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What is the value of the Domesday Book?

What is the value of the Domesday Book?

about £72,000
Domesday Book records a total valuation for the whole country of about £72,000, considerable less than the geld which King Canute levied in 1016.

What isn’t really covered by the Domesday Book?

The Domesday Book does not cover certain important cities, such as London, Winchester, Bristol and the borough of Tamworth; nor Northumberland and Durham or much of north-west England. For Wales, only parts of certain border areas are included.

Can I see the doomsday book?

Where can I see the Domesday Book? The original Domesday Book is deemed too valuable and fragile to be exhibited in public and so is kept in private at the National Archives – formerly the Public Records Office – in Kew, London (though it is still used on occasions by students and academics interested in its study).

Why is the Domesday Book so valuable?

Domesday Book is the most complete survey of a pre-industrial society anywhere in the world. It enables us to reconstruct the politics, government, society and economy of 11th-century England with greater precision than is possible for almost any other pre-modern polity.

What was the value to the Lord in 1066?

pound 10 shillings
Annual value to lord: 1 pound in 1086; 2 shillings when acquired by the 1086 owner; 1 pound 10 shillings in 1066.

How long did Domesday Book take?

The Saxon Chronicle states that it took place in 1085, while other sources state that it was done in 1086. The whole survey took less than a year to complete and the books can be found in the Public Records Office.

Is the Domesday Book One book or two?

The Domesday Book is actually not one book but two. The first volume (Great Domesday) contains the final summarized record of all the counties surveyed except Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk.

When was the Domesday Book printed by Abraham Farley?

Abraham Farley text, Domesday Book, seu Liber Censualis Willelmi Primi Regis Angliae, printed for Parliament in 1783 and published by the Records Commission in 1817. A special font exactly reproducing the Domesday script was produced to print this transcription. The project took 16 years to prepare and cost the government £38,000 at the time.

What was the population of England in the Domesday Book?

First published in 1086, it contains records for 13,418 settlements in the English counties south of the rivers Ribble and Tees (the border with Scotland at the time). The information in the survey was collected by Royal commissioners who were sent out around England.

Who was the photographer of the Domesday Book?

Photo-zincograph edition, Domesday Book or the Great Survey of England of William the Conqueror (1861-63): Domesday was taken outside and photographed by the Ordnance Survey. Victorian ingenuity even managed to reproduce in colour the red highlighting of the original.