Sep 092014
 

Open Domesday Would you like to see a copy of the actual original Domesday entry for Holywell (which includes Needingworth)?

There is a new open resource (domesdaymap.co.uk) that lets you do this. The site was built as a non-profit project by Anna Powell-Smith, using data created by Professor J.J.N. Palmer and a team at the University of Hull. You can use it to search for anywhere in the country, but the Holywell entry is here.

Transcription

An easier version to read is given below, but I cannot yet vouch for it being an accurate transcription.
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Domesday glossary There is a full glossary of terms used in Domesday (e.g. hide, league, lordship, plough) on the domesdaybook.co.uk site (which can sell you facsimiles). You can get to it by clicking here.
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Wikipedia glossary Wikipedia has a description of some of the terms used (e.g. a hide). You can get to it by clicking here.
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Wikipedia glossary The National Archives has good background reading on Domesday. You can get to it by clicking here.
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