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Sparkenhoe was a hundred of Leicestershiremarker, Englandmarker. It was in the south-west of the county, covering Market Bosworthmarker and Hinckleymarker, broadly corresponding to the modern districts of Blabymarker and Hinckley and Bosworthmarker.The meeting place of the Sparkenhoe Hundred was probably at Shericles Farm near Desfordmarker (SK467026), which derives from scirac meaning "the hundred oak".Sparkenhoe hundred was not recorded in the Domesday Book as a wapentake, being formed in 1346 from part of Guthlaxtonmarker and Goscotemarker.

References

  1. John Curtis, A Topographical History of the County of Leicester (1831)



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