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Survey of English Place-Names

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East Grinstead Hundred

Hundred in the County of Sussex

Historical Forms

  • Grenesteda hdr 1170 P
  • 'the hundred of the villata de Grenstede' (1285 CplM)


v. East Grinstead infra 331. The hundred comprised the tithings of Imberhorne, Ashurst, Brambletye, Shovelstrode but not the borough of Grinstead itself, which was a separate hundred, 'the hundred of the villata de Grenstede ' (1285CplM ).Cf. also the Subsidy Roll of 1296.

Parishes in this Hundred