Charles arnold and became a school for boys known as woking college. While spending the christmas of 1085 in gloucester, william had deep speech. Mar 30, 2008 here is the entry for cottingham use this to make up your own entry. William needed information about the country he had just conquered so he could administer it.
In 1086, king william i the conqueror wanted to find out about all the land in his new kingdom. How surrey towns and villages got their names including. The uks 2nd domesday book the return of the owners of land 1872 251120 george 7 comments report on the occasion of the first facsimile reproduction of the 2nd domesday of the united kingdom and the presentation of the 4 volumes to the president of. Though wokings earliest written appearance is in the domesday book, it is mentioned. With a 99% pass rate at a level, 100% at btec and a record 60% at high grades a b, the college provides an outstanding learning environment in which every student is valued and encouraged to achieve their very best. Mentioned in the domesday book, notable residents over time. William the bastard ordered that the domesday book should be complied at his christmas court in 1085.
You can also access the discover domesday exhibition, explaining why domesday. The national archives is the home of domesday book, the oldest surviving public record. Another surrey town to appear in the 1086 domesday book is oxted. In 1954 woking squash club was formed and in 1968 woking archery club was established. Woking was a settlement in domesday book, in the hundred of woking and the county of surrey. The surrey campus of the international school of london is in woking. Church cottage was used as the infirmary for woking college see the grange and this may explain why there is no entry for the cottage in the 188191. Domesday book also known as domesday, or book of winchester was the record of the great survey of england completed in 1086, executed for william the conqueror. The children can survey their classmates with a modern twist. There are good local state and independent schools with woking college providing post 16 education.
At christmas, 1085, whilst staying at goucester, william the conqueror decided to conduct a far ranging survey of his kingdom, its boroughs and manors, for tax purposes, becoming known as the domesday book, from the old english dom, meaning reckoning, due to the exacting and invasive nature of its questions, the survey was completed in 1086. Domesday definition and meaning collins english dictionary. The anglosaxon chronicle states while spending the christmas time of 1085 in gloucester, william had deep speech with his counsellors and. The bbc domesday project was a partnership between acorn computers, philips, logica and the bbc with some funding from the european commissions esprit programme to mark the 900th anniversary of the original domesday book, an 11thcentury census of england. The domesday book is the record of the great survey of much of england, and parts of wales, completed in 1086, done for william i of england, or william the conqueror the domesday book also known as domesday, or book of winchester was a record of all taxable land in england, together with such information as would indicate its worth.
How useful is domesday book as a source for the impact of. What is known as domesday book is in fact a composite work in two volumes. There is evidence of a roman settlement to the east of old woking. Tr introduction the first approach to a modern assessment roll or cataster is the well known domesday book. Woking looks remarkably different from when the saxon tribal leader was in. It had a recorded population of 175 households in 1086. The domesday book is the record of the great survey of much of england, and parts of wales, completed in 1086, done for william i of england, or william the conqueror the domesday book also known as domesday, or book of winchester was a record of all taxable land in england, together with such information as would indicate its worth as the scribes went round england, they were protected. The anglosaxon chronicle, e version, 1087, tells us he william i ruled over england, and by his cunning it was so investigated that there was not one hide of land in england that he did not know who owned it, and what it was worth, and. School history is a growing library of premium quality history worksheets, teaching resources and online history courses for use in the classroom. Faced with the threat of foreign invasion, king william wants to know how much tax he can raise, so.
In 1965, a revised town plan foresaw a population of. The anglosaxon chronicle states that planning for the survey was conducted in 1085, and the books colophon states the survey was completed in 1086. The domesday book is actually not one book but two. Society day school, surrey history centre, woking, 16 march 20. Though woking s earliest written appearance is in the domesday book, it is mentioned as the site of a monastery in an 8thcentury context, as wochingas. In the last quarter of the twentieth century domesday book was. Twinkl key stage 1 year 1, year 2 subjects history medieval history. In 1862, the royal dramatic college opened in maybury on the site which is. Woking appears in the domesday book of 1086 as wochinges. Book of judgement provides a unique study of the extraordinary eleventhcentury survey, the domesday book. Volume one, known as great or exchequer domesday, is an abbreviated version of the returns from 32 counties. Generally around 120 acres, though the area varied depending on the quality of the land.
