Woking Hundred

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See Woking for the town or Borough of Woking for the district.
The Great Barn, Wanborough lay within the Woking Hundred.

Woking was a hundred in what is now Surrey, England. It includes the town of Woking and the Borough of Woking.

The Hundred comprised the parishes of: Ash, East Clandon, West Clandon, East Horsley, West Horsley, Merrow, Ockham, Pirbright, Send and Ripley, Stoke Juxta Guildford, Wanborough, Windlesham, Wisley, Woking and Worplesdon.[1]

Minor clerical errors and convenience groupings of other parishes have occurred in some medieval centrally held records at Lambeth and Westminster Palaces for example.[2]

In the time of Edward the Confessor, the Hundred was worth £88; by the Domesday Book of 1086 it was worth £125. By 1696, it was worth £297 for taxation purposes ('taxable value') but being a Hundred had no single owner as such; as the rights of the hundreds became divided and lessened, it became purely a useful way of grouping the parishes below the level of the counties.[2]

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  1. ^ British History online
  2. ^ a b H.E. Malden (editor) (1911). "The hundred of Woking: Introduction and map". A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 

Coordinates: 51°16′N 0°33′W / 51.27°N 0.55°W / 51.27; -0.55