Loddon, River

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Stratfield Saye
Hampshire
SU7063
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Berkshire

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Heckfield
Stratfield Turgis
Bramley
Hartley Wespall
Sherfield on Loddon
Old Basing
Basingstoke
Hampshire

refce: JandMN

old map: 25inch County Series map -- Hants V.10

Loddon
otherwise: Lodene, aqua de , 1227; Ledene , 1272; Lodre , 1279

refce: Coates 1989
LODDON, river
Since Ekwall (1928), said to be from a hypothetical British 'lutna (abona'='river' understood) 'muddy'. There are fair Celtic parallels, but no Romano British name certainly contains such a word and it has no existing derivatives in Welsh. If the 1272 spelling were correct, we would not hesitate to derive it from hypothetical Primitive Welsh 'lidan'='broad', topographically not unreasonable for parts of the river. But this spelling is isolated.

description
The place is described in text Walton 1820s

refce: Walton 1820s
and its affluents, the Whitewater and Blackwater, flow from the North Downs in a northerly direction. ... passes through berkshire and falls into the Thames.

old gazetteer

Period - 19th century, early
refce: Brookes 1815
Petersfield ... seated on the Loddon

old map
Shown on an old map by Harrison 1788
- river - Hampshire
Period - 1780s
refce: Harrison 1788
( HAR1SU76.jpg )

old map
Shown on an old map by Badeslade 1742
- river - Hampshire
Period - 1740s
refce: Badeslade 1742

old map
Shown on an old map by Morden 1695
- river - Hampshire
Period - 1690s-1720s
refce: Morden 1695
( MRD2SU76.jpg )

old map
Shown on an old map by Ogilby 1675
- river - Hampshire
refce: Ogilby 1675 (pl.25)
( OG25SU65.jpg )

table of distances
Shown on an old map by Simmons 1643
- Hamshire
Period - 1630s-40s
refce: Simmons 1643
( SIM1SMAL.jpg )

old map
Shown on an old map by Speed 1611
- river - Hantshire
refce: Speed 1611
( SPD1SU76.jpg )

old map
Shown on an old map by Norden 1607
- river - Hamshire
Period - 1590s-1600s
refce: Norden 1607
( NRD1SU76.jpg )

old map
Shown on an old map by Keer 1620 (probably)
- Southampton
refce: Keer 1620
( KER1SMAL.jpg )

old map
Shown on an old map by Saxton 1575
- river - Southamtoniae
refce: Saxton 1575
( SAX1SU76.jpg )

old map
see:- Gough Map (perhaps)

Period - 14th century (about 1360)
refce: Gough Map
Identified from Basinsgtoke.
( GOUGH1S.jpg )

Loddon, River
otherwise: Lodyn, river

refce: Ekwall, Eilert: 1927: English River Names: OUP
rises at Basingstoke, flows 20m to Thames at Wargrave

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001