Toseland Hundred

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Toseland Hundred in Huntingdonshire

Toseland is a hundred of Huntingdonshire, in the south-east of the county, adjacent to the borders with Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

The name Toseland is Scandinavian in origin and is possibly connected with the old Norse word 'lunde,' meaning a grove, perhaps a sacred grove or small wood, the first syllable bearing some resemblance to the name of the Danish Earl Toglos or Toli, who was killed at the battle of Tempsford (921).[1]

The hundred comprises the ancient parishes of:

*: mostly in Cambridgeshire.


Hundreds of Huntingdonshire

Hurstingstone (including Huntingdon) • Leightonstone • Norman Cross • Toseland