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Shorwell

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  • Hundred: Bowcombe
  • Area: Isle of Wight
  • County: Hampshire
  • Total population: 27 households (quite large).
  • Total tax assessed: 3.8 exemption units (medium).

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

❧ ENTRY 1 ❧

  • Taxable units: Taxable value 1.5 exemption units. Taxed on 0.75.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £4. Value to lord in 1086 £4.
  • Households: 2 villagers. 8 smallholders. 6 slaves.
  • Ploughland: 3 ploughlands (land for). 1.5 lord's plough teams. 1 men's plough teams.
  • Lord in 1066: thanes, three.
  • Lord in 1086: King William.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: King William.
  • Phillimore reference: IoW1,12

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