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Godalming Hundred was formed as a Hundred of the Shire of Surrey sometime after 825 when Wessex annexed the "south eastern provinces" of Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Essex (with Middlesex). The word hundred can mean: The word form of the number 100 Hundred (division) Hundred (word) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For information on the fictional Shire of J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, see Shire (Middle-earth) A shire is an administrative area of Great Britain. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... Events Egbert of Wessex defeats Beornwulf of Mercia at Ellandun. ... Wessex was one of the seven major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms (the Heptarchy) that preceded the Kingdom of England. ... Sussex is a traditional county in south-eastern England, corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Middlesex is an area of south-eastern England, it is traditionally regarded as one of the 39 historic counties of England. ...


Godalming takes it name from Old English Godhelm Ingus meaning "the clan of Godhelm" and it is supposed that Godhelm was a Saxon chieftain who first colonised this dry land bordered by swamps and a steep valley as he and his folk moved up the River Wey. They would have fought the native Britons who could fight and enslaved those that could neither fight nor run and conquered the area sometime around the end of the 6th Century. Initially Godhelm Ingus would have had a quite an independent existence but the local Lord would have soon sworn fealty to a neighbouring king, be it South Saxons, East Saxons, Kentish or West Saxons depending on the politics of the time. Certainly the area would have been incorporated into Sussex while Aelle was bretwalder and later with Wessex under Caedwalla. Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... A map showing the general locations of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms circa 600CE. Anglo-Saxons is a term that refers to a collection of culturally related Germanic tribes from Angeln. ... This article is about the river in Surrey, for the river in Dorset see River Wey, Dorset. ... This Buddhist stela from China, Northern Wei period, was built in the early 6th century. ... South Saxons were the followers of King Ælle (see Aelle of Sussex) a warlord from Old Saxony in north-western Germany who were among the Anglo-Saxon Dark Age invaders of Britannia at the end of the 5th Century. ... The Kingdom of the East Seaxe (one of the seven traditional kingdoms of the so-called Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy) was founded around 500 AD and covered the territory currently occupied by the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire and Middlesex. ... Categories: Australia geography stubs | Tasmanian localities ... This article concerns the English kingdom, not the Westland Wessex helicopter Wessex was one of the seven major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms (the Heptarchy) that preceded the kingdom of England. ... Ælle was king of the South Saxons from 477 to perhaps as late as 514, and was named Bretwalda by Bede, who adds that he was overlord of the English south of the Humber river. ... Caedwalla (c. ...


Godalming Hundred continues to be one of the most densely wooded parts of England and during the Middle Ages was largely covered by the Forest of Essera - a northern lobe of the ancient and vast Forest of Andred. People survived through pig farming and the making of charcoal. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... The Forest of Andred or Andredswald is an alternative name for the Weald in southern England and refers to the ancient woodland which once stretched from Andred - now more commonly known as Anderida or Pevensey - to Dorset. ... Charcoal is the blackish residue consisting of impure carbon obtained by removing water and other volatile constituents of animal and vegetable substances. ...


During the reign of Alfred the Great a defensive burgh was built at nearby Eashing to defend the area against the Vikings in around 885. By 1086 the population of the entire hundred is thought to have been only about 600 people. Alfred (849? – 26 October 899) or Ælfred was king of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899. ... Eashing is a small village in Surrey a couple of miles outside Godalming and was once part of the Godalming Hundred but is now administered by Guildford Borough Council. ... The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age. ... Events Vikings besiege Paris Stephen VI elected pope Oldest known mentioning of Baky Births Emperor Daigo of Japan Deaths Pope Adrian III April 6: Saint Methodius, bishop and Bible translator Categories: 885 ...


Under the West Saxon local government model Godalming Hundred would have had a Hundred Reeve and a Hundred Court or moot. This moot is known to have met at the site of the present day Pepper Pot, Godalming in the centre of the town at the junction of Church Street and the High Street. In 1300 Godalming was granted the status of a town with a Town Warden and later a Mayor. It was only when Surrey County Council was established in the 19th Century and Godalming became a "Rural District Council" that the old Anglo-Saxon Hundred Court system ended and the administrative centre was moved from the Pepper Pot to a new site on Bridge Street. The Pepper Pot is also known as the Old Town Hall and is a distinctive octangular building in the centre of the town of Godalming in Surrey and due to its unique design has become the defacto logo of the town today. ... Events Beginning of the Renaissance. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... The Anglo-Saxons refers collectively to the groups of Germanic tribes who achieved dominance in southern Britain from the mid-5th century, forming the basis for the modern English nation. ...

