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Re: OT: baloney and cheese

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 6, 2003, 9:07
Staving michael poxon:
>Some of the "hundreds" continue in use today, especially in Essex (Tendring >Hundred for example). I think the number refers to the number of "hides" in >an area, though I'm unsure as to how big a hide actually was, though again >the term is still in use in some place names such as Piddletrenthide (Dorset >I think: it's full of piddles and puddles, i.e. Tolpuddle) >Mike
I believe that in Saxon times a hundred was a division consisting of a hundred households, which might hold a hundred moot. Pete