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    The Domesday Book, 1086

    A

    Abney
    Habenai: William Peverel.
    Abney Grange. William Newton, the minstrel, was born at Cockney Farm.

    Alfreton
    Elstretune: Ingran from Roger de Bully.
    Industrialized market town; Alfreton Park.

    Alkmonton
    Alchementune: Ralph from Henry de Ferrers.

    Allestree
    Adelardestreu: Earl Hugh.

    Alsop (en) le Dale
    Elleshope: Coln from the king.

    Alvaston
    Aleuuoldestune: Geoffrey d'Alselin. Church, mill.
    On the River Derwent. St. Michael's Church has a Saxon coffin lid.

    Ambaston
    Emboldestune: Geoffrey d'Alselin. Church, mill.

    Arleston
    Erlestune: Henry de Ferrers.

    Ash
    Eisse: Robert from Henry de Ferrers.

    Ashbourne
    Essburne: King's land. Church. 40 of pure silver.
    Market town on the Henmore Brook. Wesley preached here; Thomas Moore and Rousseau both lived here; Dr. Johnson stayed at the Green Man Inn.

    Ashford (in the Water)
    Aisseford: King's land. Mill, mill site, lead mine.
    Remains of a moat from the 14th century fortified house that belonged to Edward II's brother.

    Ashover
    Essorre: Serlo from Ralph FitzHubert. Church, mill.
    Lead-mining. All Saints' Church has an important Norman font. Dorothy Mately of Ashover was immortalized in Bunyan's The Life and Death of Mr Badman (1680).

    Aston (near Hope)
    Estune: King's land, in the charge of William Peverel.
    Aston Hall (1578) is probably the first Renaissance building in the Peak District.

    Aston (near Sudbury)
    Estune: Alchere from Henry de Ferrers.

    Aston-upon-Trent
    Estune: Uhtbrand from the king; Henry de Ferrers.
    Aston Hall.

    Atlow
    Etelauue: Henry de Ferrers.

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    B

    Bakewell
    Badequella: King's land. Church, mill, lead mine. Outliers: Burton, Conkesbury, Haddon, Holme, Monyash, One Ash, Rowsley.
    Central town of the Peak District, where the famous Bakewell tart originated; Roman and Saxon well sites. Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are nearby.

    Ballidon
    Betidene: Ralph FitzHubert.
    Prehistoric burial chambers on the crest of Minning Low hill; partly Norman chapel.

    Bamford
    Banford: Ralph FitzHubert.
    It has had an association with cotton spinning ever since the original corn mill was converted 200 years ago.

    Barlborough
    Barleburg: Robert from Ralph FitzHubert. Church, 2 mills.
    Barlborough Hall; Barlborough House.

    Barlow
    Barleie: Hascoit Musard; the king's thanes.

    Barrow-upon-Trent
    Bar(e)uue: King's land; Henry de Ferrers; Ralph FitzHubert, the pre-Conquest holder.

    Barton Blount
    Barctune: Ralph from Henry de Ferrers. Church, 2 mills.

    Baslow
    Basselau: King's land.
    Old packhorse toll bridge. Eagle Stone at Baslow Edge is a great gritstone boulder.

    Bearwardcote
    Bereuuardescote: Burton Abbey; Henry de Ferrers.

    Beeley
    Begelie: King's land.
    Scattered, with a brook running through it.

    Beighton
    Bectune: Roger de Poitou, the pre-Conquest holder; Ralph FitzHubert; Leofwin from Roger de Bully.

    Birchill
    Berceles: King's land.
    Birchill Bank Wood; Birchill Bank Farm.

    Birchover
    Barcovere: Henry de Ferrers, the pre-Conquest holder.
    Museum of Bronze Age finds from Stanton Moor.

    Blackwell (near Tideswell)
    Blacheuuelle: King's land.
    Jedediah Strutt, who with Arkwright invented the spinning jenny, had a farm here.

    Blingsby
    Blanghesbi: King's land, formerly Roger de Poitou.

    Bolsover
    Belesovre: Robert from William Peverel.
    Town. Bolsover Castle is Jacobean with a Norman keep. Charles I was entertained here with a masque by Ben Jonson.

    Bonsall
    Bunteshale: King's land.
    Lead-mining; evidence of population in c.2000 BC. In the 19th century, it was a centre for framework knitting.

    Boulton
    Boletune: Ralph FitzHubert.
    With Alvaston.

    Boyleston
    Boilestun: Roger from Henry de Ferrers. Mill.
    200 Cavaliers were captured in Boylestone Church by Roundheads.

    Boythorpe
    Buitorp: King's land.

    Bradbourne
    Bradeburne: Henry de Ferrers. Church.
    The shaft of an 8th century cross remains in its churchyard.

