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Knebworth

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  • Hundred: Broadwater
  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Total population: 33 households (quite large).
  • Total tax assessed: 8.3 geld units (very large).
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 8.3 geld units.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £12. Value to lord in 1086 £10. Value to lord c. 1070 £5.
  • Households: 20 villagers. 2 smallholders. 4 slaves. 3 cottagers. 4 other.
  • Ploughland: 12 ploughlands (land for). 2 lord's plough teams. 2 lord's plough teams possible.
  • 8 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: Meadow 0.5 ploughs. Woodland 1000 pigs. 1 mill, value 0.6.
  • Lords in 1066: Eskil (of Ware); man, one.
  • Overlords in 1066: King Edward; Eskil (of Ware).
  • Lord in 1086: Humphrey (of Anneville).
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Eudo the steward.
  • Phillimore reference: 31,1

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