The Arms of the Town of Godalming
The Arms of the Town of Godalming

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Religion in Godalming Hundred

Silent Pool near Albury
Silent Pool near Albury

Christianity is thought to have come to the area after 686 when Surrey's only known sub-king Frithuwald converted and founded Chertsey Abbey. This area was one of the last in southern England to convert formally to Christianity, however Godalming is and was a deeply pagan place. In Godalming itself there was a shrine to the war god Tiw at Tuesley (literally "Tiw's Clearing") on the hill above the town and another to Thur or Thor at Thursley a little further away. There remains much mystery surrounding a very ancient Yew at Peper Harrow or Pipers Hearg meaning, literally "pagan temple" and an even more ancient Druidic Grove at Newland's Corner next to Silent Pool a "holy well" once used for ritual offerings. After the Hundred converted to Christianity some of those shrines were sanctified as chapels and a convent still exists on the old worship site at Tuesley - just to make sure. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (512x768, 98 KB) Summary Silent Pool Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (512x768, 98 KB) Summary Silent Pool Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Christianity is a monotheistic religion that recognizes Jesus Christ as its central figure, Lord and Messiah. ... Events October 21 - Conon becomes Pope, succeeding Pope John V. Empress Jito ascends to the throne of Japan Kingdom of Kent attacked and conquered by West Saxons under Caedwalla Births August 23 - Charles Martel, winner of the Battle of Tours Deaths Emperor Temmu of Japan Korean Buddhist monk Weonhyo See... Frithuwald is recorded as the sub-king of Surrey who granted land for the construction of Chertsey Abbey in c. ... This article is about Tyr, the god. ... Thor carries his hammer and wears his belt of strength in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... Thursley is a small village which gets its name from the pagan god Thor and was probably a site for his worship. ... Species Taxus baccata - European Yew Taxus brevifolia - Pacific Yew Taxus canadensis - Canadian Yew Taxus chinensis - Chinese Yew Taxus cuspidata - Japanese Yew Taxus floridana - Florida Yew Taxus globosa - Mexican Yew Taxus sumatrana - Sumatran Yew Taxus wallichiana - Himalayan Yew Yews are small coniferous trees or shrubs in the genus Taxus in the... Peper Harrow is a tiny village in south-west Surrey close to the town of Godalming. ... Arch-Druid in his full Judicial Costume (1845 etching) In Celtic polytheism the word Druid denotes the priestly class in ancient Celtic societies, which existed through much of Western Europe north of the Alps and in the British Isles. ... Grove can refer to: a small group of trees such as a sequoia grove; see grove (nature) several places: In England: Grove, Buckinghamshire Grove, Dorset Grove, Kent Grove, Nottinghamshire Grove, Oxfordshire Grove Park in the London Borough of Bromley in USA: Grove, Maine Grove, New York Grove, Oklahoma Grove, Virginia...


In the 11th Century a new parish church was built on recently drained land by the river. The oldest part of the Church of S.S. Peter & Paul - the Anglo-Saxon chapel - still survives today and in it retains a stone decorated with pagan carvings thought to have been brought down from the original 7th Century chapel at Tuesley on the hill. As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ...


The Rabbit Woman of Godalming

Mary Toft attended by the astonished John Howard
Mary Toft attended by the astonished John Howard

In 1726 Mary and Joshua Toft, both of Godalming, were married. On September 27th her family summoned the local surgeon, John Howard who, to his astonishment, arrived to find Mary giving birth to a stillborn rabbit with the legs of a kitten. Mary explained that she had been startled by a rabbit in pregnancy, and since that moment had craved roast rabbit, and had dreams about them. Some versions of the story say that she claimed to have encountered a six foot high rabbit which assaulted her in rather a personal manner, but most academic accounts prefer the former explanation; it seems to be a tale which lost nothing in the telling. Further births followed, until eventually she had given birth to fifteen rabbits. Word spread, and crowds began to gather at Mary’s home to see the mysterious offspring, who had all been preserved in glass jars. There was a thorough investigation by the King's own surgeon, and getting nervous Mary Toft confessed that she had stuffed dead rabbit babies inside her and faked labour pains. The medical establishment were so embarrassed that charges were dropped. And so, Godalming entered the modern world. Image File history File links Rabbit1. ... Image File history File links Rabbit1. ... Events George Friderich Handel becomes a British subject. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 95 days remaining. ...



