Coordinates: 52°33′57″N 0°55′45″E / 52.5657°N 0.9291°E / 52.5657; 0.9291
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Holy Trinity Church, Scoulton
Scoulton is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area9.02 km2 (3.48 sq mi)
Population246 (2011 Census)
• Density27/km2 (70/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF9800
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR9
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°33′57″N 0°55′45″E / 52.5657°N 0.9291°E / 52.5657; 0.9291
Signpost in Scoulton

Scoulton is a small village and civil parish in the county of Norfolk, England, situated 16 miles (26 km) west of the city of Norwich and 21 miles (34 km) north-north-east of Thetford.

The villages name means 'Skuli's farm/settlement'

Scoulton lies on the main road between Norwich and the market town of Watton. Increasingly a dormitory for workers in Norwich's insurance and other service industries, it was traditionally agricultural, relying particularly on the production of sugar beet and on pig farming. It has a fine, partially thatched Saxon church.

The civil parish has an area of 9.02 km2 (3.48 sq mi)[1] and in 2011 had a population of 246[1] in 99 households.[2] The population is split between two main areas of settlement and a number of small, isolated farms. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Breckland.[3]

Scoulton is known for its artificial and heavily wooded lake or "mere", which was the product of extensive flint quarrying and a breeding ground of the black-headed gull. Large numbers of eggs were harvested in the Middle Ages. The gull colony survived until at least the 1950s.[4] The harvested eggs formed the basis of a now obsolete dish known as Scoulton Pie. The collection of these eggs is depicted on the village sign.[5]


  1. ^ a b Office for National Statistics, 2011. Population Density, 2011 (QS102EW) - Scoulton (Parish). Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics, 2011. Household Composition, 2011 (KS105EW) - Scoulton (Parish). Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 11 February 2017 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2 December 2005.
  4. ^ Richard Kearton (1898). "With nature and a camera". Cassell and Company, Limited. p. 272. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  5. ^ Julia Grover and Margaret Marham. "A to Z of Norfolk: Scoulton". BBC. Retrieved 27 February 2011.

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