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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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An atmospheric photograph shows the site of the "Spear Tree," the former Bronze Age burial mound on the Roman road north of Kibworth, which became the place where Anglo-Saxons would gather in wapentake (their assent to decisions signified by brandishing their spears) and continued to be the meeting place of local juries until the 1720's.
One of Liverpool''s oldest buildings, it was a Tudor Wapentake Court in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
Middle division: Humbleton,' A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 7: Holderness Wapentake, Middle and North Divisions (2002), 56-82.
In Boothby Wapentake an aging widow owns considerable land, two plow teams, four cows, one bull, four sows, one boar, and 500 sheep, yielding her the princely sum of 22 pounds per year; elsewhere one of the young wards of the king has roughly the same income.
King John transferred the Wapentake court from WestDerby in 1207 when he granted his charter to Liverpool.