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Swell

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  • Hundred: Abdick
  • County: Somerset
  • Total population: 32.5 households (quite large).
  • Total tax assessed: 3 geld units; 0.1 never assessed units (medium).

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

❧ ENTRY 1 ❧

  • Head of manor: North Petherton.
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 0.3 never assessed units.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £33.3. Value to lord in 1086 £21.7.
  • Households: 20 villagers. 2 smallholders. 5 slaves.
  • Ploughland: 13 ploughlands (land for). 3 lord's plough teams. 10 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: Meadow 40 acres. Woodland 2 * 1 leagues.
  • Livestock in 1086: 1 cobs. 8 cattle. 11 pigs. 64 sheep.
  • Lord in 1066: King Edward.
  • Lords in 1086: Bretel (de Sancto Claro); King William.
  • Tenants-in-chief in 1086: Count Robert of Mortain; King William.
  • Places mentioned in this entry: Curry [Rivel]; Swell.
  • Phillimore reference: 1,5

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