Place:Powder Hundred, Cornwall, England

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NamePowder Hundred
TypeHundred
Located inCornwall, England

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

"POWDER, a hundred in the centre of Cornwall; formerly cut into two divisions, [East] and [West]; now cut into three divisions, [East], [West], and Tywardreath: and containing St. Austell parish, and 37 other parishes. Acres: 143,782. Population in 1851: 58,261; in 1861: 60,024. Houses: 12,296."

From Wikipedia

"A hundred is a geographic division formerly used in England, Wales, South Australia and some parts of the United States, to divide a larger region into smaller administrative divisions; similar divisions were made in Denmark, Southern Schleswig, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Norway."

Hundreds were replaced by Registration Districts or Poor Law Unions between 1837 and 1850, and then by Rural and Urban Districts and Municipal Boroughs in 1895. In 1974 the districts and boroughs were abolished and today Cornwall is a unitary authority.

The map below of the Hundreds of Cornwall is titled in English and Cornish. The Cornish language is still spoken today by a small proportion of Cornish residents. (Map source: Wikipedia)

The Powder Hundred of Cornwall was made up of the following ancient or ecclesiastical parishes:

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