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The Hundred of Lothing

British Isles Genealogy | County of Suffolk

Lothingland or Lvdingalanda

In the civil government of the County, this is accounted but a Half-Hundred; the other half being the district of Mutford, with which it was, in 1764, incorporated as one Hundred, by Act of Parliament, for erecting a House of Industry.

It is a narrow tract of land, at the North-East extremity of the County; having the German Ocean for its boundary, on the East; the River Yare, on the North; the Waveney, to the West; and Lake Lothing, a beautiful and extensive sheet of water, upon the South.

It was formerly an Island, the River Waveney discharging itself into the sea between Kirkley and Lowestoft; but it ceased to be so in the early part of the last century, when the sea entirely withdrew itself from the mouth of the river, and a firm and narrow isthmus was formed, which is able to resist the most impetuous attacks from the ocean.

It contains fifteen Parishes; of which Lowestoft is the principal, and only Market town; and five Hamlets, namely:

Besides The Hamlet Of Flixton, Above-Named, There Are The Following In This Hundred:

County of Suffolk

Topographical and Genealogical, The County of Suffolk, 1844, Augustine Page

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