Place:Scole, Norfolk, England

Alt namesOsmondistonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Osmundestunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 192
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.367°N 1.167°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoDiss Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Depwade Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Billingford (near Scole), Norfolk, Englandparish absorbed into Scole in 1935
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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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 NorfolkSuffolk 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.

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