THE HUNDRED OF WALLINGTON
CONTAINING THE PARISHES OF
By the Domesday Survey the hundred of Wallington included Addington, Chaldon, Coulsdon, Croydon, Sanderstead, Woodmansterne, Beddington,
Carshalton, Cheam, Mitcham, Morden and Sutton, (fn. 1) all which places appear
as parishes in this hundred in 1831. (fn. 2) Ashtead, Fetcham and Mickleham are
also entered under Wallington Hundred in the Survey, (fn. 3) presumably by a
mistake; probably the heading 'in Copthorne Hundred' has dropped out
before the first of these consecutive entries. Cuddington and part of
Chessington are ascribed to it, (fn. 4) perhaps by a further error; Chessington was
in Copthorne in 1610. (fn. 5) The
only certain instance of a
change of boundary is that
concerned with Banstead,
whose assignment to Wallington in the Domesday Survey (fn. 6)
is borne out by the Assize
Rolls (fn. 7) and other evidence. (fn. 8)
This parish was transferred
to Copthorne Hundred between 1610 (fn. 9) and 1831. A
court roll of the reign of
Richard II (fn. 10) shows the
townships of Sanderstead,
Addington, Waddon, Woodmansterne, Beddington,
Bandon, Wallington, Carshalton, Mitcham and Morden doing suit at the hundred court. Probably the
other townships in the hundred were exempt on account of liberties enjoyed
by their lords. Wallington was a royal hundred, (fn. 11) and under Edward I it
rendered 40s. a year to the sheriff. (fn. 12) Its custody was granted in 1617, with
that of Brixton and on the same terms, to John Champion and William
Wencham, gentlemen, to hold for twenty-one years. (fn. 13) In 1651 it was
surveyed with Brixton Hundred as a late royal possession. Its court leet,
held annually at Mitcham, and its other arrangements were then shared with
Brixton. Common fines were paid to the combined hundreds by the township or hamlet of Addington and the townships or tithings of Sanderstead,
Wallington, (fn. 14) Beddington, East Mitcham, Ravensbury, (fn. 15) Wickford, (fn. 16) Carshalton
and Morden. They amounted to 63s. 7d. (fn. 17)
INDEX MAP TO THE HUNDRED OF WALLINGTON
V.C.H. Surr. i, 297a, 299a, 302b, 303a, 307a, 307b, 316a, 316b, 321b, 324a, 325b, 327a, 328b.
Pop. Ret. 1831, vol. ii.
V.C.H. Surr. i, 304a, 304b. Mickleham and Fetcham are entered under Copthorne Hundred in
1428; Feud. Aids, v, 127.
||Ibid. 304a, 325b.
V.C.H. Surr. i, reproduction of Speed's map facing p. 444.
||Ibid. 302b, 304b.
||See Assize R. 905.
Feud. Aids, v, 110, 125.
V.C.H. Surr. i, map facing p. 444.
||Ct. R. (P.R.O.), portf. 205, no. 22.
Feud. Aids, v, 110.
||Assize R. 905.
||Pat. 15 Jas. I, pt. xxxi, m. 45.
||Parl. Surv. Surrey, no. 1.