New Lancashire Hundreds Postcard

New Lancashire Hundreds Postcard


This postcard shows a mulit coloured map of The Real County of Lancashire hundreds with," Lancashire, The County Palatine", as it's title


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A Red Lancashire Rose is shown in the top right hand corner below the title.

It shows the hundreds of Lancashire. 


By the eleventh century all of England south of the Tees had been shired.

It is believed that each shire was based on a “burgh”, which acted as a major functional unit in the prevailing system of local government.

The Shire was sub-divided into smaller units, the Hundreds, to facilitate the collection of taxes and the enforcement of law and order, which were administered through Leet-Courts.

Court-Leet (Olde English – “Lathe” – a district of a county) – a Court of Record held in a Manor before the Lord of the Manor (or his Steward) – who had the right to hold such Court.

The Hundred Courts or Wapentake Courts as they were commonly called in Lancashire were subordinate to the County Court, which sat in Lancaster.

The map also shows cities and towns of Lancashire and the true borders of the County Palatine.

The reverse side has areas for address and message to be written.

Normally 40p each 

115 x 105 (6" x 4") in card

250 characters only

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