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  • The early divisions of the county were known as wapentakes, five being mentioned in Domesday, while 13th-century documents mention seven wapentakes, corresponding with the six present hundreds, except that Repton and Gresley were then reckoned as separate divisions.
  • In many cases, however, ancient wapentakes are now called hundreds.
  • Wapentakes are not found outside the parts of England which were settled by the Danes.
  • A group of wapentakes had a single court.
  • In Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, part of Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutlandshire (of later formation) and Yorkshire we have the counties divided into "wapentakes" instead of "hundreds," again a mark of Danish influence.
 

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