Sco Ruston


"SCO-RUSTON, or South Ruston, 5 miles S. of North Walsham, has in its parish 115 souls, and 482 acres of land, mostly the property of Sir T.H.E. Durrant, the Rev. T. Mack, and Mr. Thomas Wells. The CHURCH (St. Michael,) is a small antique fabric, . . . The living is a curacy, consolidated with Tunstead vicarage, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Mack, M.A. The Poor's Allotment, 1A. 3R. 8P., was awarded at the enclosure, in 1820. The tithes were commuted in 1841, for £135 per annum to the impropriator; and £52. 10s. to the incumbent. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


See also East Ruston.



The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Tunstead (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Sco Ruston.
See Ashmanhaugh

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Waxham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Michael.

Church Records

Rowles, Stuart
Church of England Parish Registers: Sco Ruston:
Baptisms: 1707-1837, Marriages: 1726-1837, and Burials: 1723-1837.
[Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, Monograph Series, vol 30, 1989]
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1707-1837, Banns 1777-1812, Marriages 1726-1835 and Burials 1723-1837.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Sco Ruston was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, Sco Ruston was in Smallburgh Registration District for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Sco Ruston is in Tunstead Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Tunstead Hundred
Description of Tunstead Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Sco Ruston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land & Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG283222 (Lat/Lon: 52.74897, 1.381186), Sco Ruston which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law