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Survey of English Place-Names

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Elstub Hundred

Hundred in the County of Wiltshire

Historical Forms

  • Alestabe hundred, Eilestebba, Ailestebba 1086 ExonDB
  • Ellestubbe 1196 Cur 1255 RH
  • Ellestube 1198 Abbr
  • Elestubbe 1227 Fees
  • Hundred de Elnestub 1249 Ass


'Elder-tree stump.' The meeting-place of the Hundred was in Enford in a field called Elstub , the field immediately south-east of New Town and north-west of Fifield. This identification is due to Enford School, and the School notes that there is much elder there still.

Parishes in this Hundred