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Survey of English Place-Names

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Barcombe Hundred

Hundred in the County of Sussex

Historical Forms

  • Bercha(m) 1086 DB
  • Bercompe 1316 FA
  • Bercamp 1332 SR


v. Barcombe infra 313. Barcombe is central for the hundred.Barcombe Hundred was divided into the vills of Northborgh (= Newick), Middelborgh (= Barcombe), Southborgh (= Hamsey), cf. 1327 SR, borgh being used here of the tithing of a hundred. For the history of this word, which is a short form of friðborh , 'frankpledge,' v. NEDs. v. borrow , sb. and Stevenson in EHR 28, 299.

Parishes in this Hundred