Scratby  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Scratby like this:

SCRATBY, a parish in Flegg district, Norfolk; on the coast, 5¼ miles N by W of Yarmouth r. station. Post-town, Ormsby, under Great Yarmouth. Acres, returned with Ormsby. Real property, £1, 505. Pop. in 1851, 177; in 1861, 309. Houses, 65. S. Hall was formerlythe seat of the Earl of Home, and is now the seat of the Rev. R. Foster. A fishing village was recently formedat the cliff California. A life-boat station also was recently formed. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Ormsby, in the diocese of Norwich.

Scratby through time

Scratby is now part of Great Yarmouth district. Click here for graphs and data of how Great Yarmouth has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Scratby itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Scratby, in Great Yarmouth and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th October 2020

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