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    Nacton
    Nachetuna / Nechetuna: Hugh de Montfort.
    Wooded; 13 barrows nearby.

    Nayland
    Eilanda: Swein of Essex, formerly Robert his father. Mill.
    Small market town. Court Knoll, an island field nearby, was the Norman centre of the 1086 lordship.

    Nedging
    Niedinga: Abbot of Ely before and after 1066. Church, mill. 14 beasts, 120 pigs.
    Church with 2 Norman doorways; mill.

    Nettlestead
    Nede / Netlesteda: Count Alan. 2 churches, mill. 27 pigs.

    Newbourn
    Nebrunna / Neubrumna / -brunna: Roger de Poitou and Albert 'Crematus' from him; Roger Bigot from Abbot of St. Edmund's.
    Timber-framed hall, c.1500.

    Newton (near Bury St. Edmunds)
    Neutuna: Abbot of St. Edmund's. Church, mill.
    Now Nowton, on the River Lark; church with 2 Norman doorways.

    Newton (near Sudbury)
    Newetona / Niwetona: Ralph de Limesy. 1 churches, 9 beehives. 20 pigs, 102 sheep.
    Green; church with a Norman doorway.

    Newton (near Lowestoft)
    Neutuna: King's land, kept by Roger Bigot.
    The village was destroyed by the sea.

    Newton (in Swilland)
    Neutuna / Niwetuna: Roger de Raismes and Ernald and Ralph from him.
    Newton Hall; cottages.

    Norton (near Bury St. Edmunds)
    Nocturna / Nortu(r)na: King's land, kept by Godric. Church. 150 pigs, 30 goats.
    Scattered Tudor farmhouses.

    Norton (in Trimley)
    Nortuna:
    Lost.

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    Oakley
    Acle: William Gulafra from Robert Malet; Abbot of St. Edmund's and Gotselin from him; Bishop of Thetford and Drogo from him. Church (with Stuston), part of another church, 2 mills.

    Occold
    Acolt: King's land, kept by Godric; Robert Malet's mother; Abbot of St. Edmund's; Hugh de Montfort and Roger de Candos from him; Ralph de Limesy. 3 churches. 8 beasts, 60 pigs, 21 goats.
    Quiet; church with a Norman doorway.

    Offton
    Offetuna: King's land, kept by Godric; Hugh de Hosdenc, Blacsun and Aldwyn from Roger Bigot; William from Roger d'Auberville; Isaac. 2 churches.
    Green mound where an 11th century castle once stood; church with a Norman doorway.

    Olden
    Uledana / Wledana:
    Lost.

    Old Newton
    Neutuna / Newetuna / -tona / Niue- / Niwetuna: Bishop of Bayeux and Roger Bigot and Warenger from him; Abbot of Bernai; Hugh de Montfort. Part of a church, 2 mills.
    Large; moated site.

    Onehouse
    Ane(h)us / An(u)hus: Count of Mortain; Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066; Ranulph Peverel and Osbert Masculus from him; Humphrey FitzAubrey. Church. 30 pigs, 22 goats.
    Large 18th century House of Industry; church with a Norman round tower.

    Otley
    Atelega / leia: Andrew from Roger de Poitou; Milo de Belefol from Roger de Raismes; Walter the Deacon, Humphrey the Chamberlain and Mund from him, formerly Queen Edith. Church, 6 beehives.
    Large; earthworks of a Norman castle beside a Roman road.

    Ousden
    Uuesdana: Count Eustace; Stanard FitzAlwi. Church. 30 pigs.
    Church with many Norman features.

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    Pakefield
    Pagafella / Paggefella: King's land, kept by Roger Bigot; Earl Hugh. church.
    Seaside suburb of Lowestoft; 2 churches in one building.

    Pakenham
    Pachenham: Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066. Church, 2 mills, 8 beehives.
    On Pakenham Fen; fort, villa and kilns; church with many Norman features.

    Palgrave
    Palegrava: Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066. 2 churches.
    Green; church with a Norman font.

    Pannington
    Painetuna: Aluric the priest from Count Alan; Algar from Swein of Essex. Saltpan. 8 beasts, 20 pigs, 28 goats.
    Pannington Hall on the outskirts of Ipswich.

    Parham
    Per(re)ham: King's land, kept by Godric; Roger Bigot from Earl Hugh; Hamo de Valenis from Count Alan; Robert Malet and Walter FitzAubrey from him. Church. 58 goats.
    Moat Hall, a 16th century timber-framed house with a moat.

    Peasenhall
    Pesehal(l)a / -healle / -nhala / Pisehalla: Fulchred, Walter de Caen and Gilbert from Robert Malet's mother; Roger Bigot and Ranulph FitzWalter and Norman, the pre-Conquest holder, from him.
    Small agricultural town.

    Pettaugh
    Pet(t)ehaga: Bishop of Bayeux and Garenger from him; Hervey de Bourges; Abbot of Ely. Church.
    Moated hall; church with Norman traces.

    Peyton
    Peituna: Swein of Essex. Mill.
    Peyton Hall near the Deben estuary.

    Playford
    Plegeforda: Humphrey FitzRobert from Robert Malet's mother. Church, beehive.
    Moated hall; barrows.

