From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Former Church of St Margaret, Rishangles, Suffolk - from the south.jpg
St Margaret's Rishangles: the former church, now a private residence
Rishangles is located in Suffolk
Rishangles shown within Suffolk
Population 80 [1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Eye
Postcode district IP23
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°16′26″N 1°10′05″E / 52.274°N 1.168°E / 52.274; 1.168Coordinates: 52°16′26″N 1°10′05″E / 52.274°N 1.168°E / 52.274; 1.168

Rishangles is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England.

The place-name 'Rishangles' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Risangra. The name means 'brushwood slope', the second element being related to the word 'hanger' meaning 'hanging wood'.[2]

Located around seven miles south of Diss, in 2005 its population was 80.[1] At the 2011 the population was included in the civil parish of Bedingfield. Despite its small population the village is at one time believed to have been home to three churches. Following the closure of both the Methodist church and the Grade II* listed Parish church, St Margaret's, only the Baptist Church remains open.


  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Suffolk County Council
  2. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.389.

External links[edit]

Media related to Rishangles at Wikimedia Commons