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The Loddon, Hampshire

Historical Description

Loddon, The, a river of Hants and Berks. It rises near Old Basingstoke, in Hants; runs north-north-eastward past Stratfieldsaye, to an entrance into Berks, 1 mile W of Eiseley, and goes north-north-eastward across Berks, to the Thames at Wargrave. Its length of course is nearly 30 miles. Pope speaks of the Loddon as " with silver alders crowned," and celebrates it as the nymph Lodona in his " Windsor Forest;" and Drayton speaks of it, in reference to its influx into the Thames, as-"Contributing her store, As still we see the much runs ever to the more."

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.