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Cornwall, Connerton Hundred - Domesday Tree

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Domesday Book [1]encompasses two independent works (originally, in two physical volumes): "Little Domesday" (covering Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex), and "Great Domesday" (covering much of the remainder of England – except for lands in the north that later became Westmorland, Cumberland, Northumberland, and the County Palatine of Durham – and parts of Wales bordering, and included within, English Counties [2]).

St. Piran's Cross . . . Flag of Cornwall
Cornwall 1700
The Hundreds of Cornwall (Cornish: Keverangow Kernow) were administrative divisions (hundreds) into which Cornwall, the present day administrative county of England, in the United Kingdom, was divided between c. 925 and 1894, when they were replaced with local government districts.

The division of Wessex into hundreds [3] is thought to date from the reign of King Athelstan. In the Geld Inquest of 1083, only seven hundreds are found in Cornwall, [4] identified by the names of the chief manors of each: Connerton, Winnianton, Pawton, Tybesta, Stratton, Fawton and Rillaton (corresponding to Penwith, Kerrier, Pydar, Powder, Trigg, West Wivel and East Wivel). - via Welcome to Wikishire
At the time of the Domesday Survey of 1086, the internal order of the Cornish manors in the Exeter Domesday Book is in most cases based on the hundreds to which they belonged, although the hundred names are not used.


All of the lordships of the Hundreds of Cornwall belonged, and still belong, to the Duchy of Cornwall, apart from Penwith which belonged to the Arundells of Lanherne.
The Arundells sold their lordship to the Hawkins family in 1813 and the Hawkinses went on to sell it to the Paynters in 1832.

=> Penwith

The Hundred of Penwith [5] had its ancient centre at Connerton, now buried beneath the sands of Gwithian Towans. (A hundred was a former Celtic 'keverang', an administrative unit which was sub-divided into tithings.) In the Geld Inquest of 1083, only seven hundreds are found in Cornwall

Large and Extensive manor. Seated in the parish of Gwithian. - Connerton
Lost tenement or farm in the parish of Gwithian. - Tolzethan
The churchtown of the parish of Phillack. - Phillack
Cornwall, Cornovia - Place Tree

and to Gwithian

Return to Gwithian: shifting the sands of time - via Cornwall Archaeological Society
Front cover: Detail from a watercolour by Marjorie Somerscales, one of two artists in residence on the Gwithian Project, of the view across the excavated walls of Crane Godrevy manor house looking towards Godrevy Light, Gwithian, 1958. (c) M. Somerscales, Gwithian Archive).
This book has 76p. and the colour plates follow. It is a PDF download, with sketches and photos,

Domesday Book Cornwall  : by Professor John Palmer and George Slater
A Link from above to : An overview of the Domesday Book


  1. Structure of Domesday Book - Six divisions
  2. [31 counties]
  3. Domesday Hundreds
  4. The Domesday Inquest : by Adolphus Ballard - (page 7 at view 35)
  5. Wikipedia:Gwithian Gwinear
Penwith Cornwall Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time. (1800s)
By 1841 Cornwall was composed of ten Hundreds as listed , with maps
Arundell of Lanherne and Trerice - Reference: AR
visit main index - of Space Pages - A to Z and 1 to 9 - (Oct 2021)
visit space index - for C p.63 : Cornwall Parish - (Corn to Cott)
visit space index - for D p.47 : Domesday Book, - (Dolp to Donl)

The Domesday Book - via WikiTree | Cock of Gwithian, 1700 - Wills - via WikiTree
Category: Cornwall, SW | | Cornwall, Andrewartha - Wills Tree - via WikiTree

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