This map shows the population size and distribution of villages in Kent after the Norman Conquest in 1086AD.
The plotted data is an extract from the Open Domesday Book.
The key to the colours are to the lower right as you can see the 'wasted' towns/villages are Canterbury Dover and on the old Roman Roads
,the green shaded area is the boundary of Andredsweald the 'impassible forest' as described by the Anglo Saxon Chronicles.
To see an overlay of Current Kent over this map please click here.
Total Population of the 822 Domesday Villages in 1086AD shown is 24340
This would equate to a Fyrd(national service) of approximately 5509 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.