Redbridge

Redbridge, Southampton
settlement
parish:
county:
coords:
Southampton
Hampshire
SU3713
refce: HANTSLOC.t

old map: 25inch County Series map -- Hants LXIV.8

Redbridge
otherwise: hreutford, 730; hreodford, 890; hreod brycge, 956-10; hreod bricge, 1045-11; Rodbrige, 1086; Redbrigge, 1222; Rudbrigge, 1276

refce: Coates 1989
REDBRIDGE in Millbrook
Hypothetical Old English 'Hreodbrycg'='reed bridge', probably in the sense 'bridge where reeds grew'. The earlier name was 'reed ford', and it is hard to escape the conclusion that a bridge was built to carry the Dark Age ancestor of the A35 over the river Test sometime close to 900 A.D.

old gazetteer
Redbridge

Period - 19th century, early
refce: Brookes 1815
a village in Hampshire, at the mouth of the Test, 3m W Southampton. It has a considerable trade in coal, timber, corn, &c. and ship-building is also carried on. The Andover canal terminates at this place.

old map
Red Bridge
Shown on an old map by Harrison 1788
- settlement, hamlet - Bedbridge Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1780s
refce: Harrison 1788
(HAR1SU31.jpg)

description
Redbridge
otherwise: Vadum Arundinis; Reed-ford; Redford; Reedeford
The place is described in text Cox 1738
- shipyard - Hampshire
refce: Cox 1738
Redbridge, called anciently Vadum Arundinis by Beda, which he interprets Reed-ford, and in short Redford. It changed its Name when the Bridge was set up.
Redbridge is no Market-Town, but is of more Note than many in this County that are; for by having Ships built here for his Majesty and Merchants, this Place hath lately arrived at a prosperous Condition.

descriptive text

Period - 18th century, early
refce: Defoe 1724
... besides abundance of large merchant ships, which were about that time [William III] built at Southampton, at Redbridge, and at Bursleton, &c.

old map
Redbridg
Shown on an old map by Morden 1695
- settlement, hamlet - Waltham Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1690s-1720s
refce: Morden 1695
(MRD2SU31.jpg)

old map
Redbridge
Shown on an old map by Blaeu 1645
- settlement, hamlet - Redbridge Hundred - Hantshire
refce: Blaeu 1645
(BLA1SU31.jpg)

old map
Redbridge
Shown on an old map by Speed 1611
- settlement, hamlet - Redbridge Hundred - Hantshire
refce: Speed 1611
(SPD1SU31.jpg)

description
Redbridge
The place is described in text Camden 1610
- Hantshire
Period - 1600s
refce: Camden 1610
Thence glideeth this water [River Test] streight into Anton Haven, at Arundinis Vadum, as Bede called it and interpreteth it himselfe Reedeford: but now of the bridge where the foord was named, for Redeford, Redbridge: where, at the first springing up of the English Saxon Church, there flourished a Monasterie, the Abbat whereof Cymbreth as Beda writeth, baptised the two brethren being very little ones of Arvandus the pety King of Wight, even as they were ready to be put to death.

old map
Redbridg
Shown on an old map by Norden 1607
- settlement, hamlet - Redbridg Hundred - Hamshire
Period - 1590s-1600s
refce: Norden 1607
(NRD1SU31.jpg)

old map
Redbridge
Shown on an old map by Saxton 1575
- settlement, hamlet - Southamtoniae
refce: Saxton 1575
(SAX1SU31.jpg)

domesday
Rodbrige
Listed in Domesday Book
- Manesbrige Hundred - Hantescire
Period - 11th century
refce: Domesday Book 1086 (23.66)
... TEN HVGO DE EP~O BAIOC~SI ... Ipse H ten. una~ hida~ in RODBRIGE . Toui tenuit de rege E ...

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

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

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001