Langford History Group: Domesday Book and the locality

Langford History Group

On March 8th 2018 at 19.30

Dr Frank THORN of the Exon Domesday Project 

will be giving a lecture entitled


This lecture will look at the Domesday Survey of 1086 in general and at the Domesday estates in the Yeo valley in particular. Greater understanding of the 'Domesday Process' has been brought by the Arts and Humanities Research Council's funded study, now nearing completion, of Exon or Exeter Domesday Book, the immediate predecessor of Domesday Book for the five south-western counties. The estates around the river Yeo (formerly the Wring), listed in Domesday Book but mostly originating much earlier, form a fascinating group which shared in upland, riverine and maritime resources and which were probably carved out successively from the ancient royal estate of Bedminster-Hartcliffe. In this lecture the general gives context to the particular and the local detail illuminates the operation of the Survey.

Details are on the website <>. Visitors are welcome. There is a small charge of £2 per visitor or £2.50 including coffee.

The lecture will take place in the Churchill Building of the Bristol Veterinary School at Langford.  The entrance is in Stock Lane. Langford is between Churchill and Wrington in North Somerset.


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