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Loddon

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"LODDON is a small but pleasant market-town, consisting chiefly of one long street, on the summit and acclivities of an eminence, rising from a rivulet, 10 miles S.E. of Norwich, 15 miles W.S.W. of Yarmouth, and 112 miles N.E. by N. of London. It gives name to this Hundred, and has in its parish 1,197 inhabitants, and 2,988 acres of land, belonging to many proprietors. . . . The market is held every Tuesday, for corn; and fairs, for stock, &c., on Easter Monday, and the first Monday after Nov. 22nd. A Hiring Session is held at Old Michaelmas; and Petty Sessions, at the Swan Inn . . . The CHURCH (Holy Trinity,) is a large and handsome fabric, consisting of a nave, aisles, chancel, and square tower, with six bells, erected in the reign of Henry VII., by Sir James Hobart. . . .The Bishop of Ely is appropriator of the great tithes, and patron of the vicarage, (not in charge) now enjoyed by the Rev. John Dawson Wrigglesworth, of Cambridge. The tithes were commuted in 1841; the vicarial for £300, and the rectorial for £520 per ann. The Revs. J. H. and E. B. Sparke, are lessees of the latter." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

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It is also found as Loddon with Chedgrave.
See also Chedgrave.

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Cemeteries

Church of the Holy Trinity
Transcriptions of gravestones in the churchyard.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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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 the Holy Trinity.
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Church History

Church of the Holy Trinity
Description and pictures.
Church of the Holy Trinity
Description and pictures.
"By a Parishioner"
A Short Guide to Holy Trinity Church Loddon.
[Loddon, The Church, 1990s]
Moulder, M.
The Church in Loddon: its buildings and its people's worship.
(Holy Trinity Church and St John's Chapel).
[Loddon, The Church, 1970s]
Upton, Ralph
Men and Monsters: Holy Trinity Church, Loddon.
[Loddon, The Church, 1998]
 
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Banns, Marriages and Burials
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
List of Vicars
16th-19th centuries.
Communions 1783-1786
Numbers of people, and some private communions.
Confirmations in 1783, 1855, and 1858.
Names of the people confirmed.
Dissenters, Church Alterations, and New Houses
Numbers of dissenters in 1784, minor work at the church, and two new houses in 1716 and 1717.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Loddon Village Pages
History, description, pictures, parish council, businesses, etc.
Loddon Parish Council
Meetings, minutes, councillors, pictures, etc.
Gunton, Michael
Gunton's Loddon.
[Loddon, Roberts and Son]
Loddon Mill Road Post Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Loddon Mill Road Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Loddon Smock Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Loddon Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Loddon which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Loddon is in Loddon Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Loddon Hundred
Description of Loddon Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Loddon has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

No author
Loddon in the nineteenth century.
[1980s]
Ashbee, Richmal
Loddon Street: a Norfolk village as it used to be.
[ISBN 0951699202, Loddon and Chedgrave District Society, 1990]
Crease, Christina M. and Carpenter, Susan Carol
"Before Your Time": A series of booklets covering various topics related to Loddon and Chedgrave. Extracts and pictures from Before Your Time are online.
  • "Before your time": Accidents and Disasters.
    [Chedgrave, Langley, Giles Printing, 1997]
  • "Before your time": Chedgrave Street.
    [Chedgrave, Langley, Giles Printing, 1997]
  • "Before your time": Down by the Riverside.
    [Chedgrave, Langley, Giles Printing, 1997]
  • "Before your time": Medical Matters.
    [Chedgrave, Hardley, 1997]
  • "Before your time": Aspects of War.
    [Chedgrave, Langley, Giles Printing, 1998]
  • "Before your time": More Aspects of War.
    [Chedgrave, 1998]
  • "Before your time": When the old Town Hall was new.
    [Chedgrave, 1998]
  • "Before your time": Schooldays and Beyond.
    [Chedgrave, 1999]
  • "Before your time": Whose Name is it Anyway ?
    [Chedgrave, 2001]
  • "Before your time": Fruit from the blossoms, the history of Methodism in Loddon, by David East.
    [Chedgrave, 2003]
  • "Before your time": A Guided Historical Walk.
    [Chedgrave, 2006]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Bugdon House, 5 Bridge Street, Loddon: a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1986]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
The King's Head, 16 Bridge Street, Loddon: a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 2006]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
The Swan Hotel, Loddon: a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 2006]
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Land & Property

Land Tax
Principal property owners and occupiers, and the amounts paid.
1820 and 1837.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM362988 (Lat/Lon: 52.535386, 1.48118), Loddon which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1801162169  799
1811126189  937
18211412141038
18312262261175
1841246  --1197
1851266  --1211
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861266  --1153
18712722751134
18812682851145
18912582731169
19012432491034
1911  --2671023

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1831 Census
"The Return of the Parish of Loddon includes 11 Patients in a Private Lunatic Asylum."
1901 Census
"Including Stubbs's Green."
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Societies

Loddon Local History Group
Description, meetings, etc.
Loddon Buildings Preservation Trust
Description, membership, etc.
Loddon Association for Apprehending and Prosecuting Thieves
The rules of the Loddon Association, for Apprehending and Prosecuting Thieves, for indemnifying each other against losses by theft, and granting rewards on the conviction of offenders.
[Norwich, Printed by C. and J. Berry, 1809]
Loddon and Clavering Association for Apprehending and Prosecuting Thieves
The rules of the Loddon and Clavering Association for Apprehending and Prosecuting Thieves, for indemnifying each other against losses by theft, and granting rewards on the conviction of offenders.
[Chedgrave, Printed by T. Webster, June 1819]
Loddon Friendly Society
An abstract of articles of agreement, between the members of a certain box-club or society, called The Friendly Society, in Loddon, in Norfolk.
[Norwich, Printed by W. Chase, 1785]