Domesday Entry

Domesday entry

  • Hundred: Whitstone
  • County: Somerset
  • Total population: 21 households (quite large).
  • Total tax assessed: 7.5 geld units (quite large).
  • Head of manor: Ditcheat.
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 30 geld units.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1086 £32.5. Value to lord c. 1070 £18.
  • Households: 42 villagers. 30 smallholders. 6 slaves. 6 Cottagers.
  • Ploughland: 30 ploughlands (land for). 7.5 lord’s plough teams. 22 men’s plough teams.
  • Other resources: 3.0 lord’s lands. Meadow 95 acres. Pasture 6 x 2 & 20 acres mixed measures. Woodland 1.5 leagues x 2 furlongs & 9 x 1.5 furlongs mixed measures. 4 mills, value 1.03.
  • Livestock in 1086: 2 cobs. 12 cattle. 20 pigs. 123 sheep. 23 goats.
  • Lords in 1066: Glastonbury St Mary, abbey of; Spirtes the priest; thane, one; thanes, two.
  • Overlord in 1066: Glastonbury St Mary, abbey of.
  • Lords in 1086: Ralph Crooked Hands; Count Robert of Mortain; Everard; Nigel the doctor; Serlo of Burcy; Glastonbury St Mary, abbey of; Aelfric son of Alwaker.
  • Tenants-in-chief in 1086: Glastonbury St Mary, abbey of; Count Robert of Mortain.

The information on this page is reproduced with thanks from the Lamyatt page of Open Domesday, The first free online copy of Domesday Book.

 

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