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Survey of English Place-Names

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Tewkesbury Hundred (Upper Division)

Hundred in the County of Gloucestershire

Historical Forms

  • hundredo de Teoukesburia 1148–79 Glouc
  • Theokesb'ihdr', Theokesberihdr' 1169,1178,1180,1185 P
  • hundredum de Tiokesbir', hundredum de Tiokesberi 1195,1199,1204 P
  • hund' de Theokesbir', hund' de Theokesbyr', hund' de Theokesberi(æ) 1221 Ass 1236 Theok 1248 Ass
  • hund' de Theukesburia 1267 Glouc
  • hd' of Teukesbur(y) 1265 Misc 1287 Ass 1303 FA 1327 SR 1403,1446 Pat
  • hundred of Tewkesbury 1502 Pat
  • hundred of Tewxburye 1568 Comm


The hundred (originally the manor) of Tewkesbury is named from Tewkesbury (61infra ), which had an important monastic foundation.

Parishes in this Hundred