    Polstead
    Polesteda: Swein of Essex, formerly Robert his father. Mill. 8 horses, 28 beasts, 40 pigs, 150 sheep.
    Pond; known for its cherries and the murder of Maria Marten (the 'red barn' murder) in 1827.

    Poslingford
    Poslindewrda / Polingeorda / -ewrda: Abbot of St. Edmund's; Richard FitzGilbert and Loher from him; Ralph Baynard and Noriolt, Walter and Richard from him. Church.
    Church with a Norman doorway.

    Potsford
    Potesforda:
    Lost.

    Preston (near Lavenham)
    Prestetona / tune: Roger de Poitou; Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066 and Ernulf from him. Church.
    Church with an early Norman font.

    Preston (in Martlesham)
    Prestetuna: Ralph brother of Ilger.
    Lost.

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    Ramsholt
    Ram(m)esholt: Robert Malet's mother and Ralph from her; Ralph de Beaufour.
    Area on the Deben estuary.

    Rattlesden
    Rasted / Rathsted / Ratlesdena / Ratesdana / -dane: Heltret from Count Eustace; Count of Mortain; Abbot of Ely and William de Warenne and Count of Mortain from him; Richard FitzGilbert; William de Warenne and Humphrey son of Rodric from him. Church. 40 pigs.

    Raydon
    Reinduna / -dune / Rienduna: Count Eustace; Bishop of Bayeux and Roger Bigot from him; Richard FitzGilbert; Osbern from Eudo the Steward;Geoffrey de Mandeville and Gilbert the priest and Alured from him; Ralph Pinel. church.

    Rede
    Re(o)da / Riete: Abbot of St. Edmund's and Henry and Berard from him; Abbot of Ely; Richard FitzGilbert; Swein of Essex.
    Church, possibly with Norman work.

    Redgrave
    Regrava: Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066; Church. 12 beasts, 30 pigs, 30 goats.
    Large.

    Redisham
    Redesham: Roger Bigot and Robert de Curcun from him.
    Castle mound.

    Redlingfield
    Radinghefelda: William de Arches from Robert Malet's mother. Church. 34 goats.
    Remains of a 12th century nunnery in the barn.

    Rendham
    Rimdham / Rindram / -d(e)ham / -ham: Count Alan; Robert from Robert Malet; Roger Bigot and Norman and Ralph from him.
    Straggling; manor farm.

    Rendlesham
    Remle / Ren(d)le / Renne / Renslesham: Count Alan; Gilbert de Colville and Gilbert de Wishant from Robert Malet's mother; Roger Bigot; Abbot of Ely; Bernard de Alencun from Hervey de Bourges. Church, mill.
    Large; Thirstly Belt, a ring of trees, may mark the seat of the Saxon Wuffingas dynasty.

    Reydon
    Rienduna: Ralph Baynard. 2 churches. 30 pigs, 110 sheep.
    Charming almshouses.

    Rickinghall Inferior
    Richingehalla / Rikinchala: Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066. Church, winter mill. 20 pigs.
    Church with a Norman round tower and, probably, Norman foundations.

    Rickinghall Superior
    Richinge / Richingahala: Robert Malet's mother and Hubert from her; Abbot of St. Edmund's; Aubrey de Vere. Part of a church.
    On the Norwich coaching road.

    Ringsfield
    Ringesfelda / fella: King's land, kept by Roger Bigot; Warin FitzBurnwin from Earl Hugh. Church, mill. 30 sheep, 16 goats.
    Circular henge monument.

    Ringshall
    Riges / Ringeshala / Ringhesehla / -shala: Count of Mortain; Roger Bigot and William de Burnoville from him; William d'Auberville and Fulcho from him. 1 churches. 18 beasts, 40 pigs, 100 sheep, 72 goats.
    Church with a Norman tower.

    Risby
    Resebi / Risebi / -by: Roger de Poitou; Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066 and Norman from him; Church, mill. 12 beasts, 20 pigs, 32 goats.
    Church with a Norman tower.

    Rishangles
    Risangra: Robert Malet's mother. Church. 30 goats.
    Named after the rushes growing in nearby streams.

    Rougham
    Ruhham: Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066. Church.
    Roman burial chambers nearby.

    Rumburgh
    Ramburc / Romburc / -borc / -boro: Count Alan.

    Rushbrooke (near Bury St. Edmunds)
    Rycebroc: Abbot of St. Edmund's.
    Rebuilt by Lord Rothschild, 1955-63.

    Rushbrooke (in Thorpe Morieux)
    Rescebroc / Risebroc: Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066 and Arnulf from him; Richard FitzGilbert.

    Rushford
    Riseurda: Peter de Valognes. 4 beehives.

    Rushmere (in Friston)
    Riscemara: Robert Malet's mother and William from her.
    Rushmere Lodge Farm.

    Rushmere (near Lowestoft)
    Riscemare / Ryscemara: Earl Hugh.
    Scattered near Lowestoft.

    Rushmere St. Andrew
    Ris(c)emara / Ris(h)emara / Rissemera / Ryscemara: Count Alan; Humphrey from Robert Malet's mother; Roger de Poitou and Hunebot from him; Abbot of Ely; Hugh de Montfort; Hervey de Bourges. 1 churches.
    Suburb of Ipswich.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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