English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Came Hundred

Hundred in the County of Worcestershire

Historical Forms

  • Came 1086 DB
  • Kamel c.1150 Surv


This was a compact Hundred containing 14 manors and assessed at 82¾ hides. It occupied the north-east of the county. Nothing is known of the origin of the name or of the meeting-place of the Hundred. When the Hundred of Halfshire was formed, three of the Came manors, viz. Alvechurch, Stoke Prior and Osmerley (lost) went to Oswaldslow, the rest to Halfshire.For the loss of final l we may compare DB Ripam (acc.) for Ribble, R. earlier Rippel .