Population of Essex at Domesday in AD1086

Anglo Saxon
History
Map Position

This map shows the position of locations containing '' centered on Great Notley in Essex.

Map Logic

This map shows the relative population size and damage of villages after the Norman Conquest in 1066AD. The data is derived from the Open Domesday Book(links provided at the bottom of the page). The black lines show known Roman Roads, the Red ones ancient trackways(Ivan D Margary), with the purple ones showing implied Roman roads provided by place names. The green outline shows the boundaries of Anderida/Andredsweald derived from the analysis of villages with 'HURST' in their name.


 
Icon Key:
Not Effected < 20 people
Not Effected 20‑40 people
Not Effected 40‑80 people
Not Effected 80‑120 people
Not Effected > 120 people
Damaged < 20 people
Damaged 20‑40 people
Damaged 40‑80 people
Damaged 80‑120 people
Damaged > 120 people
Wasted < 20 people
Wasted 20‑40 people
Wasted 40‑80 people
Wasted 80‑120 people
Wasted > 120 people
 

This map shows the population size and distribution of villages in Essex after the Norman Conquest in 1086AD.

The plotted data is an extract from the Open Domesday Book.


Total Population of the 906 Domesday Villages in 1086AD shown is 14777
This would equate to a Fyrd(national service) of approximately 3248 soldiers.


Please Note that the estimate for the Fyrd is based on 25% of the
population(excluding Priests and Slaves) being eligible for military duties.

Current translation for Great Notley
  great derived from great - big, tall, thick, stout, massive; coarse
Not we cannot translate at the moment
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website


External References in no particular order :-
Original Manuscripts of the Anglo Saxon Chronicles
Online Anglo Saxon dictionary
Online Etymology dictionary
Open Domesday Book - The first free online copy of the Domesday Book
The Ermine Street Guard Roman re-enactment and research Society
The "Kent A" cadastre - page 5 - Peterson 2002
Archaeologia Cantiana Online
Romney Marsh Research Trust
Romney Marsh the Fifth Continent
VillageNet the reference guide to villages in Kent & Sussex
Global warming Flood Maps
The Anglo Saxon Chronicles
Google Maps - the core of the system
GeoPlaner - Useful site for plotting map data
Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars 55BC(Books 4 & 5)
Wikipedia - Caesar's invasions of Britain
Wikipedia - Portus Istus
The Geography of Claudius Ptolemy (Bill Thayers)
Roman Britain.org
Runetree Beowulf
Bayeux Tapestry Online
The Secrets of the Norman Invasion

 

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Author: Simon M       Document Created: 2017-03-31
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps