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"SCOULTON parish, from 3 to 5 miles W. [sic] of Watton, has 300 inhabitants, and 2193 acres of land, owned by several proprietors, the largest of whom are the Earl of Abergavenny, lord of Oldlands manor; J. Weyland, Esq., lord of Newlands manor; and H.D. Hemsworth, Esq., lord of Scoulton Hall manor. The Church (Holy Trinity) is an ancient structure, . . . The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10. 4s. 2d., and now having 60 acres of glebe, and a yearly rent of £450, awarded in 1840, in lieu of tithes. The Rev. Joseph Lane, of Attleborough, is incumbent, and J. Weyland, Esq., patron. The latter built a National School, here in 1841. Scoulton Mere, a fine sheet of water, two miles in circumference, has in its centre a small swampy island, . . . This parish is entitled to send a free scholar to the Grammar School, at Hingham. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]



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.

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Memorial Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of the Holy Trinity, Scoulton, Norfolk, with burial registers 1783-1987.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2000]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Breckles, 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 the Holy Trinity.

Church History

Church of the Holy Trinity
Description and pictures.
Church of the Holy Trinity
Services, etc.
Primitive Methodist Church
Description, picture and map.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Burial Registers 1783-1987
See Cemeteries above.
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), Scoulton was in Wayland Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Scoulton Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Scoulton is in Wayland Hundred.

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

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



Grover, Julia; and Grover, Tony
A History of Scoulton.
[Wayland Partnership Development Trust, Capturing our Wayland Heritage, Including DVD, 2011]

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Scoulton Inclosure Act, 1805.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Scoulton, in the county of Norfolk.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



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
Families Population
1801 41 46 246
1811 36 52 283
1821 61 63 339
1831 60 63 328
1841 67 -- 360
1851 70 -- 365
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 70 -- 329
1871 75 81 341
1881 74 78 326
1891 72 72 343
1901 69 69 293
1911 -- 66 266

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.