Whitstone Hundred

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Whitstone was an ancient hundred of Gloucestershire, England. From the 13th century it comprised two adjacent divisions, which included the ancient parishes of:

Gloucestershire Hundreds in 1832
Lower Division
Upper Division

The hundred existed at the time of the Domesday Book in 1086, but covering a smaller area. By 1220 the adjacent Blacklow hundred had been absorbed. Blachelaue in the Domesday Book contained the parishes of Alkerton (now Eastington), Frampton (-on-Severn), Frocester, (Kings) Stanley, (Leonard) Stanley, Stonehouse, Wheatenhurst, and Fretherne.[1]

The ancient meeting place of the hundred was probably at Whitestones Field in the parish of Hardwicke, although meetings were later held at Quedgeley, Stonehouse, Wheatenhurst and Frampton.[2]

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  1. ^ Open Domesday Online: Blachelaue (Blacklow) Hundred, accessed June 2017
  2. ^ C R Elrington, N M Herbert, R B Pugh (Editors), Kathleen Morgan, Brian S Smith (1972). "The Hundred of Whitstone". A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 10: Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 9 July 2011. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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Coordinates: 51°42′N 2°14′W / 51.7°N 2.23°W / 51.7; -2.23