|Alt names||Osmondiston||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Osmundestuna||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 192|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Norfolk, England|
|See also||Diss Hundred, Norfolk, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Depwade Rural, Norfolk, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1974|
|Billingford (near Scole), Norfolk, England||parish absorbed into Scole in 1935|
|South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Scole is a village on the north bank of the River Waveney on the Norfolk–Suffolk border in England. It is 19 miles south of Norwich and lay on the old Roman road to Venta Icenorum (today, Caistor St. Edmund), 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 UK census, the population increasing to 1,367 at the 2011 UK census.
Scole was the birthplace of William Gooderham (1792-1881), founder of the Gooderham and Worts distillery in Toronto, Canada, later to be the largest distillery in the British Empire.
In 1935 Scole absorbed the neighbouring civil parish of Billingford.
- GENUKI provides a list of references for Scole. Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
- GENUKI also advises that the following lists for Norfolk are to be found in FamilySearch:
- England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997
- England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812
- England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941
- England, Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1557-1915
- England, Norfolk Non-conformist Records, 1613-1901