The Domesday Book

I’ve just discovered the Open Domesday site, “The first free online copy of Domesday Book”. Crowthorne wasn’t even a speck on the map at that time, but I thought the results for the nearest places might be of interest:

Closest is Easthampstead.

PLACE: EASTHAMPSTEAD

  • HundredRipplesmere
  • CountyBerkshire
  • Total population: 14 households (medium).
  • Total tax assessed: 10 exemption units (very large).
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 10 exemption units. Taxed on 5.0.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £5. Value to lord in 1086 £3. Value to lord c. 1070 £2.5.
  • Households: 14 villagers.
  • Ploughland: 8 ploughlands (land for). 5 men’s plough teams.
  • Other resources: Woodland 10 swine render.
  • Lord in 1066Westminster St Peter, abbey of.
  • Lord in 1086Westminster St Peter, abbey of.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086Westminster St Peter, abbey of.
  • Phillimore reference: 9,1

The other result is Finchampstead.

PLACE: FINCHAMPSTEAD

  • HundredCharldon
  • CountyBerkshire
  • Total population: 30 households (quite large).
  • Total tax assessed: 5 exemption units (quite large).
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 5 exemption units.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £8. Value to lord in 1086 £8.
  • Households: 16 villagers. 8 smallholders. 6 slaves.
  • Ploughland: 15 ploughlands (land for). 1 lord’s plough teams. 14 men’s plough teams.
  • Other resources: Meadow 4 acres. Woodland 200 swine render. 1 mill, value 0.37.
  • Lord in 1066Earl Harold.
  • Lord in 1086King William.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086King William.
  • Phillimore reference: 1,19
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