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Portishead

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  • Hundred: Portbury
  • County: Somerset
  • Total population: 14 households (medium).
  • Total tax assessed: 8 geld units (very large).
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 8 geld units.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1086 £3.5. Value to lord c. 1070 £3.5.
  • Households: 9 villagers. 4 smallholders. 1 slave.
  • Ploughland: 8 ploughlands (land for). 2 lord's plough teams. 5 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: 6.0 lord's lands. Meadow 20 acres. Pasture 100 acres. Woodland 12 * 3 furlongs. 1 mill, value 0.4.
  • Livestock in 1086: 8 cattle. 10 pigs. 60 goats.
  • Lord in 1066: Aelfric {the noble}.
  • Lord in 1086: William {of Monceaux}.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Bishop Geoffrey of Coutances.
  • Phillimore reference: 5,25

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