Hayridge Hundred

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1765 map of the hundred

The hundred of Hayridge was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.[1] It was originally known as Sulfretona and this name was still used in the Geldroll of 1084 but two hundred years later it was called Harigg in the hundred Role of Edward I after the place where the hundred courts were held which is now Whorridge farm.[2]

The parishes in the hundred were: Bickleigh (near Tiverton); Blackborough; Bradninch; Broadhembury; Cadbury; Cadeleigh; Cullompton; Feniton; Kentisbeare; Netherexe; Payhembury; Plymtree; Rewe (part); Sheldon; Silverton; Talaton; Thorverton.[1] According to White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Devonshire, (1850) it "Is of an irregular figure, extending about 16 miles from east to west, and varying from 9 to 6 in breadth." [3]

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  1. ^ a b "THE HUNDREDS OF DEVON". GENUKI. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  2. ^ Reichel, Rev. Oswald J. (July 1910). The Hundred of Sulfretona or Hairidge in Early Times. Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association. XLII. Plymouth: Devonshire Association. pp. 215–257. 
  3. ^ White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Devonshire, (1850) cited in "THE HUNDREDS OF DEVON". GENUKI. Retrieved 2011-06-18.