East Goscote Hundred

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Coordinates: 52°42′N 00°52′W / 52.700°N 0.867°W / 52.700; -0.867 East Goscote Hundred was a hundred of Leicestershire, that arose from the division of the ancient Goscote hundred (also known as a Wapentake) into two. It covered the eastern part of today's Charnwood district, along with the northern part of Harborough district, and extended south-east to meet Rutland.

The hundred was created by the sub-division of the Goscote hundred in 1346.[1] A parish in the East Goscote Hundred was Prestwould (later named Prestwold).[2]

Today, the name of the East Goscote Hundred lives on in the 20th century village of East Goscote.

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  1. ^ John Curtis, A Topographical History of the County of Leicester (1831)
  2. ^ https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Prestwold,_Leicestershire

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