Saxon Seaxe Anglo Saxon History
Map Position
This map is centered on Leeds in Leeds.
Map Logic
This map shows the relative population size and damage suffered by villages in the UK after the Norman Conquest in 1066AD. The data is derived from the Open Domesday Book(links provided at the bottom of the page).
Icon Key:
Wasted < 20 people
Wasted 20‑40 people
Wasted 40‑80 people
Wasted 80‑120 people
Wasted > 120 people

The manors laid waste in the UK by William the Conqueror in 1066AD


This map is designed to show the relative population size and the damage caused to the villages in the UK in 1066AD.

Total Population(ex slaves) of the 2143 Domesday Villages in 1086AD shown is 18908
This would equate to a Fyrd(national service) of approximately 1134 soldiers.

Please Note that the estimate for the Fyrd is based on 6% of the
population(excluding Priests and Slaves) being eligible for military duties.

Summary of Domesday information for this map

Population Overview
Villagers 10861 
Cottagers 99 Thegns
Smallholders 5324
Slaves 855
Freemen 1574 Potential Fyrd
Priests 352
Burgesses 698 Thegns

Occupation Overview
Churches 603
Mills 443
Fisheries 119
Salthouses 56
Ploughs 7251

Land Overview
Plough Land 25500 acres
Meadows 10635 acres
Woodlands 4857 acres

Animals Overview
Cattle 2424
Horses 66
Pigs 6747
Sheep 198233
Beehives 20

Value(geld) 167863014

External References in no particular order :-
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)
Runetree Beowulf
Bayeux Tapestry Online
The Secrets of the Norman Invasion
Chronicles of John of Worcester
Battle Historic Society
Binsted village website(Mearcredesburnan Steðe)
The Spears of Andred
Find British Archaelogical Sites
Wealden Iron Research Group
Topographic Map of the UK


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Author: Simon M - Last Updated: 13/03/2024 13:12
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Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps