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Hesselton

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  • Hundred: Land of Count Alan
  • Area: North Riding
  • County: Yorkshire
  • Total population: 10 households (quite small).
  • Total tax assessed: 6 geld units (quite large).
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 6 geld units.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £1.2. Value to lord in 1086 £0.8.
  • Households: 7 villagers. 3 smallholders.
  • Ploughland: 4 ploughlands (ploughs possible). 1 lord's plough teams. 7 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: Meadow 6 acres. Woodland 0.5 * 0.5 leagues.
  • Lords in 1066: Orm; Thorfin <of Ravensworth>.
  • Lord in 1086: men-at-arms, three.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Count Alan (of Brittany).
  • Phillimore reference: 6N136

AboutContact ❧ Maps and site by Anna Powell-Smith. Domesday data created by Professor J.J.N. Palmer and team, University of Hull.