Clavering hundred

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Clavering hundred was a hundred – or geographical subdivision – comprising parishes and settlements in Essex and Norfolk.[1] Hundreds were divisions of areas of land within shires or counties for administrative and judicial purposes – and for the collection of taxes.[2]

In the Domesday Book of 1086, there were 27 places listed as part of the hundred. The two largest settlements within the hundred were Raveningham, with 115.5 households - according to the Domesday Book - and Clavering, with 80 households. Clavering had the largest taxable value within the hundred.[3]

Middle Street, Clavering, Essex

Locations in Essex[edit]

St Andrew's Church in the village of Raveningham - once the largest settlement in Clavering hundred

Locations in Norfolk[edit]

Four further Clavering hundred settlements in Norfolk - Ierpestuna, Naruestuna, Thurketeliart and Torvestuna - are also mentioned in the Domesday Book, however these names no longer exist and the sites can only be located approximately.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hundred of Clavering | Domesday Book". Retrieved 2013-02-24.
  2. ^ "Administrative Units Typology | Status definition: Hundred". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
  3. ^ "Clavering | Domesday Book". Retrieved 2013-02-24.