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Norfolk: Scottow

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Scottow is about 9 miles N. of Norwich.


Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Church of All Saints
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Scottow Parish Cemetery
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the cemetery.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Cotton, Simon; and Tricker, Roy
All Saints, Scottow: church guide.
[Scottow, Norfolk Churches Trust, 1980s]
Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
Community Church of St Edward, Badersfield
Description and pictures.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Scottow was in Aylsham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Scottow and Badersfield Parish Council
Meetings, minutes, map, etc.
The Marlpit
Community news magazine for Coltishall, Horstead with Stanninghall, Great and Little Hautbois, Scottow and Badersfield.
This is the name given to the former housing at RAF Coltishall, which closed in 2006. It is now private housing, and is named after the world war two fighter pilot, Sir Douglas Bader. Part is in the parish of Scottow, and part in Lamas.
Gibbons, Fred (writing as Apple Jack)
Memories of the Village of Scottow, 1920-1995.
[Scottow, The Author, 1995]
Scottow Mill Common Post Mill
Description and history.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Scottow is in South Erpingham Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for South Erpingham Hundred
Description of South Erpingham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

Land and Property

See Hoveton St Peter
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

RAF Coltishall began in 1939 as Scottow Aerodrome, on land near Scottow Hall.
See Coltishall

Military Records

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Scottow Parish Cemetery
Burials from RAF Coltishall, WW2.
War Memorial
World War 1.
War Memorial
World War 2.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1801  4877376
1811  8193406
1821  8596434
1831  6986460
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1871  9797436
1881  9192430
1891  8787379
1901  8182383
1911  --83371

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1861 Census
"The decrease of population in Colby, Scottow, and Marsham parishes is attributed to migration".
1901 Census
"Including Fairstead."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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August 2014