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[East and West] Chisenbury

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Known today as Chisenbury / East Chisenbury / West Chisenbury.
  • Hundred: Elstub
  • County: Wiltshire
  • Total population: 22 households (quite large).
  • Total tax assessed: 8 geld units (very large).
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 8 geld units.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1086 £13. Value to lord c. 1070 £13.
  • Households: 8 villagers. 12 smallholders. 2 slaves.
  • Ploughland: 5 ploughlands (land for). 2.5 lord's plough teams. 2 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: 4.5 lord's lands. Meadow 20 acres. Pasture 1 league * 5 furlongs mixed measures. 1 mill, value 0.37.
  • Lord in 1066: Spirtes the priest.
  • Lord in 1086: Nigel the doctor.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Nigel the doctor.
  • Phillimore reference: 56,2

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