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Purbeck

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Known today as Purbeck.
  • Hundred: Ailwood
  • County: Dorset
  • Total population: 18.3 households (medium).
  • Total tax assessed: 0.8 geld units (very small).
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 2.5 geld units.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1086 £73. Value to lord c. 1070 £73.
  • Households: 14 villagers. 12 slaves. 29 other population.
  • Ploughland: 16.5 ploughlands (land for). 4 lord's plough teams. 10 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: Meadow 126 acres. Pasture 1.5 * 1 leagues. Woodland 2 * 2 furlongs. 2 mills, value 1.6.
  • Livestock in 1086: 4 cobs. 17 cattle. 60 pigs. 1600 sheep. 60 goats.
  • Lord in 1066: Earl Harold.
  • Lord in 1086: King William.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: King William.
  • Places mentioned in this entry: Purbeck; Mappowder; Puddletown.
  • Phillimore reference: 1,8

Unknown location
  • No longer exists as a named location, but can be identified on the ground.
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