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The Hundreds of Staffordshire

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Staffordshire was divided into five divisions called Hundreds for administrative purposes. These date back to the formation of the county as an administrative unit around the early 10th century in the reign of Edward the Elder.
The Hundred courts levied taxes, dealt with law and order matters, and tried some civil and criminal offences.
The functions of the Hundreds were gradually taken over by other local government organisations, although they retained some powers into the 19th century.

 

Cuttlestone Hundred

Description from White's 1851 Directory

Description from the National Gazetteer 1868

 

Offlow Hundred

Description from White's 1851 Directory

Description from the National Gazetteer 1868

 

Pirehill Hundred

Description from White's 1851 Directory

Description from the National Gazetteer 1868

 

Seisdon Hundred

Description from White's 1851 Directory

Description from the National Gazetteer 1868

 

Totmonslow Hundred

Description from White's 1851 Directory

Description from the National Gazetteer 1868