Place:Risbridge Hundred, Suffolk, England

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NameRisbridge Hundred
TypeHundred
Coordinates52.1°N 0.6°E
Located inSuffolk, England
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Risbridge is a hundred of Suffolk, consisting of 58,468 acres (236.61 km2).

Risbridge Hundred forms the southwestern corner of Suffolk extending 15 miles (24 km) from north to south and between 4 and 9 miles (14 km) in breadth. It is bounded on the west by Cambridgeshire on the south by Essex, on the east by Babergh and Thingoe Hundreds and on the north by Lackford Hundred. It is in the Franchise or Liberty of St Edmund, in the Archdeaconry of Sudbury, Deanery of Clare and Diocese of Ely.

The southern boundary with Essex is formed by the River Stour and the hundred is crossed by a number of streams. It is generally a fertile agricultural area with predominantly clay soil. The major towns in the hundred are Clare and Haverhill.

Listed as Risebruge in the Domesday Book, the meaning of the name is not fully understood but probably "Hrisa's bridge" or a similar personal name. The bridge in question would almost certainly have crossed the Stour, an important crossing at a time when bridges were rare.

Wikipedia provides a map of The Hundreds of Suffolk.

Parishes

Parish Description Notes
Barnardiston ancient parish/civil parish
Chedburgh ancient parish/civil parish
Clare ancient parish/civil parish
Cowlinge ancient parish/civil parish
Dalham ancient parish/civil parish
Denham ancient parish/civil parish
Denston ancient parish/civil parish
Depden ancient parish/civil parish
Gazeley ancient parish/civil parish
Great Bradley ancient parish/civil parish
Great Thurlow ancient parish/civil parish
Great Wratting ancient parish/civil parish
Haverhill ancient parish/civil parish
Hawkedon ancient parish/civil parish
Higham Green hamlet/civil parish
Hundon ancient parish/civil parish
Kedington ancient parish/civil parish
Kentford ancient parish/civil parish
Lidgate ancient parish/civil parish
Little Bradley ancient parish/civil parish
Little Thurlow ancient parish/civil parish
Little Wratting ancient parish/civil parish
Monks Risbridge extra parochial area/civil parish
Moulton ancient parish/civil parish
Ousden ancient parish/civil parish
Poslingford ancient parish/civil parish
Stansfield ancient parish/civil parish
Stoke-by-Clare ancient parish/civil parish
Stradishall ancient parish/civil parish
Wickhambrook ancient parish/civil parish
Withersfield ancient parish/civil parish
Wixoe ancient parish/civil parish
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