"HADDISCOE is a pleasant village, 6 miles E. by S. [of] Loddon, and 9 miles S.W. by S. of Yarmouth. Its parish has 424 souls, and 2066A. of land, a great part of which is in low marshes in the watery vale of the Waveney. It is in several manors. The Exors. of the late Mr. G.J. Grimmer are lords of the manor of Haddiscoe, and owners of a great part of the soil, and the rest belongs to Messrs. S. and H.S. Grimmer, and several other proprietors. The Church (St. Mary,) stands on an eminence, above the marshes, and has a fine round tower and five bells. Over the arch of the western door is a very curious image, supposed to be one of the oldest specimens of sculpture in the kingdom. The interior has several neat tablets to the Grimmer family. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £12, and in 1831 at £797, with that of Toft Monks annexed to it, in the gift of King's College, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. Geo. Fredk. Nicholas, M." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
The name may also be found as Hadsco.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Mary.
- Church of St Mary
- Description and pictures.
- St Mary's Church: Wall Painting
- Mediaeval Painting of St Christopher.
- Haddiscoe Parochial Church Council
- St Mary's Church, Haddiscoe.
[Haddiscoe Parochial Church Council, c1993]
- Forster, Leonard
- The Dutch monumental inscription in St Mary's Church, Haddiscoe.
(Dated sometime between 1660 and 1714).
[Norfolk archaeology, v41:1, 1990]
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Haddiscoe to another place.
Haddiscoe is in Clavering Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Clavering Hundred
- Description of Clavering Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Haddiscoe has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Grimmer, Henry S.
- Notes and records of Haddiscoe.
[Yarmouth, Printed at George Nall's Steam-Printing Works, 1868]
- (no author)
- Haddiscoe Cameo: Village life in days gone by.
[Haddiscoe, St Mary's Church, 1989]
- (no author)
- Haddiscoe Cameo: Millennium edition.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM442969 (Lat/Lon: 52.514967, 1.597652), Haddiscoe which are provided by:
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- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)