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    Santon Downham
    Dunham: Abbot of St. Edmund's and Frodo from him; Abbot of Ely. Church, fishery. 900 sheep.
    Wooded; church with traces of Saxon and Norman work.

    Sapiston
    Sapestuna: Abbot of St. Edmund's; Peter de Valognes; Sasselin; Robert Blunt, formerly King Edward. Two thirds of a church, 3 mills.
    Church with a Norman font and doorway.

    Saxham
    Sax(h)am / Sexham: King's land, kept by Godric; Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066 and Albert and Fulcher from him; Richard FitzGilbert. Two thirds of a church, mill.
    Now the locality of Great Saxham with Great Saxham Hall, and the village of Little Saxham whose church has a spectacular Norman tower.

    Saxmundham
    Samundeham / Sasmunde(s)ham / Saxmondeham: Roger Bigot and Norman, the pre-Conquest holder, from him. 3 churches.
    Small market town.

    Saxtead
    Saxteda: Earl Hugh.
    Windmill on the green; suburban development.

    Seckford
    Sekeforda: Bishop of Bayeux and Aluric and Roger Bigot from him. Mill.
    16th century Seckford Hall on the outskirts of Woodbridge.

    Semer
    Seamera: Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066. Church, mill. 16 beasts, 24 pigs.
    Mill at Ash Street.

    Shadingfiled
    Scadena(fella): King's land kept by William de Noyers; Roger Bigot and Godwin son of Tuka, the pre-Conquest holder, from him; Geoffrey de Mandeville; Ralph Baynard. 2 beehives.
    Farmland.

    Sharpstone
    Escarletuna / -uestuna / Scarverstuna / -ve(s)tune:
    Lost.

    Shelland
    Sellanda: Richard FitzGilbert.
    Extensive moats.

    Shelley
    Sceueliea: King's land, kept by Aluric Wanz. Mill.
    Dispersed; mill farm.

    Shimpling
    Simplinga: Ralph Baynard; Countess of Albemarle. 2 churches. 24 pigs, 100 sheep.

    Shipmeadow
    Scipmedu / metdua: Earl Hugh; Roger Bigot and Godwin son of Tura from him.
    18th century workhouse, later a poultry farm.

    Shotley
    Scoteleia: King's land, kept by Aluric Wanz; Roger from Richard FitzGilbert. 2 churches.
    Naval training vessel HMS Ganges and naval school nearby. 'Shotley church, without a steeple: Drunken parson, wicked people', was an old sailor's view.

    Shottisham
    Scotesham: Robert Malet's mother and Walter the Crossbowman from her; Abbot of Ely. Church.
    On Shottisham Creek.

    Sibton
    Sib(b)etuna: Count Alan; Walter de Caen from Robert Malet's mother. 2 churches, 5 beehives. 20 beasts, 60 pigs, 51 goats.
    Abbey; overgrown walls and Norman arch of a Cistercian abbey, c.1150.

    Snape
    Snapes: Robert Malet's mother and Walter and Gilbert Blunt from her. Church, mill.
    Now 6 miles from the sea. In 1862 a 48ft Saxon boat was discovered, contemporary to that of Sutton Hoo. Maltings (industrial buildings) was converted into a concert hall for Aldeburgh Festival in the 1960s. Benjamin Britten lived in a converted windmill, where he wrote Peter Grimes (first produced in 1945).

    Sogenhoe
    Suggenhou:
    Lost.

    Soham
    Saham: Count Alan; Walter de Risbon from Robert Malet's mother; Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066; Abbot of Ely; Roger de Candos from Hugh de Montfort. Church. 81 goats, 30 pigs.
    Now 2 villages, Earl and Monk Soham.

    Somerleyton
    Sumerlede(s)tuna: King's land, kept by Roger Bigot; Ralph the Crossbowman. Church.
    Built by Samuel M. Peto, a rich railway contractor in the mid-19th century; ornamental cottages.

    Somersham
    Sumers(h)am: King's land, kept by Roger Bigot and William de Burnoville from him; Roger d'Auberville; Isaac. church.
    New development in the Glem valley.

    Somerton
    Somerledetone / -tuna / Sumerledetuna: Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066 and Frodo from him; Roger from Robert FitzCorbucion.

    Sotherton
    Sudretuna: Franc from Drogo de Beuvriere. Church. 24 pigs.
    Scattered.