For further history go to the Godalming page. The Pepperpot, Godalmings former town hall. ...


Towns and villages in Godalming Hundred

The Pepperpot, Godalmings former town hall. ... Eashing is a small village in Surrey a couple of miles outside Godalming and was once part of the Godalming Hundred but is now administered by Guildford Borough Council. ... Thursley is a small village which gets its name from the pagan god Thor and was probably a site for his worship. ... Bramley is a village near Guildford, Surrey, England. ... Witley, in Surrey, England (grid reference SU946396) has existed as a village since at least Saxon times, as is clear from the surviving Saxon stonework in All Saints Church. ... Wormley is a village in Surrey, England. ... A small village on the Surrey/West Sussex border. ... Dunsfold is a village in the Waverley district of the county of Surrey, England, fourteen kilometres south of Guildford. ... Chiddingfold is a village in Surrey, in the United Kingdom, and lies on the busy A283 between Milford and Petworth. ... The village of Compton, Surrey, United Kingdom, is situated between Godalming and Guildford, and close to an important trunk road linking London with Portsmouth (now the A3). ... Littleton is the name of some places in the United States of America: Littleton, Colorado Littleton, Massachusetts Littleton, New Hampshire Littleton, North Carolina and in Great Britain: Littleton, Cheshire Littleton, Hampshire Littleton, Perth & Kinross Littleton, Somerset Littleton, Surrey This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages... Artington is a village and civil parish in the borough of Guildford, in Surrey, England, lying on the edge of the built-up area of Guildford. ... Catteshall is a hamlet between the town of Godalming and the villages of Unstead and Thorncombe accessible only by an unsurfaced track not suitable for most vehicles. ... Farncombe, is a village in Surrey, United Kingdom, located between the neighbouring towns of Godalming and Guildford. ... Hascombe village pond and green, looking towards St Peters church and The White Horse public house. ... Elstead is a village in Surrey, United Kingdom, with shops and cottages mainly clustered around a central green, close to the River Wey. ... Shackleford is a village in Surrey, United Kingdom. ... Tilford is a small village about four miles South of Farnham in Surrey, England. ... Milford is a placename used in many locations around the world: In England: Milford, Derbyshire Milford, Devon Milford, Shropshire Milford, Staffordshire Milford, Surrey In Wales: Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire In Ireland: Milford, County Donegal In New Zealand: Milford Sound, New Zealand Milford Track, New Zealand Milford, a suburb of Auckland, New... Grafham – in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), England – is a village near Perry south west of Huntingdon. ... Puttenham may refer to: Puttenham in Hertfordshire, England Puttenham in Surrey, England George Puttenham This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Haslemere is a town in southern England, with a population of nearly 14,000. ... this is a fucking shit area their are all these prostitutes in the area and they charge £15 per hour for intercourse with condom and £20 without ... Hambledon is the name of more than one place in the world. ... Hydestyle is a hamlet between the villages of Busbridge and Hambledon a few miles south of Godalming in south west Surrey. ... Peper Harrow is a tiny village in south-west Surrey close to the town of Godalming. ...

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Godalming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (663 words)
Godalming is a town in the Waverley district of the county of Surrey, England, seven kilometres south of Guildford.
Godalming came to world attention in 1881, when it became the first town in the United Kingdom to install a public supply of electricity, and the first in the world to boast electric street lighting, driven by a dynamo at Westbrook watermill.
Godalming is on the mainline railway between London (Waterloo) and Portsmouth.
Godalming (476 words)
Godalming is in the hundred of Godalming, about 4 miles south-south-west of Guildford, on the Portsmouth road.
Godalming had formerly a flourishing manufacture of kerseys and other woollen cloths, but this is now decayed ; the manufacture of silk and worsted stockings, shirts, drawers, fleecy hosiery, and gloves is still carried on.
The living is a vicarage, of the clear yearly value of £461, with a glebe-house, in the rural deanery of Stoke, the archdeaconry of Surrey, and the diocese of Winchester.
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