The county of Norfolk in the UK was subdivided at the time of the Domesday Book into administrative and taxation areas called hundreds. These ancient divisions survived until 1834 when the Poor Law unions replaced them. Since then there have been many reorganizations and restructurings, so it is interesting and rare indeed to see the old hundreds marked on a stitched work. Here are the Norwich hundreds in alphabetical order (some are further divided into North and South or East and West): Blofield, Brothercross, Clackclose, Clavering, Depwade, Diss, Docking, Earsham, Erpingham, Eynsford, Flegg, Forehoe, Freebridge, Gallow, Greenhoe, Grimshoe, Guiltcross, Happing, Henstead, Holt, Humbleyard, Lackford, Launditch, Loddon, Mitford, Shropham, Smithdon, Taverham, Tunstead, Walsham, Wayland. This example stitched by Mary Anne Burnham when she was 7 in 1788 is for auction at Ewbank Auctions at their 28-30 September sale and has a guide price of £200-£300. Click here for more details.