Scole

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Scole
St Andrew's Church, Scole, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 814523.jpg
St Andrew's Church, Scole
Scole is located in Norfolk
Scole
Scole
Location within Norfolk
Area14.31 km2 (5.53 sq mi)
Population1,367 
• Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTM149789
Civil parish
  • Scole
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDISS
Postcode districtIP21
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°21′58″N 1°09′22″E / 52.36616°N 1.15616°E / 52.36616; 1.15616Coordinates: 52°21′58″N 1°09′22″E / 52.36616°N 1.15616°E / 52.36616; 1.15616

Scole is a village on the NorfolkSuffolk border in England. It is 19 miles south of Norwich and lay on the old Roman road to Venta Icenorum, which was the main road until it was bypassed with a dual carriageway. It covers an area of 14.31 km2 (5.53 sq mi) and had a population of 1,339 in 563 households at the 2001 census;[1] the population had increased to 1,367 at the 2011 Census.[2]

It lies on the north bank of the River Waveney.

The parish church of St Andrew was rebuilt in the 1960s after a fire raiser had burnt it. There is an east window by Patrick Reyntiens, 1963.[3]

Scole is the birthplace of William Gooderham (1792) and Ezekiel Gooderham (1794), founders of the Gooderham and Worts distillery in Toronto, Canada, later to be the largest in the British Empire.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches east to Needham and at the 2011 Census had a total population of 2,357.[4]

See also[edit]

  • Scole Experiment, a series of mediumistic séances which took place in the village

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Scole parish information". South Norfolk Council. 17 May 2007. Archived from the original on 23 October 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  3. ^ Betjeman, John, ed. (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches; the South. London: Collins; p. 317
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 9 September 2015.

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