Tide gauge (sometimes a bit on the drag) Highest level was 3.35 (2013?) Ray Whyard tells in 1953 the flooding reached up Cliff Road to the bend by the entrance to the Maybush car park. This is about 4.0m AOD (hard to be exact without measuring – lost OS BM on wall) which makes a … Read more Tidal level at Woodbridge
Probably not a Cog as they had one mast.
Friendship This probably matches up with the Friendship Book currently under repair with Liz? How are we doing? Shingle?
Notes our presence but no detail. Here.
Merged with Maps of our locality For the benefit of future local historians and to feed those afflicted with curiosity, the relevant maps and charts we have found and used are listed here. For our book, we have regarded maps as dealing with the land and charts with the water. They are reproduced here only … Read more Charts of our River
County scale, shows Waldringfielde, Brightwell river and Fynn river. No river to Shottisham. 1635 Mercator Atlas of the World: No local but includes the Deben and some notes on distances.
County Scale shows Waldringfeld. Rivers are interesting. From British Library.
Here at the British Library.
Maps and Charts of our Locality and River for comment Merged with Charts I am told there are people who do not care for maps, and I find it hard to believe. Robert Louis Stevenson For the benefit of future local historians and to feed those afflicted with curiosity, the relevant maps and charts we … Read more Maps of our locality
The spreadsheet is sortable and can be downloaded. Please use comments to add corrections. add Ruffles
Walter Tye: There was no more familiar sight on the Deben, fifty to sixty years ago, than that of the old mud barge, the Kingfisher, leaving the quay. Old Jack Stebbings was the skipper and Ben Page, brother of the Newbourn giant, was his mate. Their favourite place for getting the mud was opposite Whitehall … Read more Cement raw materials including digging for mud
Sadly not all pages were properly scanned.
Includes the Deben and some notes on distances. See here.
The official 2019 footpath map has a confusing Parish Boundary with a more southerly northern boundary and bulge at the Heath. Both maps courtesy of Suffolk County Council. This is due to a legal technicality with the way footpaths are recorded on a 1954 map with a different boundary. So, the footpaths are … Read more Parish Boundary
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Record office HB8/5/417 a lease between AT Cobbold and John Hill dated 11 Oct 1873 for the land at the quay including malting house, sheds stables and garden in all 2 acres. It was for 14 years at £30 pa. To last until 1887 In 1878 the lease was cancelled by Mason’s. In 1878 it … Read more 1873 – 1878 Leases on Quay Maltings
For Geological and others see David Rumsey collection 1881 25 inch 1882 Geological Map of area in David Rumsey Collection – can be zoomed. 1902 6 inch 1902 25 inch 1907 1 inch Woodbridge 1919 1 inch 1925 25 inch 1941 1:25000 German High Command 1946 1 inch 1955 1:25000 The National Library of Scotland … Read more Ordance Survey and other map resources
This is a much better image of this chart and it is now possible to read the names. Click on the images to enlarge (you can normally zoom with Control key and “+”). Northern part Southern Part Whole chart
See The Archaeology of the Suffolk Coast Report From: ENGLISH HERITAGE-Suffolk Coastal NMP Project SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL A number of fishtraps, of a type known as ‘kiddles’ (Strachan 1995) are situated off Stonner Point in the inter-tidal zone of the River Deben. The fish traps consist of groups of posts arranged in lines to create … Read more Fish Traps or Kiddles
Update: 01FEB20 Another, slightly later, document we found is an example of this confusion. An academic paper 1)Williams, A. (n.d.) Earls, ceorls, thegns and lords. quoted: ‘between 1035 and 1044, the East Anglian lady Leofgifu gave Godric her reeve the land at Waldringfield, Suffolk, which she had previously loaned to him.’ For some time we … Read more 1035 and 1044 gift of land Leofgifu
National Archives notes Open Domesday entry Little Domesday Book –Suffolk I Land of the King Belonging to the Realm, which Roger Bigod keeps in Suffolk. HUNDRED OF CARLFORD VI Robert Malet P1210 column 2 halfway down “In Lesser Waldringfield 1 sokeman of Eadric [held] 22 acres of land, 1 bordar and 1 plough, worth 2s.” … Read more Notes on Domesday entries
We have Court Rolls dating back to 1356 for the Manor of Waldringfield Hilton and from 1561 for the Manor of Waldringfield Rivershall. These refer to Manors rather than to Waldringfield or Lesser Waldringfield as in the Domesday book. They clearly overlapped the current parish but may have had diffent boundaries. As we saw in … Read more Information from Court Rolls
Note “The Ocean” Looks like an Isaac Johnson map.
1675 Will of Thomas Rivers IC/AA1/105/60 In the name of God Amen the first day of January in the syven? & twentieth year Of the reigne of our sovergne Lord Charles the seconde by the grace of God of England Scotland Ffrance & Irelande Kinge Defender of the faythe and in the yeare of the … Read more 1675 Will of Thomas Rivers IC/AA1/105/60
The earliest record we have yet found is the Will of Bishop Theodred in 955 1) Electronic Sawyer – S1526 Will of Bishop Theodred. https://esawyer.lib.cam.ac.uk/charter/1526.html. Accessed 26 Oct. 2019. which grants Waldringfield to his nephew Osgot. “Osgot (my sisters son) I grant the estate at Mendham (except I wish that the minster and a hide … Read more 0955 Will of Bishop Theodred
The 1839 Tithe Map was bought by a villager at a sale. It is 6ft wide by 4ft deep and printed on linen. The Suffolk Record Office have their own copy. We have scanned it and made some full size copies. Associated with the Tithe Map is the “Apportionment” which says who owned and used … Read more 1839 Tithe Map and Apportionment