Whitley hundred, belonging to the abbots of Glastonbury and located
principally in the centre of the county, comprised the parishes of Ashcott,
Blackford, Butleigh, Compton Dundon, Cossington, Greinton, High Ham,
Holford, Holton, Middlezoy, West Monkton, Moorlinch, Othery, Podimore
Milton, Shapwick, Street, Walton, Westonzoyland, Wheathill, and Woolavington. (fn. 1)
The history of the hundred is deferred, but the history of Holford is given below
because part of the parish, Newhall, lay in Williton hundred, because of its intimate
relationship with the neighbouring parish of Dodington, itself in Williton hundred,
and because of Holford's isolation from the main part of Whitley hundred. A plot of
land at Leigh in Crowcombe was said to have been part of Whitley hundred in 1353. (fn. 2)
|| S.R.S. iii. 115–24.
|| S.R.O., DD/TB 12/1, ct. roll.