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Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

The Hundreds

Other OS name in the Parish of Windermere

Historical Forms

  • the Lowest Hundred, Middle Hundred 1839 TA


, 1865 OS , the Lowest Hundred , Middle Hundred 1839TA , Mr Bruce Thompson notes that the village was divided into 3 hundreds as early as 1605 ( Browne MS ) , and these were doubtless 3 hamlets which have subsequently joined up to form a straggling village ; he notes a reference in 1538 to the ' village , hundred or hamlet of Torver (La) ' in T . Ellwood , Forty - Five Years in a Mountain Parish in Lakeland ( 1908 ) for this use of hundred .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name