Place:Blackheath Hundred, Kent, England

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NameBlackheath Hundred
Alt namesBlackheath (hundred)source: name variation
TypeHundred
Located inKent, England
See alsoSutton at Hone Lathe, Kent, Englandlathe (administrative division) of which the hundred was a part

NOTE: There is also a Blackheath Hundred in Surrey, situated southeast of Guildford.

NOTE: Wikipedia has a map of the hundred.

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Blackheath was an ancient hundred in the northwest of the county of Kent, England. Its area has been entirely absorbed by the growth of Greater London; the name "Blackheath" now refers to a locality of South East London. Its former area now corresponds to the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the London Borough of Lewisham and part of the London Borough of Bromley.

The open space at Blackheath was the site of hundred meetings. In the Domesday Book of 1086 it is recorded as the hundred of Grenviz (Greenwich), which was part of the lathe of Sutton at Hone. The hundred contained the parishes listed below.

In 1831, the hundred occupied 12,650 acres (51 km2). This had expanded to 17,316 acres (70 km2) in 1887. The population is recorded as 121,753 in 1851, 187,696 in 1861 and 234,987 in 1887.

The hundred was effectively abolished when the area (except Chislehurst and Mottingham) became part of the County of London in 1889. The entire area has formed part of Greater London since 1965.

In 1894 and 1900 all local government functions were effectively replaced by a system of districts, which were consolidated over time and finally replaced in 1965 by the Greater London boroughs which are still in use today.

Parishes

ParishDescriptionLondon Borough 1900-1965Greater London Borough (1965- )
Charlton next Woolwich parish (ancient), civil parish GreenwichRoyal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London
Chislehurst parish (ancient), civil parish Bromley Rural DistrictBromley, Greater London
Deptford St. Nicholas parish (ancient), civil parish GreenwichRoyal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London
Deptford St. Paul civil parish DeptfordLewisham, Greater London
Eltham St. John the Baptist parish (ancient), civil parish WoolwichRoyal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London
Greenwich parish (ancient), civil parish GreenwichRoyal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London
Kidbrooke parish liberty, parish (ancient), civil parish GreenwichRoyal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London
Lee parish (ancient), civil parish LewishamLewisham, Greater London
Lewisham parish (ancient), civil parish LewishamLewisham, Greater London
Mottingham hamlet, civil parish Bromley Rural DistrictBromley, Greater London
Woolwich vestry, parish (ancient), civil parish WoolwichRoyal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London