St Mary's parish church
|Area||19.88 km2 (7.68 sq mi)|
|Population||487 (2011 Census)|
|• Density||24/km2 (62/sq mi)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Haddiscoe is a village and civil parish in the South Norfolk district of Norfolk, England, about 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Norwich. The parish is on the county boundary with Suffolk, about 7 miles (11 km) west-northwest of Lowestoft. The parish includes the hamlet of Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Haddiscoe village.
The Domesday Book of 1086 records the toponym as Hadescou. An entry for 1208 in the feet of fines and one for 1236 in the Book of Fees each record it as Hadesco. A Close Roll dated 1253 records it as Haddesco.
The local church in the village is dedicated to St. Mary and was originally constructed in the 15th century. The oldest part of the Church of England parish church of St Mary is the 11th-century west tower. St Mary's is one of 124 round-tower churches in Norfolk. Inside the church are 14th-century murals including one of St Christopher carrying Jesus Christ. Jan Pier Pier, a 16th-century Dutch immigrant and creator of some of the dykes surrounding the village, is buried in the nave. St Mary's is a Grade I listed building.
In Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe is the Church of England parish church of St Matthias. It too has an 11th-century round tower. Its nave has a thatched roof, and its chancel was rebuilt in brick in 1838. St Matthias' is a Grade I listed building.
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Toft Monks mill is a disused windpump that used to drain the marshes into the River Waveney.
The Haddiscoe Cut (New Cut), a canal linking the River Waveney and River Yare, was opened in 1833. It joins the River Waveney in the parish near Haddiscoe railway station. The cut now forms part of the parish boundary.
A railway linking Reedham and Lowestoft was authorised in 1845 and opened by the Norfolk Railway in 1847. It passes through Haddiscoe parish, partly alongside the Haddiscoe Cut. The original Haddiscoe railway station was opened to serve it.
In 1862 the Norfolk Railway became part of the Great Eastern Railway, which in 1904 replaced the original Haddiscoe railway station with the present one. It is about 1 1⁄2 miles (2.4 km) from the centre of the village and is served by Wherry Lines trains linking Norwich and Lowestoft.
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- Historic England. "Church of St Mary (Grade I) (1169126)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
- Historic England. "Church of St Matthias (Grade I) (1306674)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
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- Historic England. "Toft Monks (detached) windpump (Grade II) (1050525)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
- A listing for Brown's grave
- Ekwall, Eilert (1960) . Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (4th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Haddiscoe. ISBN 0198691033.
- Lewis, Samuel, ed. (1931) . A Topographical Dictionary of England. II (Seventh ed.). London: Samuel Lewis. pp. 366–369.
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- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1962). North-West and South Norfolk. The Buildings of England. 2. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 181–182, 350. ISBN 0-14-071024-8.
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