The Domesday Book

Domesday Village


The following is a transcript of the Domesday book reference to Birchanger.

Domesday book excerpt

The translation of which is as follows:

Thorkell held BIRCHANGER for 2 hides, as 1 manor. Then and later 2 ploughs in lordship, now 1. Always 2 men's ploughs. 1 villager, 5 smallholders; then 2 slaves. Woodland, then 100 pigs, now 50; meadow, 6 acres; 1 mill. 2 cobs, 6 cattle, 28 pigs, 36 goats. Value then and later 60s; now 50[s].