising.com/the-castle/
- Office for National Statistics. (2011). Retrieved November 22, 2022. https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/localarea?compare=E04006296
- Knott, S. (2005). Retrieved November 22, 2022. http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/castlerising/castlerising.htm
- Langley, C and Smith, L. (2004). Retrieved November 22, 2022. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Norfolk/CastleRising.html
- for Castle Rising.