Guthlaxton


Guthlaxton

Guthlaxton was a hundred of Leicestershire. It was in the south of the county, and covered Lutterworth and Wigston Magna. At the time of the Domesday Book, it was one of Leicestershire's four wapentakes, and covered a much larger area, including Market Bosworth and Hinckley, which would later be made part of the Sparkenhoe hundred.

The original meeting place of the hundred was at the Guthlaxton stone. [Sam Turner, " [http://www.assemblage.group.shef.ac.uk/5/turner.html Aspects of the development of public assembly in the Danelaw] "] The Sparkenhoe hundred was split from Guthlaxton in 1346. [John Curtis, "A Topographical History of the County of Leicester" (1831)]

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