Parish Survey


In 1990 Alan Davison, a noted historian, carried out a study of the three Parishes of Hales, Sisland and Loddon.
This exercise combined archival research with extensive field walking of the arable land available.
Field walking involves walking, looking, picking up and recording anything made (or worked) by man. This is mainly pot, building materials, metalwork, coins and worked flint.
The results showed that the area has been settled by man for not hundreds but thousands of years.
However, for obvious reasons, it was not possible to field-walk the built up area of Loddon itself, so the results here were a bit thin.

Loddon Survey 2012

Loddon and District Local History Group, with the backing of Norfolk County Council, aimed to fill in some of these gaps.
During the summer of 2012 we initiated archive research, standing building surveys and archaeological test pit sampling throughout the Loddon Street area.

Details of specific elements of the research can be found on the drop down menu below this page.
Following on from this initial research the Group conducted a Parish Study, supported by grant funding, which ran from 2013 until 2016.
The Group is continuing with a programme of Test Pits through 2017.

If you think you would like to get involved with the Test Pits programme please contact the group by emailing -

We look forward to seeing you!

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