May 20, 2014 1085 and the compilation of the domesday book. Depicts domesday book as the written evidence of a potentially insecure conquest successfully transforming itself, by a combination of administrative insight and military might, into a permanent establishment. You can download both a colour facsimile of the folio on which your entry. It had a recorded population of 71 households in 1086, putting. There were 151 places in the county of surrey in domesday book. How surrey towns and villages got their names including guildford. In the domesday book of 1086, the area we now know as redhill. Domesday book extracts makes available over 8,500 fascinating extracts featuring the actual page entry for your town, a translation and glossary. It can be incorporated in to a lesson on the domesday book as an opportunity for pupils to see how it may have worked in practice. Domesday book domesday book was unique in western europe and it set a standard. The first draft was completed in august 1086 and contained records for,418 settlements in the english counties south of the rivers ribble and tees the border with scotland at the time. The survey served two purposes it recorded who owned what land and gave it a value for tax purposes. Uploaded by the open domesday project, released under ccbysa by professor john palmer and george slater. Arable land was recorded in different units, including.
About 250 people controlled all the land of england and all except two were norman. Domesday is a most remarkable and valuable record, created in 10851086 by order of william the conqueror, so that he might fully know and understand the nation he. It is not known when exactly domesday book was compiled, but the entire copy of great domesday appears to have been copied out by one person on parchment prepared sheepskin, although six scribes seem to have been used for little domesday. Produced under the supervision of the most renowned domesday scholars, this authoritative translation of the complete domesdayoffers a remarkable portrait of. Could be followed by a brief q and a on the experiences of the roleplaya small worksheet to discuss the different conversations and meetings had during the roleplay.
Domesday book and its statistics is a freezeframe snapshot of the process. Faced with the threat of foreign invasion, king william wants to know how much tax he can raise, so sets out to record every person, every manor. The record of landownership is far from complete, but it is clear that dartford was a thriving agricultural community in norman times. Remarkably, three original manuscripts of domesday book survive. Its description there is complex, since it was then held as three estates, by king william the conqueror, walter fitzother, constable of windsor castle, and ansgot and godfrey from osbern fitzosbern, then bishop of exeter. In fact there are two domesday books little domesday and great domesday, which together contain a great deal of information about england in the 11th century. A complete translation domesday book is one of the most famous documents in english history. Guildford was a settlement in domesday book, in the hundred of woking and the county of surrey. The uks 2nd domesday book the return of the owners of. Bbc two the story of britain, the domesday book animation. Sally harvey depicts the domesday book as the written evidence of a potentially insecure conquest successfully transforming itself, by a combination of administrative insight and military might, into a permanent establishment. Little domesday covering norfolk, suffolk, and essex and great domesday covering much of the remainder of england and parts of wales except for lands in the north which later became westmorland, cumberland, northumberland, and the county palatine of durham. The domesday book entry for tarentfort dartford provides a snapshot view of dartford in 1086. Woking college is one of the top performing sixth form colleges in the country providing high quality education for over 1,400 1619 year old students.
Jan 12, 2015 a ks3 roleplay covering the domesday book. The survey was similar to a census by a government of today. In 1994 woking football club won the fa trophy, winning it again in 1995 and 1997. Domesday book is a detailed survey and valuation of landed property in england at the. For these three counties the full, unabbreviated return sent in to winchester by the commissioners is preserved in the second volume little domesday, which. John the baptist, founded in the 10th century, was rebuilt in the 19th. The listing is certainly wideranging, but it has only a little in common with the original domesday book, which was ordered by william i in 1085 to assess the wealth of england for possible taxation purposes. Little domesday covering norfolk, suffolk, and essex, and great domesday covering much of the remainder of england except for lands in the north that later became westmorland, cumberland, northumberland, and the county palatine of durham and parts of wales bordering, and included. In hampshire, the isle of wight and the new forest references begin with a letter code iow and nf, and in yorkshire the ridings are indicated by a letter in place of the comma between fief and entry numbers. Doom means judgement so perhaps people felt they were being judged when they had to answer so many questions. Though wokings earliest written appearance is in the domesday book, it is. Recreate the survey carried out in 1086 for the domesday book.
