Elmbridge is a suburb of Gloucester about one mile from the city centre. It lies west of Barnwood, it is structured by roads off its main artery, Elmbridge Road, but includes roads branching from the Barnwood and Armscroft roads. It has two schools: Sir Thomas Rich's School, it has a general practice surgery, several convenience stores, three bus services which are run by Stagecoach West. It is home to the Old Richians Rugby Club, a regarded sports team founded by old pupils of Sir Thomas Rich's Grammar School. Elmbridge has a local information website
Hundred of Elmbridge
The Hundred of Elmbridge or Elmbridge/Emley Hundred was a geographic subdivision in the north of the county of Surrey, England. The majority of its area forms the borough of Elmbridge in Surrey, with the remainder forming part of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in Greater London. Elmbridge appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Amelebrige an area used for strategic, secular purposes with a Hundred Court where local wealthy and powerful figures met about once a month, it had in early centuries a small number of owners who attempted to charge and collect rent of all of the owners of the main manageable medieval asset in the country, the manors. The name refers to a bridge over the River Mole, called the River Emel or Amele, a word meaning'misty' and had the alternate form Emlyn. Elmbridge's name thus did not derive from elm trees which appeared on the Surbiton Urban District Council municipal arms and continue in the Elmbridge municipal arms. Parishes within the hundred were: West Molesey.
Stoke D'Abernon Thames Ditton Walton-on-Thames WeybridgeAt times it included: Tolworth and Chessington. Surbiton had an elm tree on its crest, its economic unity was shattered like most hundreds given the rise of smaller manors and newer manors which came to form the main, manageable agricultural asset throughout the country. It occupied just less than the central to north-west twelfth of the county; the Victoria County History collated the medieval documents such as feet of fines and using these supports a date of about 1200, which would tie it in the grant of a liberty by King John, as when it passed to the borough of Kingston to be held "at fee farm" being kept farmed and free from. In 1280 it was said to be in the hands of their tenant Reginald de Imworth, with whose manor of Imworth it descended until 1499, when Richard Ardern died seised of the manor of Imworth and half the hundred, held of the men of Kingston. Within the hundred there were several exempt jurisdictions. In 1253 John D'Abernon was successful in his claim to view of frankpledge in Stoke D'Abernon, Avelina, daughter of Geoffrey de Cruce and wife of Roger de Legh claimed the right in Walton.
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
Elmbridge is a small village in Worcestershire, England. There is an Anglican church dedicated to Saint Mary. Media related to Elmbridge, Worcestershire at Wikimedia Commons