Place:Claro Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameClaro Wapentake
TypeHundred
Coordinates54.1°N 1.35°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    

For a definition of "wapentake", see the article entitled Hundred (county division) in Wikipedia.

Wapentakes, the Old Norse form of the Anglo-Saxon "hundred", are dealt with in Section 1.4, but Sections 1.1 (Hundred courts) and 1.2 (Administrative functions) deal with the concept and purposes of wapentakes along with those of "hundreds" used in English counties further south.

Wikipedia provides a map for the wapentake location.


Claro was a wapentake of the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. At the time of the Domesday Book the wapentake was known as Burghshire, named from Aldborough. In the 12th century the name was changed to Claro, from Claro Hill near Coneythorpe, presumably its meeting place. It was split into two divisions.

The Upper Division included the parishes of

It also included parts of

The Lower Division included the parishes of

It also included parts of


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