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Norfolk: Scottow

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]

SCOTTOW parish, on the banks of a rivulet, 5 miles S. by W. of North Walsham, and 2½ miles W. of Worstead, has 539 inhabitants, and 2104A. 2R. 24P. of land, mostly the property of Sir Thomas Henry Estridge Durrant, Bart., the lord of the manor and lessee of the rectory, who resides at Scottow Hall, a handsome cemented mansion, with two extensive wings and a finely wooded lawn, near a lake of 17A.

The Church (All Saints,) stands near the hall, and has a good organ, given by Sir T.H.E. Durrant, in 1844. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £8. 13s. 6½d., and consolidated with the rectory of Belaugh. (See page 457 [which is the entry for Belaugh].) The Bishop of Norwich is patron and appropriator, and the incumbent has here a good residence and 17A. of glebe. In 1839, the impropriate rectorial tithes of Scottow were commuted for £500, and the vicarial for £230 per annum; and the vicar has a yearly rent-charge of £16 out of the former.

At the enclosure, in 1831, an allotment of 21A. 2R. 16P. was awarded to the poor. A cattle fair is held on Easter Tuesday, at the Horse Shoes Inn, near which is the Post Office, at John Seaman's, where the mail cart calls daily.

	Durrant   Sir T.H.E., Bart. Hall

	Balls     Thomas            wheelwright
	Bird      Mary              shopkeeper
	Christmas Wm.               butcher
	Futter    John              bricklayer
	Hunt      Thomas            grocer and miller
	Kirk      Stephen           vict. Horse Shoes
	Lake      John              butler
	Lubbock   Rev. John, M.A.   vicar of Scottow,
	                              and rector of Belaugh
	Ross      Thomas            gardener
	Seagoe    Stpn.             smith  [see note below]
	Seagoe    Thos.             tailor [see note below]
	Vincent   Benjamin          joiner

	   FARMERS.

	Betts     John
	Breese    Stephen
	Colk      John
	Harbord   Robert
	Kirk      Stephen
	Knights   Robert
	Knights   Thomas
	Reyner    William
	Smith     John
	Stocking  Rhoda

	   Shoemakers.

	Bird      Robt.             (and parish clerk)
	Flowerdew Jas.
	Jacobs    Jacob
	Kemp      John
	Seaman    John
CARRIER to Norwich, Saml. Reynolds, Sat.
Note: in the original, these are:
    "Seagoe Thos. tailor, and Stpn. smith"

See also the Scottow parish page.

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April 1999