Bedingham

About our Parish

Bedingham is situated in the ancient Hundred of Loddon has Saxon origins. The name probably derives from the homestead of Beda's people. In Saxon times a nephew of King Harold, called Hagan, was the lord of the manor. There is a field called Hagg or Hahern still in existence and reputed to be named after him. The parish is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.

One of Bedingham's most famous inhabitants was Sir Rider Haggard who owned Moat Farmin the village during the latter part of C19th. He wrote the book A Farmer's Year which chronicles the life of a typical Norfolk farm (Moat Farm and his farm at Ditchingham).

Population: 216


Churches in our Parish

Bedingham: St Andrew