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Place: Bensted

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  • Hundred: Chelmsford
  • County: Essex
  • Total population: 26 households (quite large).
  • Total tax assessed: 9.7 geld units (very large).

Bensted appears in 2 entries in Domesday Book (show all).

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  • Taxable units: Taxable value 5.7 geld units. Taxed on 5.69.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £10.5. Value to lord in 1086 £6.5. Value to lord c. 1070 £10.5.
  • Households: 15 smallholders. 1 slave.
  • Ploughland: 1 lord's plough teams. 3.5 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: Meadow 9 acres. Woodland 40 pigs.
  • Livestock in 1066: 3 cobs. 25 cattle. 100 pigs. 108 sheep. 60 goats.
  • Livestock in 1086: 1 cows. 14 pigs. 24 sheep.
  • Lords in 1066: Guthmund (brother of Abbot Wulfric); free men, five.
  • Lord in 1086: Robert.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Hugh de Montfort.
  • Phillimore reference: 27,14

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  • No longer exists as a named location, but can be identified on the ground.
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