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 here deferred but
that of Holford parish has already been published (fn. 2) and the histories of Blackford
and Holton are given below because of their intimate relationship with neighbouring parishes in Bruton and Horethorne hundreds and their relative isolation from
the main part of Whitley hundred.
S.R.S. iii. 115-24.
V.C.H. Som. v. 2-6.