Toltingtrough

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Toltingtrough
History
 - Origin Anglo-Saxon period
 - Created pre-1066
 - Abolished 1894
 - Succeeded by Strood Rural District, Northfleet Urban District, borough of Gravesend
Status obsolete
Government Hundred
Subdivisions
 - Type Parishes (see text)
 - Units Parishes

Toltingtrough (or Toltingtrow) was a hundred in the Lathe of Aylesford in the county of Kent, England.[1] This hundred is called, in some ancient writings, Toltetern and Tollentr, and in Domesday, Tollentru. In the return made of the several knights fees throughout England, by inquisition into the exchequer, in the 7th year of king Edward I, the archbishop of Canterbury appears to have been then lord of this Hundred.

In the 20th year of king Edward III, on the levying 40 shillings on every knight's fee, this Hundred answered for four knights fees and a half.[2]

The hundred included the parishes of

The town of Gravesend was incorporated during the reign of Elizabeth I and encompassed the parishes of Gravesend and Milton. Milton civil parish was abolished in 1915.

Nurstead and Ifield civil parishes were abolished in 1935, when they were incorporated into Cobham.[3]

The borough of Gravesham created in 1974 contains the same area, plus Chalk, Higham, Shorne and Cobham.

The importance of the hundred courts declined from the 17th century, and most of their powers were extinguished with the establishment of county courts in 1867. In 1894 the Hundred was succeeded by Strood Rural District, the Urban District of Northfleet and the municipal borough of Gravesend.[4]

The area and population of each parish and the totals for the Hundred were as follows:[5]

Parish Area
(acres)
Pop.
1891
Gravesend 564 9940
Ifield 313 81
Luddesdown 1995 320
Meopham 4713 1170
Milton 695 13936
Northfleet 3934 11717
Nurstead 522 56
TOTAL 12736 37220

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Toltingtrough Hundred". Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  2. ^ See The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 1, author:Edward Hasted, publ. 1797
  3. ^ "Gravesend". Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  4. ^ See http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk
  5. ^ Victoria County History of Kent Vol 3, p. 367, publ.1932, ed William Page,ISBN 9780712906081

Coordinates: 51°23′N 0°16′E / 51.383°N 0.267°E / 51.383; 0.267