"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.



Church of St Mary
Transcriptions of gravestones in the churchyard.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries



See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses


Church Directories

  • 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 History

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]

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Haddiscoe was in Loddon and Clavering Registration District.

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Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

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.
[Haddiscoe, 2001]

Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Haddiscoe Inclosure Act, 1804.
An act for inclosing lands in the manor and parish of Haddiscoe, in the county of Norfolk: 16th May 1804.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1804]
See also Thorpe next Haddiscoe

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM442969 (Lat/Lon: 52.514967, 1.597652), Haddiscoe which are provided by:


Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law