Carita Hundred

Carita Hundred includes Kinsborough and Newton Howard and is located in the North East of the valley. Most of this hundred is within the Blaec Oak Forest.

  • Ackar – A settlement whose origines are in the iron age or before. Those who live there include many who bare the name Ackar. It has no church or chapel. There is though a pub. Despite the common belief the village is not named after Acre, instead being named after Carita, where according to legend its original settlers came from. A Carita later became corrupted to Ackar. The pub’s name, The Crusader, being a joke by elder families who like to play it the association with the crusades to delude foreigners from other villages.
  • Kimberlyn – The village has many residents whose family names are variants of Kimberlyn. It was originally settled in ancient times. The village church is dedicated St Mary and St Branwen with a chapel dedicated to Branwen The Twice Lived. The village pub is the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.
  • King’s Baston – Market town that was established before the mediaeval period. It is the administrative centre for Carita Hundred. Due to having shadow factories located there, during Second World War, it suffered due to air raids. Much of the centre of the town rebuilt after Second World War as much of it was destroyed by air raids.
  • Kinsborough – Original settlement established in ancient times. Current site being from early mediaeval period. Grew significantly after railway came through village. Becoming a small town around time of First World War. Due to having shadow factories located there, during Second World War, It grew in size becoming what it is to day. The skills and techniques learnt, during the war, led to it being a centre for manufacture of clocks and electrical devices after the war. Just out side the town is The King’s Barrow a tomb from ancient times. The original settlement site being said to be by ther barrow.
  • Newton Howard – Some question whether this is actually in Bellhamshire. A small early ninteen century industrial town established by Magnus Howard. Magnus being the first of the Howard to be very successful in business expanding the Howard interests from their Carpentry and funeral interests into numerous different businesses. After the death of Victor Howard the town became a centre for rural arts and crafts industries and somewhat of idealised town under Alice’s influence. There is located there The Museum of Legends and the Occult, which despite what the name may sugest is rather academic and not really sensational.
  • Wightdown – A hamlet with no church or pub, but with a water mill. There has been a water mill there for many centuries, having been re built many times most recently in the Nineteenth Century, but no matter how often it is rebuilt it is always said to be haunted. It once had a pub and was larger. The residents of the village have a reputation for being isolationist. There have been no new buildings, other than agricultural ones, since the end of the Nineteenth Century, with the mill being one of the newest in the village.
  • Wiglar – Legend has it that the mighty wizard Seaton came from this village which came to be known as Wiglar thanks to its association with him. Wiglar being a term for a wizard.

[Gazetteer]

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