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Norfolk - Loddon

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp. 369-371.

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © E.C."Paddy" Apling]

LODDON is a small market and union town, parish and polling place in the Southern division of the county, 5 miles from Buckenham Ferry and Reedham station, 7 from Beccles, 10 south-east from Norwich, and 112 from London, in the hundred of Loddon, county court district of Bungay and Beccles, rural deanery of East Brooke, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich, situated on the river Chet. The town is lighted with gas by a company. The church of the Holy Trinity is a large structure of flint with stone dressings, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave with clerestory, aisles, square tower containing 8 bells, and south porch: it has a fine-toned organ, presented by T. Reynolds in 1821: the east window is stained; here is an ancient stone font, much defaced by the Puritans: in the south aisle is a curious painting representing Sir James Hobart and his wife, kneeling, with views of Loddon church and St. Olave's bridge, and an inscription beneath states that Sir James built the church, and his wife the bridge: in the north aisle is a marble altar-tomb, with a recumbent figure of Lady Williamson, who died in 1684. The register dates from the year 1556. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £280, in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich, and held since 1849 by the Rev. John James Smith M.A. and formerly fellow and tutor of Caius Colege, Cambridge, who resides at Penalley near Tenby, South Wales: in 1841 the rectorial tithes were commuted for £520 yearly. The parish is in the charge of the Rev. Caleb Mayhew, curate. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here. The Town Hall, erected in 1870, is a handsome building of red brick, in the Italian style, and is used for meetings and entertainments. The town estate consists of a house, and a farm of 83 acres, the rent of which, £185, is applied chiefly in the service of the church. An engine house has been built in the parish on its own land, and a fire engine placed there by the Norwich Union Fire Office. In the 18th Edward I., J. Seagrave obtained for the town a charter for a market, to be held every Tuesday, for corn, and a fair for stock on Easter Monday and on the first Monday after November 22nd. G. W. D. Palmer esq. is lord of the manor. The land belongs to several owners, amongst whom are John Crisp esq. George Riche esq. and Captain Clarke. The area is 2,952 acres; rated at £5,134; the population in 1881 was 1,145.

POST, MONEY ORDER & TELEGRAPH OFFICE & Savings Bank.—Thomas William Ellis, postmaster. Letters are received from Norwich at 6 a.m.; dispatched per mail cart a 4.15 p.m. Box closes at 4 p.m.; but letters may be posted until closing of the bag by payment of an extra stamp.

COUNTY MAGISTRATES FOR LODDON & CLAVERING PETTY SESSIONAL DIVISION.

RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY.

PUBLIC OFFICERS:— CARRIERS TO:— © Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, April 2005; links updated January 2011.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1854
White's 1845 [GENUKI-NFK]
Loddon Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Loddon (early) postmill, and smockmill; Hales Green postmill; Mill road postmill and towermill and Loddon watermill [Jonathan Neville]
Parish Council web-site
More on Loddon [GENUKI-NFK]
Other parish information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Return to villages index
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