Saxon Seaxe Anglo Saxon History
Map Position
This map is centered on Tydd Gote in Lincolnshire. Alongside the location map is one from of the same scale, showing the high tide level of 5 metres so you can comparison current day with Saxon times.
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.
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Outline of The Wash using the Domesday Book 1086AD as reference

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This map shows the outline of The Wash in 1086AD created by plotting the domesday villages and making the assumption that the area that has very few villages was actually sea in 1086.

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

As you can see the plot of the manors seems to coincide with our grey outline of the sea at 5 metres, the manors within the Wash would seem to be on Islands.

Total Population(ex slaves) of the 0 Domesday Villages in 1086AD shown is 0
This would equate to a Fyrd(national service) of approximately 0 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

Occupation Overview

Land Overview

Animals Overview
No Animal details recorded in Domesday


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: 30/05/2024 08:00
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Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps