Norfolk: Scole


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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, adorned with imagery and carved work, and formerly noted for a very large sign, forming an arch across the road, containing a great number of large statues, and 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.

The POST-OFFICE is at Scole Inn, whence letters are despatched to Norwich, at 4 morning, to Bury, &c., at 6 evening, and to Harleston Bungay, Eye, &c. daily. Coaches and Carriers from Norwich to Ipswich, Bury, &c. daily.

         Alcock      John            gent.
         Aldous      Robt.           joiner & vict. King's Head
         Amyot       Thomas Edward   surgeon
         Barber      Samuel          corn miller
         Bass        Wm. & Henry     wheelwrights
         Chaston     William         hair dresser
         Cracknell   James           vict. Greyhound
         Fulcher     Miss
         Harbour     Isaac           bricklayer
         Haynes      Hy.             vict. Scole Inn, (posting)
         Hill        George          horse dealer
         Holmes      Rev Wm., M.A.   rector
         Hunt        Levi            beer seller
         Lee         Misses H. & G.  Shrubbery
         Lewis       Henry James     gentleman
         Ling        Charles         plumber, painter, &c
         Pettit      Charles         basket maker
         Rayner      Thomas          carpenter
         Read        George          tailor and draper
         Rodwell     Elizabeth       blacksmith
         Scrivener   John            baker
         Smith       Geo.            gent.
           and Smith                 ladies' school
         Walker      Miss A.
         Whitaker    Mrs Jane        Scole Lodge
         Wright      Edward          hawker
            FARMERS.                   Shoemakers.
         Mines       Thomas          Debenham    Jas.
         Mole        Robert          Harold      Samuel
                                     Mallows     Samuel
            GROCERS.                 Rogers      John
                                     Scarf       Wm.
         Tricker     Fredk.
         White       Thomas

See also the Scole parish page.

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November 2005