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Totnore Hundred

Hundred in the County of Sussex

Historical Forms

  • Totenore 1086 DB
  • Totenere 1130 P
  • Tottenore 1272 RH 1327 SR
  • Tottenovere 1279 QW
  • Totnore 1328 FM
  • Tatnore 1629 SAC16,48


The name of the hundred means 'Totta's bank' (v. ora , ofer ). The actual site is referred to as terr. voc. Tottenore (Lewes 103). It is there associated with land called Cumbe , which must be Upper and Lower Coombe (TA 1482) on the western border of Firle parish (W.B.). v. infra 361. For a , v. Introd. xxviii.

Parishes in this Hundred