This map shows the population size and distribution of villages in Surrey after the Norman Conquest in 1086AD.
The plotted data is an extract from the Open Domesday Book.
The key to the colours shown on the map are to the lower right
,the green shaded area is the boundary of Andredsweald the 'impassible forest' as described by the Anglo Saxon Chronicles.
To show the overlay of Current Surrey on this map please click here.
Total Population of the 396 Domesday Villages in 1086AD shown is 8248
This would equate to a Fyrd(national service) of approximately 1812 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.