The hundred of Hambledon
Introduction

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Victoria County History

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1908

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'The hundred of Hambledon: Introduction', A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 3 (1908), pp. 237. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41960 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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THE HUNDRED OF HAMBLEDON

CONTAINING THE PARISH OF

HAMBLEDON, with the tithings of Denmead, Chidden, Glidden, and Ervill's Exton (fn. 1)

At the time of the Domesday Survey Hambledon was not entered as a hundred. It was assessed at two hides, which were included in Meonstoke Hundred; one hide being among the lands of William de Perci, (fn. 2) and the other among those of Earl Roger. (fn. 3)


INDEX MAP to the HUNDRED of HAMBLEDON

INDEX MAP to the HUNDRED of HAMBLEDON

In 1316 Hambledon, with Chidden, Glidden, and Denmead, was included in East Meon Hundred, which was held by the bishop of Winchester. (fn. 4)

Hambledon seems first to have been formed into a separate hundred in the reign of Edward III, (fn. 5) when it contained the tithings of Chidden, Glidden, and Denmead, and was owned by the bishop of Winchester. (fn. 6)

In this reign a tax of a fifteenth and a tenth levied on the country produced £5 6s. 8d. from the hundred of Hambledon, (fn. 7) and similar taxes levied in the reigns of Henry VIII, (fn. 8) Elizabeth, (fn. 9) and James (fn. 10) produced exactly the same amount.

In 1422 the whole of the modern tithings, Chidden, Glidden, Denmead, and Ervill's Exton or Leigh, were included in the hundred. (fn. 11) The hundred of Hambledon has always been in the hands of the bishop. (fn. 12)

Footnotes

1 The extent of the hundred as given in the Population Returns of 1831.
2 V.C.H. Hants, i, 487.
3 Ibid. i, 478.
4 Feud. Aids, ii, 319.
5 Lay Subs. R. Hants, Edw. III, 173 / 33.
6 Ibid.
7 Ibid.
8 Ibid. 32 Hen. VIII, 173 / 204.
9 Ibid. 1 Eliz. 174 / 366.
10 Ibid. 21 Jas. I, 175 / 499.
11 Eccl. Com. Ct. R. 159, 483 ⅓ (3) 80 / 28.
12 Ibid. 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary, 159, 475 2 / 2 (7) 79 / 25; ibid. 18 & 19 Chas. I, 155, 748, 98 / 10.