Loddon Hundred

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An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 10. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1809.

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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. per ann.

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.