Place:Kiftsgate Hundred, Gloucestershire, England


NameKiftsgate Hundred
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.

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

"KIFTSGATE, a hundred in Gloucester; contiguous to Warwick and Worcester; cut into two divisions, lower and upper; and containing, in the [lower division], nineteen parishes, and in the [upper division], sixteen parishes, and parts of three others. Acres of the [lower division]: 45,535. Population in 1851: 8,038. Houses: 1,695. Acres of the [upper division]: 36,888. Population in 1851: 7,366. Houses: 1,553. Population of the whole, in 1861: 15,533. Houses: 3,428."

The upper division of the hundred is in three sections, all detached from each other and from the rest of Gloucestershire. As will be seen from the list below, the boundary between Worcestershire and Gloucestershire and between Warwickshire and Gloucestershire have been redrawn and some of the parishes are now considered to be in Worcestershire and Warwickshire.