Domesday Book


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Domes·day Book

 (do͞omz′dā′, dōmz′-) also Dooms·day Book (do͞omz′-)
n.
The written record of a census and survey of English landowners and their property made by order of William the Conqueror in 1085-1086.

[From Middle English domesday, doomsday; see doomsday.]

Domesday Book

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Doomsday Book

n
(Historical Terms) history the record of a survey of the land of England carried out by the commissioners of William I in 1086

Domes′day

(or Dooms′day) Book`


n.
a record of a survey of the lands of England made by order of William the Conqueror about 1086, giving ownership, extent, value, etc., of the properties.

Domesday Book

A 1086 survey of land holdings in England initiated by William the Conqueror.
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Noun1.Domesday Book - record of a British census and land survey in 1085-1086 ordered by William the ConquerorDomesday Book - record of a British census and land survey in 1085-1086 ordered by William the Conqueror
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Domesday Book

[ˈduːmzdeɪˌbʊk] N the Domesday Bookel Domesday Book (libro del registro catastral realizado en Inglaterra en 1086)
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Next morning, 'Chop off her head.' And he made every one of them tell him a tale every night; and he kept that up till he had hogged a thousand and one tales that way, and then he put them all in a book, and called it Domesday Book -- which was a good name and stated the case.
But before that it was mentioned in the Domesday Book and sits in 12 acres of land.
In 1086 the Domesday Book mentioned the land in the village was worth ten shillings because a plough was being used there, so the area was not listed as 'waste'.
The estate at Gwysaney Hall is recorded in the Domesday Book and had links to 9th-century Welsh king Rhodri Mawr.
And picturesque Wolverton, close to Stratford-upon-Avon, is mentioned in the Domesday Book.
This Grade II listed property, which is on Duck Lane in Ludgershall near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, is believed to be the last original hovel in the UK and is mentioned indirectly within the Domesday Book.
This Grade II Listed property, which is on Duck Lane in Ludgershall near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, is believed to be the last original hovel in the UK and is mentioned indirectly within the Domesday Book. Its peasant residents in medieval times would be shocked to learn that their two-room home is now on the market at 14 times the average UK income, or PS400,000.
Derek O'Connor's mount, who was wearing blinkers for the first time - the headgear is retained - jumped the final fence with a three-length lead only to be worn down by Domesday Book in the final strides.
The Domesday Chest, which housed the Domesday Book, inset, from 1500 onwards, on display at The National Archives in Kew, London, before the book is loaned to Lincoln Castle Jonathan Brady
Dale reckon they've had 289 wet days in the last 12 months, proper rain, from out of the Domesday Book.
The Domesday Book is a detailed survey of the land held by William the Conquerer and his people, published in 1806.