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[North and South] Bowood

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Known today as Bowood / North Bowood / South Bowood.
  • Hundred: Beaminster
  • County: Dorset
  • Total population: 35 households (very large).
  • Total tax assessed: 6 geld units (quite large).
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 6 geld units.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1086 £3.5.
  • Households: 14 villagers. 18 smallholders. 3 slaves.
  • Ploughland: 6 ploughlands (land for).
  • Other resources: Meadow 4.5 acres. Pasture 10 acres. Woodland 12 acres.
  • Lord in 1066: thanes, three.
  • Lords in 1086: Aelfric; Godfrey; Osmer <of Bowood>.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Salisbury (St Mary), bishop of.
  • Phillimore reference: 3,17

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