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Downham

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  • Hundred: Ely 2
  • County: Cambridgeshire
  • Total population: 31 households (quite large).
  • Total tax assessed: 4 geld units (medium).
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 4 geld units.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £12. Value to lord in 1086 £10. Value to lord c. 1070 £5.
  • Households: 15 villagers. 8 slaves. 8 cottagers.
  • Ploughland: 8 ploughlands (land for). 4 lord's plough teams. 4 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: 2.5 lord's lands. Meadow 8 ploughs. Woodland 100 pigs. 2 fisheries.
  • Lord in 1066: Ely (St Etheldreda), abbey of.
  • Lord in 1086: Ely (St Etheldreda), abbey of.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Ely (St Etheldreda), abbey of.
  • Phillimore reference: 5,59

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