Hundreds were used to divide counties into more manageable administrative districts, and nominally each one encompassed land that could support 100 households. Although Kingsdown is in the smaller hundred of Ringwould, just inland is the extensive hundred of Cornillo.
The map was found on this site for which many thanks. If anyone knows where the Cornillo name comes from, I'd be interested to know.
Spring is a good time to watch clouds, as they seem to change constantly. I won't try to identify all the cumulus, nimbus, stratovarious types, but refer any interested parties to the Cloud Appreciation Society.
Another good place for big skyscapes is Dungeness - which (stop press!) has just attracted a crested lark across the water from France - just the third recorded in Kent. Considering that these larks seem happiest wandering around the roads of Calais port, Dungeness is a step up for it. It's about time that they moved north, as I'm sure our dour coastline is perfect for the species.
Other news - butterflies are starting to appear - common blue, small heath and wall being seen this week.
Chalk downland plants are also being seen, like milkweed, horseshoe vetch and kidney vetch.