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Scottow War Memorial
Scottow is located in Norfolk
Scottow shown within Norfolk
Area 8.59 km2 (3.32 sq mi)
Population 1,424 (2011)
• Density 166/km2 (430/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG279235
Civil parish
  • Scottow
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR10
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°45′40″N 1°22′35″E / 52.76100°N 1.37626°E / 52.76100; 1.37626Coordinates: 52°45′40″N 1°22′35″E / 52.76100°N 1.37626°E / 52.76100; 1.37626

Scottow is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is located some 2.5 miles north of Coltishall and 5 miles south of North Walsham.

The civil parish has an area of 8.59 km2 (3.32 sq mi) and in 2001 had a population of 1,774 in 357 households, the population decreasing to 1,424 at the 2011 Census.[1] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[2]

Most of the former Royal Air Force Coltishall military airbase lied within the parish boundaries of Scottow. Today, part of the RAF base has been converted into HMP Bure, a prison for adult males, and the rest has been used to create Scottow Enterprise Park focused on helping businesses to grow through providing space in the form of offices and workshops, as well as business support.


An electoral ward of the same name exists. This ward stretches east with a total population of 2,934 at the 2011 Census.[3]


  1. ^ "Civil population 2011". Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 2 September 2015. 

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