St Andrew's Church, Scole
 Scole shown within Norfolk
Area  14.31 km2 (5.53 sq mi)
Population 1,367 
    density  96/km2 (250/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTM149789
Civil parishScole
DistrictSouth Norfolk
Shire countyNorfolk
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town DISS
Postcode district IP21
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 52°21′58″N 1°09′22″E / 52.36616°N 1.15616°E / 52.36616; 1.15616

Scole is a village on the NorfolkSuffolk border in England. It is 19 miles south of Norwich and lay on the old Roman road to Venta Icenorum, which was the main road until it was bypassed with a dual carriageway. It covers an area of 14.31 km2 (5.53 sq mi) and had a population of 1,339 in 563 households at the 2001 census,[1] the population increasing to 1,367 at the 2011 Census.[2]

It lies on the North bank of the River Waveney.

Scole is the birthplace of William Gooderham (1792), founder of the Gooderham and Worts distillery in Toronto, Canada, later to be the largest in the British Empire.

The Crossways (the villages local pub) is known for its karaoke nights and legendary connection.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches east to Needham and at the 2011 Census had a total population of 2,357.[3]

See also


  1. "Scole parish information". South Norfolk Council. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  3. "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 9 September 2015.


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