Scottow

Scottow is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is located some 2.5 miles north of Coltishall and 5 miles south of North Walsham.

Scottow
Scottow War Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 615774.jpg
Scottow War Memorial
Scottow is located in Norfolk
Scottow
Scottow
Location within Norfolk
Area8.59 km2 (3.32 sq mi)
Population1,424 (2011)
• Density166/km2 (430/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG279235
Civil parish
  • Scottow
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR10
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
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England
Norfolk
52°45′40″N 1°22′35″E / 52.76100°N 1.37626°E / 52.76100; 1.37626Coordinates: 52°45′40″N 1°22′35″E / 52.76100°N 1.37626°E / 52.76100; 1.37626

The villages name means 'Scots' hill-spur'.[citation needed]

The civil parish has an area of 8.59 km2 (3.32 sq mi) and in 2001 had a population of 1,774 in 357 households, the population decreasing to 1,424 at the 2011 Census.[1] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[2]

Most of the former Royal Air Force Coltishall military airbase lay within the parish boundaries of Scottow. Today, part of the RAF base has been converted into HMP Bure, a prison for adult males, and the rest has been used to create Scottow Enterprise Park focused on helping businesses to grow through providing space in the form of offices and workshops, as well as business support.[citation needed]

GovernanceEdit

An electoral ward of the same name exists. This ward stretches east with a total population of 2,934 at the 2011 Census.[3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Civil population 2011". Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2 December 2005.
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 2 September 2015.

http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Norfolk/Scottow

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