Place:Henbury Hundred, Gloucestershire, England

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NameHenbury Hundred
TypeHundred
Located inGloucestershire, England

The Hundreds of Gloucestershire, as with hundreds in other English counties, were the original geographic divisions of the county for administrative, military and judicial purposes. Each hundred covered a number of parishes. The introduction of civil registration in 1837 was accompanied by the creation of other groups of parishes such as Sanitary Districts and Poor Law Unions.

Henbury Hundred is located on the Severn Estuary west of Bristol. The area was in the short-lived County of Avon between 1974 and 1996.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Henbury Hundred from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HENBURY....hundred is cut into two divisions, lower and upper; the former containing Westbury-on-Trym parish and part of Henbury; the latter containing Compton-Greenfield, Stoke-Gifford, and Yate parishes, and parts of Henbury and Tytherington. Acres of the whole: 27,622. Population: 7,377. Houses: 1,416."

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