Domesday Book

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record of a British census and land survey in 1085-1086 ordered by William the Conqueror

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Together with other ancient surveys that assisted financial accountability, the Roman tax census during the four centuries following Emperor Augustus and the ecclesiastical polyptychs of the 8th and 9th centuries which were used for tax and accounting purposes, the Domesday Survey occupies a landmark position in accounting history.
The survey, which has become known as the Domesday Survey, was ordered by William (the Conqueror), King of England.
By the time of the Domesday survey they had certainly succeeded in cornering a sizeable share of the industry.
The nearby village of Lapworth was once in the Forest of Arden and known as Hlappawurthin or Lappawurthin as far back as 816; in the Domesday Survey of 1086 it was recorded as Lapeforde.
html) says: "In the Domesday survey of 1086 the name of the settlement appeared as Hitune, meaning literally 'High Town' and was held, together with the manor of Torboc (Tarbock), by a local lord named Dot.
In the Domesday Survey of 1086 is it is recorded as Lapeforde, though this name is never used again as it gradually evolved into its present incarnation.
Another major achievement of William the Conqueror, besides victory at Hastings, was the Domesday Survey of his new-won lands.
BISHOP'S ITCHINGTON was called "Icentone" in the Domesday survey, taken from the Saxon word meaning the 'tun' or settlement on the river Itchen.
The three storey mill was featured in the 1086 Domesday survey and was used to grind the .
The Domesday survey of 1086 noted that the original 'Tarboc' Manor - the name has varied throughout history before settling at Tarbock in the late 17th century - was one of those held by the Saxon Thane Dot.
Lady Godiva, who in legend rode naked through the streets of mediaeval Coventry, was recorded in the Domesday Survey in 1086 as the owner of Bellbroughton.
Mentioned in the Domesday survey, two onceinaccessible areas can still be explored - one, a small chamber which provides picturesque views from round-headed windows and the other, a lessthan-picturesque medieval toilet.
AS one of the eight ``hundreds'' of Lancashire, West Derby was far more important than the little hamlet of Liverpool ignored by the Domesday survey.