The Doomsday Book


The doomsday book more properly called the Domesday book, is an ancient census, or survey, of the value of real estate in England completed in the year 1086.


An image of the Domesday book From the UK National Archives.

It is actually two separate books:

  • Little Domesday deals with Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, is a bit bigger. 
  • The Great Domesday deals with the rest of England.

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