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Norfolk - Loddon

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, pp. 522-524

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2001]

LODDON is a small but pleasant market town, consisting chiefly of one long street, on the summit and acclivities of an eminence, 10 miles S.E. of Norwich, 15 miles W.S.W. of Yarmouth, and 112 miles E. by N. of London. It gives name to Loddon Hundred, and comprises in its parish 1,211 souls, 280 houses, and 2,988 acres of land, belonging to many proprietors, and lying in the manors of which the following are the names and lords :—Loddon Hall, G. D. Palmer, Esq.; Bacons and Hales Hall, the Earl of Rosebery ; Kirby Hall with Sisland, (otherwise Charles,) Lord Berners; and Ingloss, Jas. Cuddon, Esq. The chief manor was granted by Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, to Jno. Legrave, on condition that he should serve him with six knights, for the term of his whole life. Legrave obtained for it a charter for a market and a fair, in the 28th of Edward I. The market is held every Tuesday for corn, and fairs for stock, &c., on Easter Monday, and the first Monday after November 22nd. A Hiring Session is held at Old Michaelmas, and Petty Sessions at the Black Swan Inn, every alternate Wednesday. The Church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is a spacious and handsome edifice, with a square tower and six bells, erected in the reign of Henry VIII., by Sir James Hobart. It contains several monuments and brasses, and an antique font. A fine toned organ was given by Thos. Reynolds, schoolmaster, in 1821. The east window was adorned with stained glass some years ago, at the cost of £160. The Bishop of Norwich is appropriator of the great tithes, and patron of the vicarage, (not in charge) now in the incumbency of the Rev. John Jas. Smith, M.A. The rectorial tithes were commuted in 1841 for £520, and the vicarial for £300. A police station was erected here in 1846. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel, and in the town is a National school, supported by subscription. The Town Estate, vested in trust from an early period, comprises the Guildhall, (a cottage) and a farm of about 80a., let for £123 a year, applied in the service of the church, except about £8 in distributions of coals.

Post Office at Eliz. and Mary Gunton's. Letters arrive at 9 a.m., and are despatched at 4.15 p.m. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2001; links updated November 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
Loddon hundred
Loddon & Clavering union
Kelly's 1883
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]
Parish Council web-site
Return to villages index
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