Codsheath

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Codsheath Hundred, shown within the Lathe of Sutton-at-Hone and Kent

Codsheath is a hundred in Kent, occupying the eastern part of the Lathe of Sutton at Hone.[1] Codsheath was also recorded as "Codsede" in ancient records.[2] The Hundred of Codsheath was included in the Domesday Book of 1086, that records it as having 203 houses, 44 in Sundridge and 159 in Otford.[3] The hundred borders six others, four in the Sutton-at-Hone Lathe, and two of the Lathe of Aylesford to the east. Hundreds that border Codsheath are Somerden to the south; Westerham and Edenbridge to the west; the Hundred of Ruxley to the north-west; Axstane Hundred to the north-east, all within the lath of Sutton-at-Hone; and the Aylesford hundreds of Wrotham to the east, and Lowy of Tunbridge to the south-east.[1]

The hundred comprises the ancient parishes of:

*: Parly in Somerden and Washlingstone hundreds.
: Mostly in Washlingstone hundred.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 An Historical Atlas of Kent, edited by Terence Lawrence & David Killingray (2004) ISBN 1-86077-255-2 - Maps front cover and back cover inlay
  2. "The hundred of Codsheath: Introduction", in The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 3 by Edward Hasted (Canterbury, 1797), pp. 1-2. posted at British History Online
  3. Hundred of Codsheath, in The Domesday Book (1086). posted at Opendomesday.org
Hundreds of Kent

Lathe of Saint Augustine: Bewsborough • Bleangate • Bridge and Petham • Cornilo • Downhamford • Eastry • Kinghamford • Preston • Ringslow • Westgate • Whitstable • Wingham • Lathe of Shepway: Aloesbridge • Bircholt Barony • Bircholt Franchise • Folkestone • Ham • Heane • Hythe • Longport • Loningborough • Newchurch • Oxney • St Martin's Longport • Stowting • Street • Worth • Lathe of Scray: Barkley • Blackborne • Boughton • Calehill • Chart and Longbridge • Cranbrook • Faversham • Felborough • Great Barnfield • Marden • Milton • Rolvenden • Selbrittenden • Sheppey • Tenterden • Teynham • Wye • Lathe of Aylesford: Brenchley and Horsmonden • Chatham and Gillingham • Eyhorne • Hoo • Larkfield and Aylesford • Littlefield • Maidstone • Shamwell • Toltingtrough • Tunbridge Lowey • Twyford • Washlingstone • West Barnfield • Wrotham • Lathe of Sutton at Hone: Axtane • Dartford and Wilmington • Blackheath • Bromley and Beckenham • Codsheath • Little and Lessnes • Ruxley • Somerden • Westerham and Edenbridge