"SCOLE, or OSMONDISTON, is a pleasant village and parish, on the north bank of the river Waveney, and upon the Norwich and Ipswich road, 2 miles E. by S. of Diss. It has 685 inhabitants, and about 850 acres of land, but the parishes of Frenze and Thorpe Parva are united with it for the support of the poor, and they contain together 1454 assessable acres, and 749 souls. Scole belongs to several proprietors, but Sir Edward Kerrison is lord of the manor, (fines arbitrary.) Scole Lodge, a large handsome mansion, is the seat of Mrs. Jane Whitaker. Scole Inn is a large brick building, . . . formerly noted for a very large sign, forming an arch across the road, . . . executed by Fairchild, at the cost of £1057. Here was a round bed, big enough to hold 15 or 20 couples; but this and the costly sign were destroyed above 60 years ago. The Church (St. Andrew,) has a tower and one bell, and has lately been thoroughly repaired and beautified. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9, is in the gift of Sir E. Kerrison, and now enjoyed by the Rev. W. Holmes, M.A., who has about 25A. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £280 in lieu of tithes. The churchwardens have two cottages, and 2R. 11P. of land, let for £7. A fair for horses and toys, is held here on Easter Tuesday." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Redenhall, 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 Andrew.
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Scole is in Diss Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Diss Hundred
- Description of Diss Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Scole has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Leverett, Jack
- Bygone Memories of Scole, over the past 70 years.
[Felixstowe, J. Leverett, 1980s]
- Mallows, Jessie
- Scole from past to present.
[East Anglian Magazine, 1962]
- Great Britain: Statute
- Scole and Frenze Inclosure Act, 1812.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Osmondeston, otherwise Scole, and Frenze, in the county of Norfolk.
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- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
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