Thorpe Next Haddiscoe


"THORPE-NEXT-HADDISCOE, 5 miles E. of Loddon and 10 miles S.W. of Yarmouth, has in its parish 110 souls, and about 900 acres of land, mostly in the low marshes of the vale of the Waveney, and in the manors of Haddiscoe, Overhall, Netherhall, &c. Sir E. Bacon, Col. Onslow, and the Executors of G.J. Grimmer, own most of the soil. The CHURCH (St. Matthias,) is a small edifice with a round tower. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £3. 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £175, is in the gift of the Crown, and incumbency of the Rev. W. Barrow. The tithes were commuted in 1839, for £152. 12s. 1d. per annum. Here is a small Wesleyan Chapel. The Town Land was exchanged at the enclosure in 1814, for a cottage and 2A. 2R. 19P., let for £6. 10s., which is applied with the church rates." [William White  History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


The name may also be found as Haddiscoe Thorpe and Hadsco Thorpe.


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 Matthias.

Church History

Church of St Matthias
Description and pictures.

Church Records

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

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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), Thorpe next Haddiscoe was in Loddon and Clavering Registration District.

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Historical Geography

Thorpe next 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

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Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims: Thurlton, Haddiscoe and Thorpe next Haddiscoe (11).
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1809.
Great Britain: Statute.
Thurlton, Haddiscoe and Thorpe next Haddiscoe Inclosure Act, 1809.
An act for inclosing and draining lands in the parishes of Thurlton, Haddiscoe, and Thorpe next Haddiscoe, in the county of Norfolk: 12th May 1809.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1809]

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Poor Houses, Poor Law