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Thingoe Hundred shown within Suffolk

Thingoe is a hundred in Suffolk, situated in the west of the county. It is bounded by Risbridge to the south-west; by Lackford to the north-west; by Blackbourn to the north-east; by Thedwestry to the east; and by Babergh to the south. Including those parts of Bury St Edmunds west of the River Lark, it had a population of 39,813 in 2011.

The name derives from the words thing, a Norse word meaning "assembly", and howe, again Norse, meaning detached hill or mound.[1] The probable original meeting place for the hundred was at Thingoe Hill in Bury St Edmunds.

It contains the following ancient parishes:

Additionally, those parts of Bury St Edmunds west of the River Lark are locally situate in Thingoe hundred.


Hundreds of Suffolk

Babergh • Blackbourn • Blything • Bosmere and Claydon • Carlford • Colneis • Cosford • Hartismere • Hoxne • Lackford • Loes • Mutford and Lothingland • Plomesgate • Risbridge • Samford • Stow • Thedwestry • Thingoe • Thredling • Wangford • Wilford