Calverton in the Domesday Book - 1086.


The village of Calverton is mentioned in the Domesday Book, a written record of a statistical survey of England ordered by William the Conqueror. The survey, made in 1086, was an attempt to register all the landed wealth of the country in a systematic fashion.

Calverton's entry in the Domesday Book.

8 M. Hugh holds CALVERTON himself. It answers for 10 hides. Land for 10 ploughs; in lordship 3 hides; 3 ploughs there. 18 villagers with 8 smallholders have 7 ploughs; a ninth possible. 9 slaves. 1 mill at 13s 4d; meadow for 5 ploughs. The total value is and was £10; before 1066 £12. Bisi, a thane of King Edward's, held this manor. There a man of Queen Edith's had 2 hides as one manor; he could sell.

Some units used in the Domesday Book.

  • 1 hide=120 acres (~49 Hectares)
  • 1 pound=20 shillings
  • 1 shilling=12 pennies (denarii)
  • 1 mark=13s 4d or .66 pound
  • 1 acre=4840 square yards (~0.4 Hectares)
  • 1 square mile=640 acres
  • 1 furlong=220 yards or .125 mile
  • 1 mile=8 furlongs
  • 1 sq. furlong=10 acres
  • 1 league=24 furlongs or 3 miles
  • 1 sq. league=576 sq. furlongs or 5760 acres
  • 1 ox eats 2 acres of pasture
  • 1 sheep eats 1 acre of pasture

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