Clavering Hundred

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An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 8. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1808.

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In Domesday Book called Clavelinga, from Clay (as Clay by the sea coast, and Clacklose hundred, of which see there) and Linga, lying or being seated by the water and low meadows. It was in the Crown and united to the hundred of Loddon, and farmed together, by Sir John de Clavering, in the reign of Edward I. as in Loddon hundred. This family might take their name from the town of Clavering, situated near the rise of the river Stort, in the hundred of Clavering in Essex, of which town Sir John de Clavering, a nobleman, being lord, in the reign of King Edward I. was by that King's appointment called De Clavering.