"SCOTTOW parish, on the banks of a rivulet, 5 miles S. by W. of North Walsham, and 2½ miles W. of Worstead, has 539 inhabitants, and 2104A. 2R. 24P. of land, mostly the property of Sir Thomas Henry Estridge Durrant, Bart., the lord of the manor and lessee of the rectory, who resides at Scottow Hall, a handsome cemented mansion, . . . The Church (All Saints,) stands near the hall, and has a good organ, given by Sir T.H.E. Durrant, in 1844. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £8. 13s. 6½d., and consolidated with the rectory of Belaugh. . . . The Bishop of Norwich is patron and appropriator, . . . In 1839, the impropriate rectorial tithes of Scottow were commuted for £500, and the vicarial for £230 per annum; and the vicar has a yearly rent-charge of £16 out of the former.  . . . A cattle fair is held on Easter Tuesday, at the Horse Shoes Inn, near which is the Post Office, " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]



Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Church of All Saints
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Scottow Parish Cemetery
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the cemetery.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.

Church History

Cotton, Simon; and Tricker, Roy
All Saints, Scottow: church guide.
[Scottow, Norfolk Churches Trust, 1980s]
Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
Community Church of St Edward, Badersfield
Description and pictures.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Scottow was in Aylsham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Scottow and Badersfield Parish Council
Meetings, minutes, map, etc.
The Marlpit
Community news magazine for Coltishall, Horstead with Stanninghall, Great and Little Hautbois, Scottow and Badersfield.
This is the name given to the former housing at RAF Coltishall, which closed in 2006. It is now private housing, and is named after the world war two fighter pilot, Sir Douglas Bader. Part is in the parish of Scottow, and part in Lamas.
Gibbons, Fred (writing as Apple Jack)
Memories of the Village of Scottow, 1920-1995.
[Scottow, The Author, 1995]
Scottow Mill Common Post Mill
Description and history.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Scottow is in South Erpingham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Scottow 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 TG279237 (Lat/Lon: 52.762788, 1.376209), Scottow which are provided by:


Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law



These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
1801  4877376
1811  8193406
1821  8596434
1831  6986460
Year  Inhabited
1871  9797436
1881  9192430
1891  8787379
1901  8182383
1911  --83371

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1861 Census
"The decrease of population in Colby, Scottow, and Marsham parishes is attributed to migration".
1901 Census
"Including Fairstead."