Domesday-

Definitions

  • Domesday Book
    Domesday Book
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Domesday- dōōmz′dā-book a book compiled by order of William the Conqueror, containing a survey of all the lands in England, their value, owners, &c
    • Domesday- so called from its authority in judgment (A.S. dóm) on the matters contained in it
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Usage

In literature:

THE DOMESDAY OF ST. PAUL'S: a Description of the Manors belonging to the Church of St. Paul's in London in the year 1222.
"Notes and Queries, No. 181, April 16, 1853" by Various
Farther up the street is the church of St. Stephen, mentioned in Domesday.
"Exeter" by Sidney Heath
We have now come to a time when Domesday gives us some interesting information.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul" by Arthur Dimock
According to Domesday, Axminster was held by the king.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Barton appears in Domesday, when the ferry over the Humber existed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Sir Christopher first had the estate in 1515; at the Domesday Survey the Earl of Arundel had it.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
THE DOMESDAY OF ST. PAUL'S: a Description of the Manors belonging to the Church of St. Paul's in London in the year 1222.
"Notes and Queries, Number 223, February 4, 1854" by Various
Godalming (Godelminge) belonged to King Alfred, and was a royal manor at the time of Domesday.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
At the time of the Domesday Survey Tibeste was amongst the most valuable of the manors granted to the count of Mortain.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
In the Domesday Survey "Gravesham" is entered among the bishop of Bayeux's lands, and a "hythe" or landing-place is mentioned.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4" by Various
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In poetry:

See you our little mill that clacks,
So busy by the brook?
She has ground her corn and paid her
Ever since Domesday Book.
"Puck's Song" by Rudyard Kipling
His dead are in the churchyard—thirty generations laid.
Their names were old in history when Domesday Book was made;
And the passion and the piety and prowess of his line
Have seeded, rooted, fruited in some land the Law calls mine.
"The Land" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Domesday Reloaded Project opens at Bletchley Park.
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