Images and translations of The Domesday book have now been put online by:
The National Archives
In 1986 the Domesday Project was launched by the BBC.
Our village school took part in surveying the village for
the project. The children researched and wrote about different aspects of where
Due to difficulties with the technologies of the time it
was thought all the data of this was lost but in 2011 data was recaptured and
you can see what the children wrote by
EXTRACTS SHOWING MENTION OF EAST AND WEST GRIMSTEAD
COLA holds [East or West] GRIMSTEAD. His father held it TRE, and it paid geld for 1 hides. There is land for 1 plough. There are 4 villans. It is worth
Herbert holds [East or West] GRIMSTEAD of Waleran. Aghmund held it TRE, and it paid geld for 3 hides.
There is land for 3 ploughs. Of this 1 hides are in demesne, and there is 1 plough, and 2 slaves; and 5 villans and 7 cotsets with 3 ploughs. There are 10 acres of meadow, [and] woodland 5 furlongs long and 2 furlongs broad. It was and is worth 60s.
The son of thelwulf holds [East or West] GRIMSTEAD. His father held it TRE, and it paid geld for 1 hides. There is land for 2 ploughs. In demesne is 1 plough, with 1 villan and 2 cotsets and 2 cottars. There is a mill rendering 10s , and 14 acres of meadow, and 4 furlongs of pasture, [and] woodland 4 furlongslong and 4 furlongs broad. It is worth 40s.
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