Thingoe Hundred


"THINGOE, a district and a hundred in the W of Suffolk. The district contains 47 parishes, and 2 extra-parochial tracts; and is divided into the sub-districts of Rougham, Fornham, and Ixworth. Acres, 82,464. Poor rates in 1863, £10,217. Pop. in 1851, 19,014; in 1861, 18,224. Houses, 3,867. Marriages in 1863, 114; births, 554,-of which 46 were illegitimate; deaths, 354, -of which 124 were at ages under 5 years, and 9 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1,298; births, 6,074; deaths, 3,530. The places of worship, in 1851, were 47 of the Church of England, with 8,068 sittings; 2 of Independents, with 350 s; 5 of Baptists, with 839 s.; 2 of Wesleyans, with 303 s.; 4 of Primitive Methodists, with 466 s.; 2 of Wesleyan Reformers, with 252 s.; and 1 undefined, with 250 s. The schools were 37 public day-schools, with 1,850 scholars; 32 private day-schools, with 658 s.; 38 Sunday-schools, with, 1,963 s.; and 6 evening schools for adults, with 55 s.-The hundred contains only 20 parishes. Acres, 31,114 Pop. in 1851, 7,064; in 1861, 6,820. Houses, 1,394."

(From John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72).)

Civil Registration

In 1836, White's Description of the Poor Law Unions and Registration Districts shows this Hundred to be served by the Registration Districts of Risbridge and Thingoe.

RISBRIDGE RD in 1836 - 26 parishes comprising 20 0f the 30 parishes in Risbridge Hundred, the exceptions being :- Hawkedon which is in Sudbury Union, Kentford which is in Mildenhall Union, Dalham, Gazeley, Lidgate, Moulton, and Ousden which are in Newmarket Union, Chedburgh, Denham and Depden which are in Thingoe Union. The Union is divided into 3 sub-districts :- Haverhill, Clare and Wickhambrook. Risbridge Monks is extra parochial.

THINGOE RD in 1836 - 46 Parishes of which 15 are in Thedwestry Hundred, 10 in Blackbourn Hundred, 18 in Thingoe Hundred plus 3 in Risbridge Hundred viz. Chedburgh, Denham, and Depden

See also Suffolk Registration Districts.

Historical Geography

See Vision of Britain for a description of Thingoe through time.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

The Workhouse site has an interesting description of Thingoe Workhouse.