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Winchcomb Hundred(lost)

Domesday Hundred in the County of Gloucestershire

Historical Forms

  • Burgvm de Wincelcvmbe cum toto Hund' ejusdem uillæ 1086 DB
  • hundredo de Wynchecumba, Winchecumba 12–13 WinchLB
  • hundredum ville de Winchecumbe 1202 ib
  • hundred' de Wynchecumbe, Winchecumbe 1227,1233 Cl 1251,1402 Pat
  • hundr' de Winchelcumb 1535 VE


Winchcomb in Anglo-Saxon times was a place of great fame and importance, the locus celeberrimus of the Mercian charters (BCS 771, etc.), the site of King Cenwulf's great Benedictine Abbey which was revived by Bishop Oswald, and at the time of the DB inquest one of the three boroughs of Gloucestershire.

Parishes in this Domesday Hundred

Domesday Hundred