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Survey of English Place-Names

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Fishborough Hundred

Hundred in the County of Worcestershire

Historical Forms

  • Fissesberga 1086 DB


This hundred consisted of 11 manors, assessed at 65 hides.It was a compact area, except that Ombersley lay separate and in contact with five other hundreds, while Oldberrow, stated in DB to be 12 acres of land, was far away to the north and almost surrounded by Warwickshire. Some time soon after the Norman Conquest this hundred, with the addition of Abbots Morton, Atch Lench, Sheriff's Lench, (part of) Church Lench, and the Wo part of Bevington (Wa) from Esch Hundred, formed the new hundred of Blackenhurst supra 17. The name must be derived from the pers. name Fisc , found as a name in DB but not on record in OE.