The Hundred of Wangford.
This Hundred is written in Domesday Book Wanneforda and Waineforda, and takes
its name from the town of Wangford, which is not now within its bounds. The
fee of this Hundred being in the Crown in the reign of Edward the First, it was
assigned by that monarch, with other estates to the amount of £ 400 per annum, to
John de Clavering, for life; in consideration of the settlement made by him upon
the said king and his heirs, of his castle of Warkworth, and other manors in the
county of Northumberland.
On the death of Sir John, the fee of this Hundred reverted to the Crown, and in the reign of Edward
the Third it was returned as being "in manu W: de Norwico, Thesaur:." It afterwards fell to the Crown
again, and continued part of the royal demesnes until 1822, when it was conveyed, on the 30th of April,
in that year, by the Right Honourable William Huskisson, and William Dacres Adams, two of His
Majesty's Commissioners of Woods and Forests, to John Garden, Esq., of Redisham Hall, who is the
Its revenues arise from the rents of about twelve acres of land lying within its limits, together with
certain quit-rents, and the goods and chattels of fugitives, outlaws, and suicides.
The Hundred is bounded on the north by the river Waveney, which divides it from Norfolk: on the
west by the Hundred of Hoxne: on the south by the Hundred of Blything; part of which, and the
Hundred of Mutford, bound it on the east. It contains twenty-nine parishes, of which Beccles and Bungay
are market towns; and the hamlet of Hulverstreet.
It comprises three divisions, viz.: the seven parishes of Ilketshall; the nine parishes, or the township,
of South Elmham; and the parishes about Beccles. The nine parishes form the Deanery of South
Elmham, and the rest constitute that of Wangford.
Parishes in the Hundred of Wangford.
|Willingham St. Mary.|
Hamlet of Hulverstreet.|
|Bungay St. Mary.|
|All Saints.||South Elmham.|