Deductions from our Domesday Book entries

Waldringfield is mentioned in the 10C in the 0955 Will of Bishop Theodred. In the early 11C there is also a Possible gift of land between 1035 and 1044 when the East Anglian lady Leofgifu gave Godric her reeve the land at Waldringfield, Suffolk, which she had previously loaned to him. However, this may be … Read moreDeductions from our Domesday Book entries

The Village Sign in School Road

There was an idea in the village that not only would we like a distinctive village sign but we would like it to commemorate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. Audrie Fitzjohn, who lived at 3 Sunnyhill  offered a design, the result of which you see today. Audrie had been sailing in Waldringfield in the Dragonfly … Read moreThe Village Sign in School Road

Extract from Domesday Book

Little Domesday Book – XXXVIIII Lands of Ranulf, Brother of Ilger, Hundred of Carlford

In Waldringfield Beorhtmaer, a Free man, held TRE: a carucate of land as a manor and 1 bordar. Then 2 ploughs, now 1: mill. Then 1 horse. Then 100 sheep, now 27. Then it was worth 20s. now 10s. It is 6 furlongs long and 3 broad. In Geld 5s. In the same place 5 free man commended half to Beorhtmaer and half to his mother with 40 acres and 1 plough worth 4s.

In the same place 5 free men commended half to Beorhtmaer and half to his mother with 40 acres and 1 plough. Worth 4s

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Place Name of Waldringfield

Pronunciation? according to the EveningStar of 23rd September 1904: “High marks in the competition of curious local mispronunciations of place names (writes a correspondent of the “Chronicle”) may fairly be claimed for the case of Waldringfield, near Ipswich. If you do in Suffolk as the Suffolkers do, you must call it “Wunuerf’l,” which is also … Read morePlace Name of Waldringfield