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Map Position
This map shows the position of domesday locations for the county of Buckinghamshire. centered on Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.
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.
Icon Key:
Not Effected < 20 people
Not Effected 20‑40 people
Not Effected 40‑80 people
Damaged < 20 people
Damaged 20‑40 people
Wasted < 20 people

Population of Buckinghamshire at Domesday in AD1086


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

The plotted data is an extract from the Open Domesday Book.
Many thanks to the works of Professor John Palmer, George Slater and without whose contribution this site could not have been created.

Total Population(ex slaves) of the 213 Domesday Villages in 1086AD shown is 4501
This would equate to a Fyrd(national service) of approximately 270 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 2958 
Cottagers 10 Thegns
Smallholders 1342
Slaves 870
Freemen 16 Potential Fyrd
Priests 2
Burgesses 173 Thegns

Occupation Overview
Churches 4
Mills 138
Fisheries 28
Salthouses 20
Ploughs 2092

Land Overview
Plough Land 2303 acres
Meadows 1377 acres
Woodlands 37605 acres

Animals Overview
No Animal details recorded in Domesday

Value(geld) 19061946

Hundreds population and villages
Population excludes slaves
Hundred Villages Population
Ashendon 13 227
Aylesbury 13 273
Bunsty 10 266
Burnham 10 217
Clent 1 143
Cottesloe 16 316
Desborough 14 386
Ixhill 15 259
Kirtlington 3 32
Lewknor 1 6
Moulsoe 13 319
Mow 9 218
Mursley 13 211
Pyrton 1 8
Risborough 4 129
Rowley 11 241
Seckley 16 297
Stoke 9 195
Stone 9 276
Stotfold 15 151
Waddesdon 8 170
Yardley 9 161
Totals 213 4501
TotalsAll 213 4501

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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