Church of England Diocese of Norwich Bedingham

About our village

Bedingham - 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 KingHarold, called Hagan, was the lord of the manor: there is incidentally a field called Hagg or Haghern 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 Farm in the village during the latter part of the 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).

Today (2001 census) Bedingham has a population of 216.