Administrative unit

Southover Borough/HalfHundred

Ancient District

Preferred Name:
SOUTHOVER
Unit Type:
Ancient District
Status:
Half-Hundred
Borough
Date created:
By 1275
Date abolished:
By 1831
Unit ID:
12874625
Authorities:
L.F. Salzman, A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 7 - The Rape of Lewes (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1940), p. 44.

Notes:

The Victoria County History for Sussex (1940, vol. 7, p.44) says that "in 1249 and 1263 Southover was described as a halimote, but in 1275 as a half-hundred and so also in 1287, 1332, and 1334. Between 1540 and 1560 it was described for the collection of lay subsidies as a hundred, and so again in 1587, at which date it comprised the vills of Southover and also Lewes. In 1296 and 1327 it was regarded, also for taxation purposes, as a 'borough' and was extra-hundredal, as was Lewes, and so again from 1572 to at least 1665. In 1831 Southover was reckoned in Swanborough Hundred, while in Figg's map of Sussex (1861) it is definitely marked as part of Barcombe Hundred, as it seems also to be in Budgen's map of 1724."

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
SUSSEX Ancient County     L.F. Salzman, A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 7 - The Rape of Lewes (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1940), p. 44.
LEWES Rape Division of Ancient County     L.F. Salzman, A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 7 - The Rape of Lewes (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1940), p. 44.

Boundary changes

We know of no boundary changes affecting this unit.

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
LEWES ST JOHN THE BAPTIST SOUTHOVER AP/CP Parish-level Unit   By 1831 L.F. Salzman, A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 7 - The Rape of Lewes (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1940), p. 44.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Southover Borough/HalfHundred through time | Census tables with data for the Ancient District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12874625

Date accessed: 17th September 2019