Elmbridge Hundred

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The Hundred of Elmbridge in Surrey

The Elmbridge Hundred or Emley Hundred is a hundred of Surrey, in the north of the county. It is bounded by the Thames to the north, across which is the hundred of Spelthorne, Middlesex; to the east by the hundred of Kingston; to the south by the hundreds of Copthorne and Effingham; to the south-west by the hundred of Woking; and to the west by that of Godley. It had a population of 111,938 at the 2011 census.

The name of the hundred refers to a bridge over the River Mole, which was originally called the River Emel or Amele, a word possibly meaning 'misty' and later had the alternate form Emlyn; the bridge may have been between Hersham and Esher (close to the modern bridge bearing the A244 Hersham road).


Elmbridge appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Amelebrige. In a Subsidy Roll of about 1334 the area was valued at £24 0s. 6d, although it is not clear if this was a collective tax demand figure of the manors of the hundred.[1]


The ancient parishes within the hundred are:

*: Partly in Kingston hundred.

At times bundled in with it were:


  1. The hundred of Elmbridge: Introduction and mapA History of the County of Surrey - Volume : {{{2}}} (Victoria County History)
  2. Edward Wedlake Brayley, John Britton, Edward William Brayley, Gideon Algernon Mantell (1850). A topographical history of Surrey. G. Willis. p. 251. http://books.google.com/books?id=23VKAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA251. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
Hundreds of Surrey

Blackheath • Brixton • Copthorne • Effingham (half) • Elmbridge • Farnham • Godalming • Godley • Kingston • Reigate • Tandridge • Wallington • Woking • Wotton