Ringwood

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Ringwood
Hampshire
SU149054
50.51N 1.47W : lat'n'long
refce: HANTSLOC.t

old map: 25inch County Series map -- Hants LXX.11

Ringwood
otherwise: runcwuda, 955-958; rimucwuda, 955-14; rimecuda, 961; Rincvede, 1086

refce: Coates 1989
RINGWOOD, town and hundred
Ekwall suggests an unrecorded hypothetical Old English 'rimuc' derived from 'rima'='edge, border'. Ringwood would then be 'border wood', from its position outside the fringe of the New Forest. This is universally accepted. But since it is close to the border with Dorset (2.5 miles away), and since the border parishes have ben carved out of Ringwood, an open mind may be called for.

old map
Ringwood
Shown on an old map by Perrot 1823
- Hamp
refce: Perrot 1823
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old gazetteer
Ringwood

Period - 19th century, early
refce: Brookes 1815
a town in Hampshire, with a market on Wednesday. It has a manufacture of worsted hose; and is famous for strong beer and ale. It is seated on the Avon, 30m SW Winchester, and 91 W by S London.

old map
Ringwood
Shown on an old map by Harrison 1788
- settlement, town - Ringwood Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1780s
refce: Harrison 1788
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Ringwood
Shown on an old map by Badeslade 1742
- settlement, town - Hampshire
Period - 1740s
refce: Badeslade 1742

description
Ringwood
otherwise: Regnewood; Rinceived; Regnum; Wood of the Regni
The place is described in text Cox 1738
- Hampshire
refce: Cox 1738
Ringwood or Regnewood, in Domesday-Book called Rinceived, anciently named Regnum, and inhabited by a People, called by the Romans, Regni, as we may gather, not only by the Remainder of their Name in that of this Town, implying, The Wood of the Regni, but from the Course of Antoninus's Itinerary, the Places to and from it exactly answering the Distances therein mentioned.
That this Town was anciently a Place of some Eminency, seems probable from the adjacent Hundred, which derives its Name from it, but now it is of little Note but for its weekly Market, which is very much frequented, and is kept on Wednesday; but the Chief Commodities sold there, are Corn and Cattle. The Fair is on [ ]
Near this town the Duke of Monmouth, after his Army was routed at Sedgmoor, in July 1685, was taken in a Peace-Field, and with him the Lord Grey, and a German Count, who accompanied him, by the Lord Lumley, who carried them all Prisoners to this Town, and kept them there, till Orders came from the Council and King James II. to bring them up to London, where the Duke was soon after beheaded.

description
The place is described in text Bowen 1720 (plate 263)

refce: Bowen 1720 (plate 263)
Ringwood / Was a place of some Eminency in ye Saxon times, is noted only at present for its Mt. on Wedn. for Corn, &c.

old map
Ringwoode
Shown on an old map by Morden 1695
- settlement, town - Ringwood Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1690s-1720s
refce: Morden 1695
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Regnum
Shown on an old map by Morden 1695
- roman town, town
refce: Morden 1695
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Ringwood
Shown on an old map by Ogilby 1675
- settlement, town - Hampshire
refce: Ogilby 1675 (pl.97)
street map
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descriptive text
Ringwood

Period - 17th century
refce: Blome 1673
Ringwood, a Town of some account in the time of the Saxons, seated near the Sea, and on a River; a large Town, and hath a great Market on Wednesdays for cattle, corn, and provisions.

old map
Ringwood
Shown on an old map by Blaeu 1645
- settlement, town - Rinwood Hundred - Hantshire
refce: Blaeu 1645
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table of distances
Ringwood
otherwise: Ryngwood
Shown on an old map by Simmons 1643
- Hamshire
Period - 1630s-40s
refce: Simmons 1643
in the S.W. sector of the thumbnail map; 86 miles from London
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old map
Ringwood
Shown on an old map by Speed 1611
- settlement, town - Rinwood Hundred - Hantshire
refce: Speed 1611
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description
Ringwood
The place is described in text Camden 1610
- Hantshire
Period - 1600s
refce: Camden 1610
Regnewood or Ringwood, called in the Domesday booke of England Rincewood. Which, that it was the same REGNUM, the chiefe towne of the Regni whereof Antoninus maketh mention, the accompt of the distance from other places, the remaines of the name and the very signification thereof doe plainly prove. For, Ring-wed by that Saxon addition seemeth to signify the Wood of the Regni. A towne in ancient time of great fame, as maybe gathered by the Hundred adjoining, which is named thereof: but now it is a well frequented mercate towne and no better

old map
Ringwood
Shown on an old map by Norden 1607
- settlement, town - Ringewood Hundred - Hamshire
Period - 1590s-1600s
refce: Norden 1607
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Regnum
Shown on an old map by Norden 1607
- roman town, town
refce: Norden 1607
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Rengwood
Shown on an old map by Keer 1620
- Southampton
refce: Keer 1620
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Ringwood
Shown on an old map by Saxton 1575
- settlement, town - Southamtoniae
refce: Saxton 1575
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domesday
Rincuede
Listed in Domesday Book
- Rincuede Hundred - Hantescire
Period - 11th century
refce: Domesday Book 1086 (1.30)
TERRA REGIS ... Ipse rex ten. in d~nio RINCVEDE . Tosti comes tenuit ...

domesday
Rinwede
Listed in Domesday Book
- Rinwede Hundred - Hantscire
Period - 11th century
refce: Moody 1862 (Domesday)

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001