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Norfolk: Scottow

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

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SCOTTOW parish, on the banks of a rivulet, 5 miles S. by W. of North Walsham, and 2½ miles W. of Worstead, is in Aylsham union, South Erpingham hundred and petty sessional division, Aylsham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Coltishall polling district, Ingworth rural deanery, and Norwich archdeaconry. The rateable value in 1881 was £4297 17s., gross estimated rental, £4728 15s. It had 430 inhabitants in 1881, and comprises 2120 acres of rich and well-cultivated land, mostly the property of Ina, Lady Durrant, lady of the manor and lessee of the rectory, who resides at Scottow Hall, a handsome cemented mansion, with extensive wings and a finely-wooded lawn, near a lake of 17 acres. About 100 acres belong to Rev. James White, of Sloley.

The CHURCH (All Saints) is a fine edifice near the hall, comprising nave with aisles, chancel, south porch, and lofty tower with five bells. It was thoroughly restored by the late vicar and his friends in 1857, when the windows were almost entirely reglazed, a new oak pulpit with stone base was presented by Lord Nelson, the old Purbeck marble font was restored, new altar rails and choir seats were provided, and the chancel floor was raised one step. The organ was given by the late Sir Henry Josias Durrant in 1844, and stands in the north aisle, and a handsome oak lectern was given in the year 1876 by Lady Lamb. In the chancel are several mural monuments of the Durrant and Blake families.

The living, a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8 13s. 6½d., and now at £246, was formerly consolidated with the rectory of Belaugh. The Bishop of Norwich is patron, and the Rev. John Tyrwhitt Walker, M.A., the present vicar, has here a good residence, and 17 acres 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 22A. 3R. 16P. was awarded to the poor; and here is also a public watering-place for cattle, containing 1R. 22P.

The parochial school, built in 1859 on land given by the late Sir H.J. Durrant, is a neat brick building, and is supported by subscription.

Here is an Oddfellows' Hall, built in 1860; has 170 members.

POST OFFICE at Mr. Thomas Bentham's. Letters, viâ Norwich, at 5.30, depart at 4.55 p.m.; and on Sundays 4.55 p.m. Coltishall is the nearest Money Order Office, Telegraph Office, and Railway Station.

	Beck      Wm.              farmer, timber merchant, and hurdle maker
	Bentham   Thos.            postmaster & shoemkr
	Betts     John Girling     farmer & maltster
	Betts     John Smith       farmer & surveyor, The Laurels
	Betts     William          farm manager
	Bird      John             farmer; h Swanton Abbot
	Bird      Robt.            overseer & estate steward
	Dennis    Charles          shopkeeper
	Durrant   Lady Alexandrina The Hall
	Emery     James            farmer, Manor farm
	Flowerday William          shoemaker
	Frostick  William          gardener
	Gibbons   W.               farmer and victualler,
	                             Three Horse Shoes Inn
	Goodwins  William          carpenter, wheelwright & machinist
	                             & parish clerk
	Horrex    Miss Ann         schoolmistress
	Postle    Robert           gardener
	Rump      Samuel           blacksmith
	Stevenson Jas.             frmr.; h Plumpstead
	Steward   Charles John     farmer and overseer, Rookery farm
	Tallowin  Alfred           farmer
	Walker    Rev. John
	            Tyrwhitt, M.A. vicar, The Vicarage
	Waterson  Mr George
	Wells     Thos. Wm.        farmer, The Grange

See also the Scottow parish page.

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July 2000