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  The Domesday Book Online - Frequently Asked Questions
The Domesday Book is a great land survey from 1086, commissioned by William the Conqueror to assess the extent of the land and resources being owned in England at the time, and the extent of the taxes he could raise.
However, the Domesday Book does not provide an accurate indication of the population of England towards the end of the 11th century.
The term 'waste' or 'wasted' appears many times in the Domesday Book, most often describing settlements the army had passed through and left their mark on during their conquest, although the term was also used sometimes for manors simply not paying geld for one reason or another.
www.domesdaybook.co.uk /faqs.html   (1478 words)

  Domesday Book - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Domesday Book (also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester), was the record of the great survey of England completed in 1086, executed for William the Conqueror, that was similar to a census by a government of today.
Domesday Book was originally preserved in the royal treasury at Winchester (the Norman kings' capital).
The Exon Domesday - for the south-western counties
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Domesday Book and Beyond: Three Essays in the Early History of England by F.W. Maitland Essay One Domesday Book At midwinter in the year 1085 William the Conqueror wore his crown at Gloucester and there he had deep speech with his wise men.
Domesday Book has well been called a rate book, and the task of spelling out a land law from the particulars that it states is not unlike the task that would lie before any one who endeavoured to construct our modern law of real property out of rate books, income tax returns and similar materials.
Throughout Domesday Book a distinction is sedulously maintained between the land of the villeins (terra villanorum) and the land that the lord has in dominio.
socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca /~econ/ugcm/3ll3/maitland/domesday   (15196 words)

 DOMESDAY BOOK - LoveToKnow Article on DOMESDAY BOOK   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But Domesday Book (liber) although compiled from the returns of that survey, must be carefully distinguished from them; nor is it certain that it was compiledin the year.in which the survey was made.
For the makingof the survey each county was visited by a group of royal officers (legati), who held a public inquiry, probably in the great assembly known as the county court, which was attended by representatives of every township as well as of the local lords.
of Domesday Book consists of two volumes, of which the second is devoted to the three eastern counties, while the first, which is of much larger size, comprises the rest of England except the most northerly counties.
29.1911encyclopedia.org /D/DO/DOMESDAY_BOOK.htm   (1582 words)

 The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Domesday
Some place names are found only in Domesday Book: some places are no longer inhabited and survive as the name of a natural feature or the place name may have been recorded in a corrupt form.
Domesday Book is not a census of the population; the names that do appear in it are only of land-holders.
Whereas in a modern book, each side of a page will be numbered sequentially (1, 2, 3, etc), sides of pages in Domesday Book are numbered 1r, 1v, 2r, 2v.
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk /documentsonline/domesday.asp   (0 words)

 Domesday Witham - Introduction and Method
It details the entries in the Domesday Book relating to the town of Witham, in the county of Essex, in the UK.
The Domesday Book was a record of the survey of England carried out in 1086 by William the Conqueror in order to assess taxes and find out other details of the country he conquered 20 years earlier.
The book is preserved in two volumes at the Public Record Office, London, and its name comes from the belief that its judgement was as final as that of Domesday.
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 Domesday Book
Domesday Book (also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester), was the record of the great survey of England completed in 1086, executed for William the Conqueror, that was like a census by the government today.
Hence the name "Domesday" (Middle English spelling of "Doomsday") since the 12th century, which emphasizes the definitiveness and authority of the book (the analogy refers to the Christian notion of a Last Judgement).
The omission of these two major cities is probably due to their size and complexity, Cumberland is missing due to the fact that it was not conquered until some time after the survey; the omission of the other counties has not been fully explained.
www.dymock.org /Domesday_Book.htm   (1638 words)

 Domesday Book   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The basic unit of landholding referred to in the Domesday Book is the manor.
Domesday Book lists the holder and value of each manor in King Edward the Confessor’s day and at the time of the survey as well as its tax liability, resources such as ploughs and woodland, and, sometimes, livestock.
Although some written estate records were used, Domesday Book was largely compiled by using statements from local people sworn under oath in the courts of the shires and lesser local government units, the hundreds and wapentakes.
www.mondes-normands.caen.fr /angleterre/histoires/5/histoireNorm5_2.htm   (245 words)

 BBC - History - Domesday Book   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Based on the Domesday survey of 1085-86, which was drawn up on the orders of King William I, it describes, in remarkable detail, the landholdings and resources of late 11th century England, demonstrating the power of the government machine in the first century of the new Millennium and its deep thirst for information.
It was an exercise unparalleled in contemporary Europe and not matched in its comprehensive coverage of the country until Population Censuses of the 19th century, although Domesday itself is not a population census and the names that appear in it are mainly those of land-holders.
Nicknamed 'Domesday' Book by the native English, after God's final Day of Judgement when every soul would be assessed and against which there could be no appeal, this title was adopted by its official custodians, now the Public Record Office.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/war/normans/domesday_01.shtml   (319 words)

