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Is of an irregular figure, about ten miles in length, from north to south, and from four to six miles in breadth. It is bounded on the south by Colneis Hundred; on the west, by Woodbridge, the river Deben, and Wilford Hundred; on the north, by Loes and Debenbham Hundreds; and on the east, by Bosmere-and-Claydon Hundred, And the Borough of Ipswich. It is in the Deanery of Carlford, Archdeaconry of Suffolk, and in Woodbridge Union and County Court District. The southern part of it, extending from the bounds of Ipswich to Woodbridge and the river Deben, has generally a light sandy soil, and several open heaths; but in its northern parts a rich loam prevails, and there is a strip of rich marsh land, and a few small hop-yards, on its southern boundary, in the valley extending eastward lrom Bixley Decoy Ponds, near Ipswicb, to Kirton Sluice, on the river Deben. It contains eighteen parishes, of which the following is an enumeration, showing their territorial extent, and their population in 1851. Mr. Arthur Biddell, of Playiord, is high constable of this Hundred.
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