Domesday Book

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Deddington ('Dadintone')

 The relevant page containing the entry for Deddington can be found HERE. Look at the bottom left hand side of the image.


The transcription for Deddington reads as follows


The same bishop holds DEDDINGTON. There are 36 hides. There is land for 30 ploughs. In demesne
there were 11 ½ hides in addition to the inland. Now there are 18 ½ hides in demesne, and there are 10
ploughs, and 25 slaves; and 64 villans with 10 bordars have 20 ploughs. There are 3 mills rendering 41s
and 100 eels, and there are 140 acres of meadow and 30 acres of pasture. From the meadows 10s. TRE,
and afterwards, it was worth 40l ; now 60l. 5 thegns [...].

* The Bishop of Bayeux was Bishop Odo who caused the making of the BAYEUX TAPESTRY

The remainder of the transcription covering Banbury, Great Milton, Cropredy and Tew amongst other places, can be found HERE (pdf).

The transcription was obtained by following this LINK to the Domesday Book online map published by The National Archives on their Labs website and then following the onscreen instructions by inserting Deddington (or any other village name you wish to know about) or a post code. Important Note: as of November 2010 - whilst the Labs website opens up in Internet Explorer browser the interactive map does not. It is recommended that you use another browser such as Firefox or Safari. A small fee is charged to purchase transcriptions

Why and how was The Domesday Book compiled?

For a very clear explanation read the explanation on The Domesday Book OnLine website



BBC Domesday Project

In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…however the data storage system rapidly became obsolete and only now, 25 years later, can one explore the archive online, see the pictures and update the information.

To read more about the story of Domesday click HERE to access the BBC website.