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Cranborne

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  • Hundred: Cranborne
  • County: Dorset
  • Total population: 37 households (very large).
  • Total tax assessed: 10 geld units (very large).
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 10 geld units.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1086 £33. Value to lord c. 1070 £24.
  • Households: 8 villagers. 12 smallholders. 10 slaves. 7 cottagers.
  • Ploughland: 10 ploughlands (land for). 2 lord's plough teams. 8 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: 3.5 lord's lands. Meadow 20 acres. Pasture 2 leagues * 1 furlong & 1 league mixed measures. Woodland 2 * 2 leagues. 4 mills, value 0.9.
  • Livestock in 1086: 4 cobs. 10 cows. 51 pigs. 1037 sheep. 40 goats.
  • Lords in 1066: Brictric (son of Algar); thanes, three.
  • Overlord in 1066: Brictric (son of Algar).
  • Lords in 1086: King William; thanes, three.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: King William.
  • Phillimore reference: 1,16

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