In Domesday Book wrote Lothna, Loddinga, and Lothinga, its site
being among low, watery meadows: thus Lothbury in Bucks. This
hundred and that of Clavering, were united together, and in the
Crown, and lie between the two great rivers of the Yar, on the north,
and the Waveney on the south. In the 7th year of King Henry III.
Roger Bigot Earl of Norfolk had the royalty of the river Waveney,
(which parts the county of Norfolk from Suffolk,) between the 2 towns
of Beccles and Bungey. In the 34th of the said King, the two
hundreds were farmed of the Crown, at 22l. and in the 52d at 24l.
Sir John de Clavering had a grant, in the 2d of Edward I. to farm
them, and held them in the 9th of that King, and in the 14th of the
said King, valued at 20l. per ann.
Loddon is the name of a river in Herefordshire, and Berkshire.
The reader is to observe that the following towns in this hundred,
are as they were accounted in the book of Domesday, and as they
stood there at that time, and belonged to it.