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Early-attested site in the Parish of Loders

Historical Forms

  • Lodre 1086 DB
  • (ad) Lodram ib
  • Lodres Lutton(e) 1285,1303 FA
  • Lutton 1326 Ipm 1346,1428,1431 FA
  • Lodre(s) Byngham 1311 Drew 1314 FF
  • Lodre(s) Bingham 1313 Drew
  • Lodres Mautravers 1356 FF
  • Lodres 1348 Pat
  • Lodere Mautravers 1422 Cl
  • Loder Materface 1558 Ilch
  • Loders Matravers Eliz ChancP 1774 Hutch1
  • Loders Matravers N. and S. 1795 Boswell
  • (firma de) Matravers 1597,1609 Hutch3 1811 OS
  • Lodres 1281 Ipm


For the DB identifications, v. VCHDo 386, 106 and cf. par. name supra . The affix Lutton is from some early manorial association with Litton Cheney par. supra which lies some 3 miles SE. The heirs of William de Bynggeham held ⅓ fee in Lodres in 1281 Ipm, Richard de Bingeham was a tenant here in 1285 FA, and William (de ) Byngham atte Forde was a taxpayer in Loders in 1327, 1332 SR. Ma (u )travers is also manorial: there is mention of John de Mautravers in 1287 Ipm, John Mautravers was a tenant here in 1303 FA, and John Mautravers le Fitz held Lodres Beygham (sic for Bengham ) in 1321 Hutch3, for the same family cf. Langton Matravers 133, Lytchett Matravers 229.