Basingas

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  • Info The Basingas were an Anglo-Saxon tribe, whose territory in the Loddon Valley formed a regio or administrative subdivision of the early Kingdom of Wessex. more...
  • The area of the Readingas adjoined that of the Sunningas to the east and that of the Basingas to the south.
  • Old Basing was first settled around 700 by an Anglo-Saxon tribe known as the Basingas, who gave the village its name (the meaning being "Basa's people").
  • Old Basing was first settled around 700 by an Anglo-Saxon tribe known as the Basingas, who give the village its name (the meaning is "Basa's people").
  • To the north was the Land of Sunningas; to the south Woking (hundred) and then the Land of Godhelmingas, to the west the Land of Basingas.
  • The subdivision of the Basingas retained a role beyond the Anglo-Saxon period as Basingstoke remained the administrative centre for a distinctive grouping of hundreds within Hampshire throughout the Middle Ages.
  • The area of the Sunningas was based around Sonning in the modern county of Berkshire, and adjoined that of the Readingas based around Reading to the west and that of the Basingas around Basingstoke to the south.