What is the value of Domesday Book?

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What is the value of Domesday Book?

What is the value of Domesday Book?

around £72,000
The Domesday Book records a total valuation for the whole country of around £72,000, considerably less than the geld levied by King Canute in 1016.

What is not actually covered by the Domesday Book?

Domesday Book does not cover certain important towns, such as London, Winchester, Bristol and the borough of Tamworth; nor Northumberland and Durham, or large parts 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 considered too valuable and fragile to be on public display and is therefore kept privately at the National Archives – formerly the Public Records Office – in Kew, London (although it is still used on occasion by students and academics who are interested in its study).

Why is Domesday Book so valuable?

The Domesday Book is the most complete study 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 in 1086; 2 shillings upon acquisition of the 1086 owner; 1 pound 10 shillings in 1066.

How long did the 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.

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

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 that accurately reproduces the Domesday script was produced to print this transcript. 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 inquiry was gathered by royal commissioners who were sent out around England.

Who was the photographer of the Domesday Book?

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

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