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Staving michael poxon:
>Some of the "hundreds" continue in use today, especially in Essex (Tendring
>Hundred for example). I think the number refers to the number of "hides" in
>an area, though I'm unsure as to how big a hide actually was, though again
>the term is still in use in some place names such as Piddletrenthide (Dorset
>I think: it's full of piddles and puddles, i.e. Tolpuddle)
>Mike


I believe that in Saxon times a hundred was a division consisting of a
hundred households, which might hold a hundred moot.

Pete