The area covered by the Hale History Project is the ancient tithing of Badshot,  The tithing of Badshot was one of the ten tithings which comprised the hundred of Farnham, itself the westernmost hundred in the county of Surrey.  

In the medieval period, the only village in the tithing was Badshot with a very small hamlet at Hale.  The rest of the tithing was  common grazing, the enclosure of which over the centuries has given a distinct character to the various areas.  

Today, there are a number of villages and communities in the old area of tithing, including Farnham Park, Hoghatch, Law Day Place & Heathyfields, Sandy Hill & the Common, Heath End, Badshot Lea, Weybourne, Upper Hale and Hale.

Evelyn Caesar's pictorial map of the part of Badshot tithing which became Hale Parish.

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