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St Andrew's Church, Scole
Scole is located in Norfolk
Scole shown within Norfolk
Area 14.31 km2 (5.53 sq mi)
Population 1,367 
• Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM149789
Civil parish
  • Scole
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DISS
Postcode district IP21
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
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 increasing to 1,367 at the 2011 Census.[2]

It lies on the North bank of the River Waveney.

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

The Crossways (the villages local pub) is known for its karaoke nights and legendary connection.


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.[3]

See also[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Scole parish information". South Norfolk Council. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 9 September 2015. 


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