    Sotterley
    Soterlega: Mundet from Earl Hugh. Church. 3 oxen, 31 pigs, 120 sheep, 30 goats.

    South Cove
    Cova: Count Alan; Robert Malet's mother.

    South Elmham
    Almaham / -eham / El- / Malmeham: Count Alan; Robert Malet's mother; Godric the Steward; Bishop of Thetford and William from him. 5 churches, part of a mill. 7 beasts, 30 pigs, 30 goats.
    Now the 3 hamlets of All Saints, St. Michael and St. Nicholas South Elmham, and 3 villages of St. Cross, St. James and St. Margaret South Elmham.

    Southwold
    Sudholda / Sudwolda: Abbot of St. Edmund's. Moiety of sea weir, 25,000 herrings.
    Little picturesque town on a cliff top with marshes behind, a prosperous fishing town until the sea began to close the harbour mouth in the late 16th century.

    Stanningfield
    Stanesfelda / Stanfella: Count of Mortain; Abbot of St. Edmund's and Gaurinc from him; Ralph Baynard. Church, mill.
    Church with a Norman nave.

    Stansfield
    Stanesfelda / Stenesfelda: Abbot of St. Edmund's; Richard FitzGilbert and Roger, Gilbert and Robert from him. Church. 25 pigs.
    Late 13th century aisled hall in a nearby farm.

    Stanstead
    Stanesteda: Hugh de Montfort. Church, mill. 4 horses.

    Stanton
    Sta(n)tuna: Robert Malet's mother and Walter de Caen from her; Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066. 2 churches. 28 pigs, 30 goats.
    2 parish churches, 1 abandoned; Roman villa nearby.

    Staverton
    Stauer- / Stauretuna / Staurestuna: Robert Malet's mother and Hubert de Monchensey from her. Church, mill, 4 beehives. 20 goats.
    Staverton Park near Butley and the Butley River.

    Sternfield
    Sternefella / Sternesfelda / -fella: Count Alan; Robert Malet's mother and William from her; Roger Bigot and Norman from him.

    Stickingland
    Stichinghel- / Stigkingalanda / Stikelande / Stikingalande / Stykelande:
    Lost.

    Stoke (in Ipswich)
    Stoches: Abbot of Ely before and after 1066. Church, mill. 12 beasts, 20 pigs.
    Part of Ipswich.

    Stoke Ash
    S(t)oches / Stota(s): King's land, kept by Godric; Robert Malet's mother; Abbot of St. Edmund's. 20 goats.

    Stoke by Clare
    Stoches: Richard FitzGilbert. Church.
    Green; college incorporates small parts of the Benedictine priory, c.1090.

    Stoke by Nayland
    Stokes: Swein of Essex and Robert from him. Church, 2 mills. 3 horses, 8 beasts, 20 pigs.
    Painted by Constable.

    Stokerland
    Stokerlanda:
    Lost.

    Stone Street (in Hadleigh)
    Richard FitzGilbert.

    Stone Street (in Rumburgh)
    Ston: Count Alan.
    On a Roman, now a major, road.

    Stonham
    Sta / Stal / Stan(a)ham: King's land, kept by Godric and Roger Bigot; Count Alan and Garanger from him; Robert Malet; Roger de Poitou; Abbot of St. Edmund's and Ailbold the priest from him; Bishop of Bayeux; Richard FitzGilbert; Ranulph Peverel; Juhichell the Priest. 3 churches.
    Now 2 adjoining hamlets, Earl and Little Stonham.

    Stonham Angel
    Estena / tuna: Milo from Roger de Raismes. Mill, church. 36 pigs.
    Romano-British bath house.

    Stoven
    Stou(o)ne: Roger Bigot; Hugh de Montfort. 100 herrings.
    Remote.

    Stowlangtoft
    Stou(a): Abbot of St. Edmund's. Church, mill.
    Moated farms.

    Stowmarket
    Stou: Robert Blunt from Richard FitzGilbert.
    Small market town, with industrial architecture; regional museum with agricultural machinery; 1340s farmhouse; water mill.

    Stradbroke
    Statebroc / Stetebroc: Robert Malet's mother; Roger de Poitou.
    Large.

    Stradishall
    Stratesella: Richard FitzGilbert. Church.
    Orchards; maximum security prison.

    Stratford St. Andrew
    Straffort: Robert Malet; Ralph de Langhetot from Walter Giffard. Mill.
    Straggling.

