Place:Slaughter Hundred, Gloucestershire, England


NameSlaughter 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 Slaughter Hundred from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"SLAUGHTER, a hundred in Gloucestershire, adjacent to Oxfordshire; containing 21 parishes, and 2 parts; and cut into two divisions, lower and upper. Acres: 23,739 and 15,198. Population in 1851: 4,838 and 4,805; in 1861: 9,365. Houses: 2,104."

A much more extensive description of the Slaughter Hundred will be found in the Victoria County History of Gloucestershire found in the website British History Online.

Image:Gloucestershire 1832 Map of Hundreds WP.png


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