The Domesday Book is one of Medieval England's greatest treasures.
The Domesday Book is closely linked with William the Conqueror's attempt to dominate Medieval England.
Along with a string of castles throughout England, the Domesday Book was to give William huge authority in England.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /domesday.htm   (631 words)

 Domesday Book
Domesday records which manors rightfully belonged to which estates and identifies the tenants-in-chief (landholders) who held their land directly from the Crown, their tenants and under tenants.
Great Domesday comprises summarised data for much of the rest of England as it existed in 1086, including a small part of what is now Wales.
Following summarisation, Domesday records were sorted into county order, then into the order of landholders, and finally into the order of manors within hundreds.
homepage.ntlworld.com /tadra.secretary/website/domesday_book.htm   (902 words)

 Domesday Book
Part of the Domesday Book, the compilation of which was ordered by William the Conqueror in 1086.
Domesday Book reflects the great changes which the Norman Conquest brought about in England, particularly feudal land tenure following the introduction of the feudal system.
The Domesday Book is preserved in two volumes at the Public Record Office, London.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0000982.html   (271 words)

 Domesday Book   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Domesday survey is a listing of all the lands held by the king, his ecclesiastical tenants in chief, barons and even fairly humble landowners.
A discussion of Domesday book and its function can be found in Galbraith (1949), and there is some material in Bagley (1972) and in Clanchy (1993).
The function of the Domesday survey could be seen as the compilation of a data bank for the various taxes, charges and services that the king could make on his feudal tenants.
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 Domesday Book   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Another example of an attempt to update the Domesday data is represented by a manuscript volume of c.1160-70, known as Balliol MS 350, which is a faithful transcript of the Domesday Book entry for Herefordshire.
Whatever its original precise function was intended to be, Domesday Book became an authoritative reference for various matters relating to land, tenure and obligation.
Extracts from Domesday were copied into the cartularies of monastic houses to validate their claims to land and privileges.
medievalwriting.50megs.com /word/domesday2.htm   (860 words)

 Astbury in Domesday Book
More abstrusely, it might have been omitted precisely because it was especially important: Domesday Book was about land that was assessed to the geld and exempt estates ('inland') therefore did not fall within its remit.
It was held of the earl of Chester by Gilbert de Venables, called Gilbert the hunter in Domesday Book.
It is likely, then, that the Newbold of Domesday Book embraced Astbury and was named in Domesday Book in preference to it because it was the centre of the whole estate.
www.roffe.freeserve.co.uk /astbury.htm   (756 words)

 Great Domesday Book   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This page is to advertise a copy of the Great Domesday Book for sale, to anyone to whom I can deliver it - in Southern England or the Midlands - at a price of £4,500 or nearest offer.
A commercial site offering electronic and paper extracts from the Domesday book if what you are looking for is an entry for one place.
Domesday Book Studies, the companion volume, consists of sixteen essays and three appendixes concerning aspects of the Great Domesday and its historical context.
www.julian-meldrum.net /domesday.htm   (648 words)

 Domesday Book on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
DOMESDAY BOOK [Domesday Book], record of a general census of England made (1085-86) by order of William I (William the Conqueror).
For the thoroughness and speed with which it was taken, the Domesday survey as an administrative measure is unsurpassed in medieval history.
Written from the data thus gathered, the Domesday Book is an invaluable historical source.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/D/Domesday.asp   (446 words)

 Chester and the Domesday Book   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Domesday Wirral holdings of Norman families recorded in coastal Wirral were the villages of Eastham, Wallasey, Meols, Little and Greater Caldy, Thursaston, Ness, Neston, Little Nestone, Heswall, and Gayton.
William FitzNigel's chief domain in the Domesday Book was at Knutsford (said to be King Cnute's ford), and Egbrand, a freeman, held part from him, although it was not inhabited at the time of the Domesday Survey.
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 The Domesday Book
The Domesday Book was a survey and valuation of landed property in England, taken in 1086.
The information in the Domesday book is listed by County, under each County it is listed by Barons, and under each Baron it is listed by land holders.
A book similar to the Domesday book was produced for Durham in 1183.
www.orme.org.uk /domesday.html   (301 words)

 The Domesday entries for and the meanings of the Domesday place-names appearing on the Surrey historical map. Maps of ...
The Domesday entries for and the meanings of the Domesday place-names appearing on the Surrey historical map.
Its Domesday Assets were: 1 plough, meadow for 1 plough; a separate manor in 1066, it was part of the manor of Kempton in 1086.
Its Domesday Assets were: 1 church, 1 mill worth 2s, 19 ploughs, 1 fishery, 4 acres of meadow, woodland worth 150 hogs, 2 stone quarries, 3 nests of hawks.
www.gwp.enta.net /surrnames.htm   (3829 words)

