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Buckland Newton Hundred

Hundred in the County of Dorset

Historical Forms

  • Bochelande hund' 1086 DB
  • Bochene hundret c.1086 GeldR
  • Bokeland' 1212 Fees
  • Bokelond 1428 FA
  • Niweton and Bocland(e) 1265 Misc
  • Neweton' et Bocland(e) 1268,1288 Ass 1316 FA
  • Boclonde 1303 FA
  • Nyeutone et Boclonde 1327 SR
  • Niweton et Bocklaund' 1288 Ass
  • Nywton' Bouclond(e) 1332 SR 1340 NI
  • Neweton et Bouclond(e) 1346,1431 FA
  • Bucklond(') 1539 LP 1547 Ct


Named from Buckland Newton par. infra . It belonged to Glastonbury Abbey, like Sturminster Newton hundred q. v. supra with which it is often combined in early records (e.g. 1265 Misc, 1280Ass , 1332 SR). This frequent combination of the two hundreds eventually resulted in the addition of Newton to the name Buckland, first in the hundred name, later in the par. name.The bounds of the hundred of Buckland Newton are given in c. 1325GlastE (f. 520).

Parishes in this Hundred