wapentake


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wapentake:

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in English history, a subdivision of a shire, first mentioned in the 10th cent. and surviving as a unit of local government into the 19th cent. It is thought that in origin the hundred comprised 100 geld hides, the geld hide being the basic Anglo-Saxon land unit for
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Soon they had a wapentake, an early court where verdicts would be given by the raising of spears.
The wapentake of Agbrigg was vast and included Huddersfield.
Historically, it was one of the administrative sub-divisions, known as wapentakes, of the West Riding.