Risbridge  Suffolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Risbridge like this:

RISBRIDGE, a district and a hundred in Suffolk. The district comprehends the sub-district of Wickham-brook, containing the parishes of Wickhambrook, Stradis-hall, Denardiston, Stansfield, Cowlinge, Great Bradley, Little Bradley, Great Thurlow, and Little Thurlow; the sub-district of Clare, containing the parishes of Clare, Stoke-by-Clare, Whixoe, Hundon, Poslingford, Bird-brook, Ashen, and Ovington, the three last electorally in Essex; and the sub-district of Haverhill, containing the parishes of Barnardiston, Little Wratting, Great Wratting, and Withersfield, and the extra-parochial tract of Monks-Risbridge, electorally in Suffolk, the parishes of Sturmere, Helion-Bumpstead, and Steeple-Bumpstead, electorally in Essex, and the parishes of Haverhill and Kedington, partly in Suffolk and partly in Essex. ...

Acres, 53, 664. Poor-rates in 1863, £11, 899. Pop. in 1851, 18, 125; in 1861, 17, 432. Houses, 3, 704. Marriages in 1863, 139; births, 625, of which 57 were illegitimate; deaths, 399, of which 154 were at ages under 5 years, and 15 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years1851-60, 1, 314; births, 6, 151; deaths, 3, 538. The places of worship, in 1851, were 27 of the Church of England, with 7, 459 sittings; 9 of Independents, with3, 848 s.; 4 of Baptists, with 1,050 s.; 1 of Quakers, with270 s.; 3 of Primitive Methodists, with 336 s.; and 1undefined, with 135 attendants. The schools were 17public day schools, with 839 scholars; 34 private day schools, with 650 s.; 32 Sunday schools, with 2, 485 s.; and 2 evening schools for adults, with 24 s. The workhouse is in Kedington; and, at the census of 1861, had 229inmates. The hundred excludes the Essex parishes of the district, but includes ten other Suffolk parishes. Acres, 61, 183. Pop. in 1851, 18, 277; in 1861, 17, 604. Houses, 3, 737.

Risbridge through time

Risbridge is now part of St Edmundsbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how St Edmundsbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Risbridge itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Risbridge, in St Edmundsbury and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 26th January 2022

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