As Professor Maitland has pointed out, a comparison of Domesday with our earliest charters shows not only that the Church held lands of considerable, sometimes of vast, extent, but that she had obtained these lands by free grant from kings or underkings during the Saxon period.
This must be borne in mind when we see it stated, and so far correctly, on the authority of Domesday, that the possessions of the Church represented twenty-five per cent of the assessment of the country in 1066 and twenty-six and one-half per cent of its cultivated area in 1086.
A facsimile of the whole record was brought out some years ago by photozincography, and at the end of the eighteenth century an edition was printed in type specially cast to represent the contractions of the original manuscript.
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  The Domesday Book facsimile edition by Alecto</u>   <i>(Site not responding. Last check: )</i></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Domesday</b> has been called one of the three most famous <b>books</b> in the world, alongside the Bible and the Koran, and is acknowledged as being one of the most important historical documents of the first millennium. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> In 1984 the Public Record Office took the historic decision to unbind the original <b>Domesday</b> manuscripts and invited Alecto Historical Editions to undertake the publication of a facsimile. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> For those visitors whose interest in <b>Domesday</b> <b>Book</b> is more academic, we have included a page that provides a gateway to other websites of related interest.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.alectouk.com /Domesday</font>   (246 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.atsf.co.uk/dottext/domesday.html">The Domesday Project</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The size of the <b>Domesday</b> database made it essential that every item was keyworded and had a place in the thesaurus; after all, the best database in the world is useless unless the items can be easily retrieved. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> A recent article in the UK press [Observer <a href="/topics/Welsh-Marches" title="Welsh Marches" class=fl>March</a> 3 2002] has awakened interest in the fate of the BBC <b>Domesday</b> Project, majoring on how the original <b>Domesday</b> <b>book</b> is still readable after 925 years while our 15 year old one is not... </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The first visible manifestation of a reappearance of the BBC <b>Domesday</b> Project was achieved in a project called CAMILEON, which was a research project that investigated emulation as a digital preservation strategy and was based at the Universities of Michigan and Leeds.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.atsf.co.uk /dottext/domesday.html</font>   (7879 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://l2l.port5.com/s_his/dome.html">Domesday Book</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The first approach to a modern assessment roll or cataster is the well known <b>Domesday</b> <b>Book</b>. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The BBC <b>Domesday</b> Project was a pair of interactive videodiscs made by the BBC in <a href="/topics/London" title="London" class=fl>London</a> to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the original <b>Domesday</b> <b>Book</b>. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Domesday</b> may have been a marketing failure but those of us who made it see it as a triumph of interactive knowledge engineering.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>l2l.port5.com /s_his/dome.html</font>   (241 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><u>Domesday Book</u>   <i>(Site not responding. Last check: )</i></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Who wrote <b>Domesday</b> <b>Book</b> and when it was made are still unclear after nine <a href="/topics/Hundred-%28division%29" title="Hundred %28division%29" class=fl>hundred</a> years. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The novocentenary of the <b>Domesday</b> survey in 1986 produced the hypothesis of Pierre Chaplais and Michael Gullick that most of Great <b>Domesday</b> (in one hand throughout) was written by a single scribe associated with Durham. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Durham (with <a href="/topics/Northumberland" title="Northumberland" class=fl>Northumberland</a>) was not included in the <b>Domesday</b> survey and Chaplais argued that its bishop, William of St Calais (1081-96) was the ideal person to be made responsible for writing up <b>Domesday</b> <b>Book</b> because he had no personal interest in its findings.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>pages.britishlibrary.net /alan.myers/lit/m-domesday.html</font>   (247 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk">The Domesday Book Online - Home</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The <b>Domesday</b> <b>Book</b> was commissioned in December 1085 by William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The first draft was completed in August 1086 and contained records for 13,418 settlements in the English counties south of the rivers Ribble and Tees (the border with Scotland at the time). </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The original <b>Domesday</b> <b>Book</b> has survived over 900 years of English history and is currently housed in a specially made chest at London's Public Record Office in Kew, London. </td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.domesdaybook.co.uk</font>   (0 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2534391.stm">BBC NEWS | Technology | Digital Domesday book unlocked</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The project was developed by the BBC to create a computer-based, multimedia version of the <b>Domesday</b> <b>Book</b>, marking the 900th anniversary of the <a href="/topics/1086" title="1086" class=fl>1086</a> archive. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> By contrast, the original <b>Domesday</b> <b>Book</b>, an inventory of <a href="/topics/England" title="England" class=fl>England</a> compiled in <a href="/topics/1086" title="1086" class=fl>1086</a> by Norman monks, is in fine condition in the Public Record Office in Kew, <a href="/topics/London" title="London" class=fl>London</a>. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The software and hardware needed to access the <b>Domesday</b> discs is to be deposited at the Public Record Office once the project is completed.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/technology/2534391.stm</font>   (443 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><script language="JavaScript"> <!-- // This function displays the ad results. // It must be defined above the script that calls show_ads.js // to guarantee that it is defined when show_ads.js makes the call-back. function google_ad_request_done(google_ads) { // Proceed only if we have ads to display! 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