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