Page from the Domesday Book showing the Manors of Chelsea and Kensington

To return to the previous page press the 'Back' button in your browser.

Page with Latin text

view larger image

Page from the Domesday Book showing the Manors of Chelsea and Kensington

The Chelsea entry in the Domesday Book starts at the bottom of column one. It shows that the manor covered 780 acres, containing meadow and pasture land, woodland (probably Kensal) and 60 pigs and was valued at nine pounds. The Kensington entry is the first on column two and shows the manor had about 240 inhabitants, a priest and three acres of vineyard, together with woodland, meadows and pasture and, although larger, was only valued at six pounds.

Copyright: Alecto Historical Editions. 1986. Published from the original manuscript in The National Archives. Low resolution reproduction.
Location of original: Local studies

Virtual Museum – The History of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Home | News | At your service | Local life | top of page
Legal notices | Copyright notices | Comment on this page

Copyright © 1998-2006 The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea