In the Middle Ages and modern times, the Höhscheid honors were honored in the parish and judicial district of Solingen within the Bergisch district of Solingen . It encompassed today's Solingen urban area in the districts of Höhscheid and Widdert .
The honor was first mentioned in a document in 1485.
After the end of the French occupation at the beginning of the 19th century and the dissolution of the Grand Duchy of Berg in 1815, the Honschaft Höhscheid - while maintaining the municipal reorganization of the Duchy carried out by the French - finally became a rural community of the mayor in Höhscheid in the district of Solingen in the administrative district of Düsseldorf within the Prussian Rhine province assigned and was thus one of the lowest Bergisch administrative units until the 19th century . In 1815/16 there were 1,044 residents in the Honschaft.
According to the statistics and topography of the administrative district of Düsseldorf , the following towns and places of residence (original spelling) belonged to the Honschaft 1832: Aue , in the Hasenmühl , in the Schirpenbruch , Höhmannsberg , Kohlsberg , Holzhof , Brachen , Schirpenberg , Neuenhaus , Steigershäuschen , Irler Hof , Struppsmühle , below Höhscheid , middle Höhscheid , Paffenhof , above Höhscheid , Bauermannskulle , Neuenkamp , Neuenhof , Hingenberg , Weinsberg , Platzhof , Platzhofermühle , Birminghamm , above Fürkelt , below Fürkelt , medium Fürkelt , Kullen and at the back Meiswinkel .
At that time there were four public buildings, 181 residential houses, six mills or factories and 215 agricultural buildings. There were 1,247 inhabitants in the Honschaft, 131 of them Catholic and 1,143 Protestant.
With the elevation of the mayor's office of Höhscheid to town in 1856, the honors ceased to exist as an administrative unit.