Focus on Domesday

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A difficult job Collecting the information Writing it up Which places are included?
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Photograph of Great Domesday, E31/2/1

Photograph of Great Domesday, Somerset. (Catalogue ref: E31.1 & E31.2)

How was it made?

It was an enormous task to collect all this information, especially as not many people could read or write. Follow the links below to find out why this was the case.