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Place: Backwell

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  • Hundred: Hartcliffe
  • County: Somerset
  • Total population: 56 households (very large).
  • Total tax assessed: 10 geld units (very large).
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 10 geld units. Payments of 0.13 .
  • Value: Value to lord in 1086 £8. Value to lord c. 1070 £8.
  • Households: 32 villagers. 21 smallholders. 2 slaves. 1 burgess.
  • Ploughland: 14 ploughlands (land for). 14 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: Meadow 24 acres. Pasture 1 * 0.5 leagues. Woodland 1 league * 2 furlongs mixed measures. 1 mill, value 0.2.
  • Livestock in 1086: 23 pigs.
  • Lord in 1066: Thorkil.
  • Lords in 1086: Fulcran <of Butcombe>; Nigel (of Gournay).
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Bishop Geoffrey of Coutances.
  • Phillimore reference: 5,30

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