    Stratford St. Mary
    Stratfort: Robert from Swein of Essex. Church, mill.

    Stratton
    Strattuna: Bernard of London from Robert Malet's mother; Roger Bigot and William de Burnoville from him. Church, mill.
    Stratton Hall Farm by the River Orwell. The church site is still visible from the air.

    Stuston
    Estutestuna / Stutestuna: Abbot of St. Edmund's; Ralph de Felgeris. Church (with Oakley).
    Moated site; church with a Norman round tower.

    Stutton
    Stot(t)una / Stuttuna: Count Alan. 2 beehives.

    Sudbourne
    Sudburnham / Sutburna / -burne: Walter de Caen and Gilbert de Wiscand from Robert Malet's mother; Abbot of Ely. 2 churches, mill, fishpond, saltpan. 30 pigs.
    In Sudbourne Marshes; church with a blocked Norman doorway.

    Sudbury
    Sudberia / Sutberie(a): William the Chamberlain and Otto the Goldsmith, in the King's hand; Richard FitzGilbert. Church of St. Gregory, mill, market. 2 horses, 24 pigs, 120 sheep.
    Ancient clothing and market town, with 3 churches; St. Gregory's, the mother church, was founded by St. Felix in the 7th century.

    Sutton
    Stituna / Suthtuna / Suttuna: Count Alan; Robert Malet's mother and Walter de Caen, Hubert and Gilbert Blunt from her; Abbot of Ely; Rainelm from Geoffrey de Mandeville; William d'Alno from Robert Gernon; Arcenbald from Hervey de Bourges. 1 churches, mill.
    Heathland.

    Swefling
    Sueflinga / Sueftlingan / -gua: Count Alan; Robert de Claville and Robert son of Fulchered from Robert Malet; Ralph from Roger Bigot. Church.
    Church with a Norman doorway.

    Swilland
    Suinlanda: Walter the Deacon, formerly Queen Edith. Church. 100 sheep.
    Mill, now a studio.

    Syleham
    Seilah / Seilanda: Bishop of Thetford; Robert de Tosny. Church, mill, beehive. 44 pigs.
    On marshes by the River Waveney. The church, with Norman and Saxon work, is accessible only by a causeway.

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    Tannington
    Tatintuna: Richard and Garin from Robert Malet's mother. Church, 3 beehives. 20 goats.
    Scattered; church with a Norman doorway.

    Tattingstone
    Tati(s)tuna: Bishop of Bayeux and Roger Bigot from him; Robert Gernon.

    Theberton
    Thewardetuna: Hubert from Robert Malet's mother.
    Coastal; memorial to Germans bought down in a Zeppelin, 1917.

    Thelnetham
    Teluetteham / Teolftham / Thelueteham: Robert Malet's mother; Frodo the Abbot's brother; Abbot of St. Edmund's and Fulcher from him. Church, mill, 3 beehives. 25 pigs.
    Part of an ancient preaching cross at a crossroads.

    Thistleton
    Thisteldena:
    Lost.

    Thorington (in Stoke by Nayland)
    Torintuna: Robert FitzCorbucion and Giffard from him. Church. 40 pigs, 120 sheep.
    Thorington Hall.

    Thorington (near Dunwich)
    Torentuna / Tor(n)intuna / Turintuna: Count Alan; Geoffrey de Mandeville and William de Boeville from him; Roger Bigot and Norman from him; Godfrey de Petro Ponte from William de Warenne. 2 churches, mill (with Wenhaston) another mill, 8 beehives.
    Tiny, partly Norman church, with possibly some late Saxon work.

    Thorndon
    Torentuna / Torn(e)duna: Robert Malet's mother; Abbot of St. Edmund's. Church, mill. 31 pigs.
    Expanding.

    Thorney
    Tornai / Tornei(a):
    Lost.

    Thornham Magna
    Marthorham / Martonham / Thor(n)ham / Tor(n)ham: King's land, kept by Godric; Robert Malet's mother; Abbot of St. Edmund's; Aubrey de Vere; Isaac. 27 goats.
    Scattered.

    Thornham Parva
    Parva Thornham: Robert Malet's mother. Church.
    Scattering of houses among fields; thatched church with a circular Saxon window.

    Thorpe (in Aldringham)
    Torp:
    Lost.

    Thorpe (in Ashfield)
    Torp: Earl Hugh; Walter and Gilbert from Robert Malet; Abbot of St. Edmund's; Abbot of Ely. Church (with Ashfield).
    Thorpe Hall.

