Hundred of Elmbridge
Elmbridge Hundred or the Hundred of Elmbridge was an ancient hundred in the north of the county of Surrey, England. The majority of its area forms the borough of Elmbridge in Surrey, with the remainder now forming part of Greater London.
Elmbridge appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Amelebrige. Elmbridge was a hundred (these are not marked on the Surrey map, which shows only Domesday manors), an administrative area, where local leaders met about once a month. The name refers to a bridge over the River Mole, which was originally called the River Emel or Amele, a word possibly meaning 'misty'; the bridge may have been in Hersham, where the A244 crosses the river today. It has nothing to do with elm trees, despite their appearance on the former Surbiton municipal arms and present Elmbridge municipal arms.
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