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Compton [Martin]

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  • Hundred: Chewton
  • County: Somerset
  • Total population: 20 households (medium).
  • Total tax assessed: 5 geld units (quite large).
  • Head of manor: Compton Martin.
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 5 geld units.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1086 £4.8. Value to lord c. 1070 £5.3.
  • Households: 5 villagers. 7 smallholders. 2 slaves. 6 cottagers.
  • Ploughland: 5 ploughlands (land for). 3 lord's plough teams. 4 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: 2.75 lord's lands. Meadow 20 acres. Pasture 1 league * 2 furlongs mixed measures. Woodland 11 * 9 furlongs.
  • Livestock in 1086: 18 cattle. 17 pigs. 17 sheep. 39 goats.
  • Lord in 1066: Alwaker (father of Aelfric).
  • Lords in 1086: Richard; Serlo of Burcy.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Serlo of Burcy.
  • Phillimore reference: 37,10

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