THE HUNDRED OF WOKING
CONTAINING THE PARISHES OF
|| SEND AND RIPLEY
|| STOKE JUXTA GUILDFORD
|| WORPLESDON (fn. 1)
(Trinity and St. Mary's combined parishes, Guildford, were also in Woking Hundred)
The places given in Woking Hundred at the time of the great Survey
differ somewhat from the above list. In Domesday Book, Ockley and
Lodesorde (which has been identified with Lodsworth in Sussex), find a place
in the list, while Worplesdon, with its members of Wyke and Burgham, is
classed in Wotton; (fn. 2) but the difference is probably only due to an error in transcription. In the time of the Confessor the hundred was worth £88 10s., and
by 1086 its assessment had risen to £125 10s.; the actual payment, however,
in some cases exceeded the assessment. (fn. 3) The sum contributed by the hundred
to a 14th-century aid amounted to £45 16s. 6½d. (fn. 4) This did not include
Guildford borough, which paid £15 2s. 9½d. In 1636 the taxable value of
the hundred was £297 2s. 8d. (fn. 5)
The descent of the hundred followed that of Blackheath Hundred, q.v.
The Hundred Court was held at Harmeshatch, (fn. 6) later called Harmesheath,
near the borders of Ockham and Cobham parishes, on the verge of the
hundred, as in the case of the court of Blackheath, q.v.
INDEX TO THE HUNDRED OF WOKING
Population Returns, 1831, ii, 636.
V.C.H. Surr. i, 313.
||e.g. Guildford was assessed at £30, but rendered £32.
V.C.H. Surr. i, 442.
||'Ad Hundredum domini regis de Hameshatch vocatum Wokynge Hundredum.' Chan. Inq. p.m.
50 Edw. III, no. 10.