In the domesday book it appears as wochinges, being held in 1086 by king william the conqueror, walter fitzother, constable of windsor castle, and ansgot and godfrey from osbern fitzosbern, then bishop of exeter. There is a range of shopping, leisure and other amenities such as pubs, restaurants and sports clubs, with the very exclusive wisley golf club being close by. It provides a picture of a land which was in transition from a tributary to a truly manorial society and as such preserves the vestiges of a much earlier society as well as the seeds of future change. A ploughland terra carucis or carucata was the area that could be ploughed by eight oxen in a year. Rename this file and keep as a backup, then place the downloaded version in the domesday explorer directory. Create a fictional english town name, remember to make it sound anglosaxon with a ton at the end eg. Domesday book is the oldest government record held in the national archives. The first volume great domesday contains the final summarized record of all the counties surveyed except essex, norfolk, and suffolk. Domesday is now available online, and you can search for your town or village, and download images of domesday along with an english translation of the entry. Domesday book great domesday the national archives. The detailed picture of the english landscape it offers has no equal in any country, while it is valuable not only in the picture it allows local historians to construct of their area in the eleventh century but also as the foundation document of the national archives. Over in east surrey, redhill is actually one of surreys newest towns, having rapidly expanded during the early 19th century. Domesday book home the domesday book one of the most valuable records of the uks past history.
The basis of this electronic edition of the text is the translation published by phillimore and edited by john morris 35 volumes, chichester, 197386, with the following modifications. It was the seat of the archbishops of canterbury from the 11th to 19th century and a large medieval market town. Basingstoke was a settlement in domesday book, in the hundred of basingstoke and the county of hampshire it had a recorded population of 57 households in 1086, putting it in the largest 20% of settlements recorded in domesday, and is listed under 2 owners in domesday book. The world of domesday exhibition depicts life in 11th century england. If you have a local history site that you would like to be included on these pages please get in touch via the contact page. Here is the entry for cottingham use this to make up your own entry. Produced under the supervision of the most renowned domesday scholars, this authoritative translation of the complete domesday offers a. Domesday book 1086 the middle ages encompass one of the most exciting periods in english history. Surreys largest town and a prominent shopping, office and cultural centre. It has been cited as an example of digital obsolescence on account of the physical medium used for data storage. Woking college is in old woking and provides post16 education.
Domesday book encompasses two independent works in, originally, two physical volumes. There is a super website called the prosopography of anglo saxon england database project by kings college london and cambridge. Commissioned by william the conqueror in the year 1085 and finished in 1086, the book is a superb example of thorough and speedy administration, unequaled by any other project undertaken during the middle ages. Places domesday book into its wider historical, social, and economic contexts. Domesday book, compiled in 1086 at the behest of william the conqueror, has been described as the most valuable piece of antiquity possessed by any nation david hume and viewed by historians as the final act of the norman conquest. The existing literature on this remarkable memorial is so extensive, that it has not appeared advisable to quote largely from it. Domesday doomsday, judgment day received its name in the 12th century, for it was regarded as the ultimate authority, the last word on matters of property. Woking means settlement belonging to the followers of wocc or wocca. One of the most important historical events of the medieval era is the domesday book. Exon domesday is a fair copy of returns for the southwestern counties. The domesday book was commissioned in december 1085 by william the conqueror, who invaded england in 1066. Domesday book simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A page from the domesday book coting e ham is listed in the domesday book, a survey commissioned by william the conquerer in 1085, following his invasion of britain in 1066.219 994 765 361 54 704 1050 1582 50 1007 219 861 1214 891 292 1272 570 761 146 140 202 226 411 1381 2 1011 1001 1119 863 1560 1378 911 75 207 970 396 705 1471 802 1404 538 1223 1427 1131 33 1354 12