Burnham Hundred

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Buckinghamshire, showing Burnham Hundred

Burnham Hundred is a hundred of Buckinghamshire. It is situated towards the south of the county and is bounded on the north by Hertfordshire and on the south by Berkshire. In 2011, it had a population of 164,607, rising to 165,668 if detached parts are disregarded.


Until at least the time of the Domesday Survey in 1086 there were 18 hundreds in Buckinghamshire. It has been suggested however that neighbouring hundreds had already become more closely associated in the 11th century so that by the end of the 14th century the original or ancient hundreds had been consolidated into 8 larger hundreds.[1] Burnham hundred is one of three hundreds which became collectively known as the Chiltern Hundreds around the 13th century, the others being Desborough Hundred and Stoke Hundred. Even before this time these individual hundreds had become possessions of the Crown and were nominally stewarded as a royal bailiwick.

Parishes and hamlets

Burnham hundred comprises the following ancient parishes and hamlets:[2]

*: Coleshill hamlet in Hertfordshire.


Hundreds of Buckinghamshire

Ashendon • Aylesbury • Buckingham • Cottesloe • Newport • Chiltern Hundreds: Burnham  • Desborough • Stoke