    Thorpe (in Dallinghoo)
    Torp: Geoffrey de Mandeville.
    Lost.

    Thorpe (in Trimley)
    Torp(a): Count of Mortain; Hugh de Hosden and William de Silva from Roger Bigot.
    Off Thorpe Common.

    Thorpe Morieux
    Torp(a): Roger de Poitou; Abbot of St. Edmund's and Arnulf from him. Church.
    Moated site.

    Thrandeston
    Fran- / Frondestuna / Stran- / Thran- / Thrun- / Thraudestuna: Godman, William de Caen and Hugh from Robert Malet; Roger de Poitou; Abbot of St. Edmund's and Anselm from him; Ralph de Felgeris; Aubrey de Vere. 2 churches. 12 pigs.

    Thurlow
    Thrillauura / Tridlauua / Tritlawa: King's land, kept by Godric; Abbot of St. Edmund's; Richard FitzGilbert and Widard from him. Church. 33 goats.
    Now 2 adjoining villages, Great Thurlow, and Little Thurlow, which has a church with a Norman font.

    Thurlston
    Torolues / Turoues / Turles / Turolu(u)es / Turuestuna: King's land, kept by Roger Bigot; Aluric the priest from Count Alan; Roger de Poitou and Gosbert from him; William d'Ecouis; Richard FitzGilbert; Walter the Deacon; Aluric from the Vavassors. 6 churches.
    Thurleston Lodge on the outskirts of Ipswich.

    Thurston (near Bury St. Edmund's)
    Thurs / Torstuna: Godric from the king; Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066 and Richard from him. 32 pigs.

    Thurston (in Hawkendon)
    Thurstanestuna: Roger de Poitou. church, 6 beehives.

    Timworth
    Timeworda / Timwrtha: Abbot of St. Edmund's and John from him; Richard FitzGilbert. Church.

    Toppesfield
    Topesfelda:
    Lost.

    Tostock
    Totestoc / Totstocha: King's land, kept by Godric; Abbot of St. Edmund's before and after 1066 and Frodo from him. Church.
    Water meadows.

    Trimley St. Martin
    Tremelaia / Tremlega: Ralph brother of Ilger.
    On the outskirts of Felixstowe.

    Trimley St. Mary
    Tremlega: Roger Bigot and Wihtmar from him; Abbot of St. Edmund's. Church.
    Adjoining Felixstowe.

    Troston
    Trostuna: Abbot of St. Edmund's and Frodo from him.
    Elizabethan hall.

    Tuddenham (near Ipswich)
    Tod(d)- / Totdenham / Tude(n)ham: Count Alan; Roger de Poitou; Robert Malet's mother; Roger de Raismes and Gerold from him; Bernard de Alencun from Hervey de Bourges. Church.
    Church with a Norman doorway.

    Tuddenham (near Mildenhall)
    Tode(n) / Totenham: Richard FitzGilbert; Eudo the Steward; Frodo the Abbot's brother. Church, mill. 10 horses, 40 pigs, 11 beasts.
    Old houses round a green.

    Tunstall
    Tonestala:
    Lost.

    Tunstall (near Wickham Market)
    Tunestal: Gilbert from Robert Malet.
    Tumuli.

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    Ubbeston
    Upbestuna: Ralph Baynard. Church.

    Ufford
    Offeworda / Ufforda / Uffeford / Uffeworda / Usforda: Robert Malet's mother and Gilbert de Witshant from her; Roger Bigot; Abbot of St. Edmund's; Abbot of Ely before and after 1066. 2 mills.
    3 fords.

    Uggleshall
    Ugg / -acehala / -hecala / -iceheala / Ulkesala / Wggessala: Robert de Curcun from Earl Hugh; Roger Bigot and Robert Grun from him; Abbot of St. Edmund's; Gilbert the Crossbowman. Church, saltpan.
    Church with a Norman nave.

    Ulverston
    Oluestuna / Uluestuna / -tune: Bishop of Bayeux and Roger Bigot, Ralph de Savigny and Garenger from him; Ranulph Peverel and Robert Malet's mother from him. 2 cows.
    Ulverston Hall near Debenham.

    Undley
    Lundale: Abbot of Ely before and after 1066. Church, 2 fisheries. 24 beasts.
    Fenland; earthwork.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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