Sixpenny Handley Hundred

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Sixpenny Handley Hundred shown within Dorset

Sixpenny Handley Hundred is a hundred in the county of Dorset. It originally consisted of two distinct hundreds: Sexpena and Hanlega.[1] Sometime around the 14th century, the two hundreds were united as the hundred of "Sexpenne et Henle".[1] Including the town of Shaftesbury, the hundred had a population of 11,168 in 2011.

Sixpenny Handley Hundred contains the following ancient parishes:

As well as Shaftesbury Holy Trinity, St James and St Peter which are contiguous, although usually considered separately.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of England, (1975), An Inventory of Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset: East, page 64


  • Boswell, Edward, 1833: The Civil Division of the County of Dorset (published on CD by Archive CD Books Ltd, 1992)
  • Hutchins, John, History of Dorset, vols 1-4 (3rd ed 1861-70; reprinted by EP Publishing, Wakefield, 1973)
  • Mills, A. D., 1977, 1980, 1989: Place Names of Dorset, parts 1-3. English Place Name Society: Survey of English Place Names vols LII, LIII and 59/60

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Hundreds of Dorset

Badbury • Barrow • Beaminster and Redhone (including Bridport) • Bere Regis • Brownshall • Buckland and Sturminster Newton Castle • Cerne, Totcombe and Modbury • Cogdean (including Poole) • Coomb's Ditch • Corfe Castle • Cranborne • Culliford Tree • Eggerton • George • Gillingham Liberty • Godderthorne • Hasilor • Knowlton • Loosebarrow • Pimperne (including Blandford Forum) • Puddletown (including Weymouth) • Redlane • Rowbarrow • Rushmoor • Sherborne • Sixpenny Handley (including Shaftesbury) • Tollerford • Uggscombe (including Dorchester) • Upwimborne • Whitchurch Canonicorum (including Lyme Regis) • Whiteway • Winfrith (including Wareham) • Yetminster