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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 1,774 
   – density  207/km2 (540/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG279235
Civil parish Scottow
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
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

Coordinates: 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. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[1]

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.


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.

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