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Rendlesham, Suffolk

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Rendlesham, Suffolk

Rendlesham, near Woodbridge, Suffolk was a royal centre of authority for the king of the East Anglians, of the Wuffinga line; the proximity of the Sutton Hoo ship burial may indicate a connection between Sutton Hoo and the East Anglian royal house. Swithhelm, son of Seaxbald, who reigned from 660 to around 664, was baptised at Rendlesham by Saint Cedd with King Aethelwald of East Anglia acting as his godfather.
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTM3253
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySuffolk

Other names by which Rendlesham, Suffolk has been known in the past

Redwaldsham ~ Rendelsham ~ Remle ~ Rendle ~ Renle ~ Renne ~ Renslesham

Rendlesham, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Rendlesham, par. and vil., Suffolk, on river Deben, 4 miles NE. of Woodbridge, 2020 ac., pop. 354; Rendlesham Hall is the seat of Lord Rendlesham.

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