    Bradley (in Belper)
    Bradelei: Henry de Ferrers. Church, 2 mills.

    Bradley (near Ashbourne)
    Braidelei: Henry de Ferrers.
    Dr Johnson often visited Bradley Hall.

    Bradwell
    Bradewelle: William Peverel.
    Plain quarrying; formerly lead-mining. A well-dressing festival is held in August. Bagshaw Cavern is in Bradwell Dale.

    Brailsford
    Brailesford: Elfin from Henry de Ferrers. church, mill.
    There is a circular Saxon cross at All Saints Church.

    Bramley
    Branlege: Roger de Bully.

    Brampton
    Brandune / tune: Walter d'Aincourt; Hascoit Musard.

    Brassington
    Branzinctun: Henry de Ferrers.
    Quarrying; formerly a lead-mining centre. It is set among limestone caves in which prehistoric animal bones were found.

    Breadsall
    Braideshale: Henry de Ferrers and Robert from him. Church, mill.
    Normal All Saints Church was set on fire by suffragettes (1914). Erasmus Darwin spent his last years in Breadsall Priory.

    Breaston
    Bradestune / Braidestone / -tune: Herbert from Henry de Ferrers; Geoffrey d'Alselin and Gilbert de Ghent; the pre-Conquest holders; Mauger from Gilbert de Ghent; Fulk from Roger de Bully.
    Suburb of Long Eaton.

    Bretby
    Bretebi: King's land.
    Attractive; Bretby Park; earthworks in Castle Field.

    Brimington
    Brimintune: King's land.

    Broadlowash
    Bredelauue: King's land.

    Bubnell
    Bubenenli: King's land.
    Attractive 17th century hall.

    Bupton
    Bubedene / dune: Bishop of Chester before and after 1066; Elfin from Henry de Ferrers. Church, mill.

    Burley
    Berleie: King's land. Church.
    Burley Fields Farm in Darley Dale; Burley Hill; Burley Grange.

    Burnaston
    Burnulfestune: Henry de Ferrers.

    Burton
    Burtune: King's land.
    Burton Close; Burton Moor.

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    C

    Caldwell
    Caldewelle: Burton Abbey.
    Caldwell Hall, now a school.

    Callow
    Caldelauue: King's land.
    Farm.

    Calow
    Calehale: Dolfin claims it from Steinulf and Dunning, the king's thanes.

    Calver
    Caluoure: King's land.
    Calver Mill was used as the background on the television series on Colditz.

    Carsington
    Ghersintune: King's land. Outlier of Wirksworth.
    Defoe is said to have discovered a mining family who were born and lived in a cave at Carsington Pasture.

    Catton
    Chetun: Nigel from Henry de Ferrers.

    Chaddesden
    Cedesdune: Henry de Ferrers, the pre-Conquest holder.

    Charlesworth
    Cheuenesuurde: King's land.
    Medieval market town.

    Chatsworth
    Chetesuorde: King's land in the charge of William Peverel.
    Chatsworth House, home of the Cavendish family and the Dukes of Devonshire, is one of Britain's greatest and most beautiful houses.

    Chellaston
    Cele / Celardestune: King's land; Almaric from Henry de Ferrers.
    Famous in the Middle Ages for its alabaster quarries used for figure carving by Nottingham and Burton artists.

    Chelton
    Cellesdene:
    Lost.

    Chesterfield
    Cestrefeld: King's land.
    Large industrial town; the first town to be lighted by gas lamps.

    Chisworth
    Chiseuudre: King's land.

    Chunal(l)
    Ceolhal: King's land.

    Church Broughton
    Broctune: Henry de Ferrers.

    Clifton
    Cliptune: Ralph FitzHubert.

    Clowne
    Clune: Robert from Ralph FitzHubert; Ernwy from the king.
    Markland Grips is an earthwork with a 600ft long, 7ft wide rampart.

    Coal Aston
    Estune: Leofwin, from the king.

    Codnor
    Cotenoure: Warner from William Peverel. Church, mill.
    Town; 13th century Codnor Castle ruins.

    Coldeaton
    Eitune: Coln from the king.
    Site of a pagan cremation ground.

    Conk(e)sbury
    Cranchesberie: King's land.
    Old packhorse bridge.

    Cotes in Darley
    Cotes: King's land. Church.
    Cotes Park in Alfreton district.

    Coton-in-the-Elms
    Cotes / Cotune: Burton Abbey from the king.

    Cottons
    Codetune: King's land. Henry de Ferrers.
    Cottons Farm.

    Cowley
    Collei: Swein from Henry de Ferrers.

    Coxbench
    Herdebi: Henry de Ferrers; Ralph de Buron. Church. 2 mills.

    Crich
    Crice: Ralph FitzHubert. Lead mine.
    Mining; Crich Cliff quarry. Crich Stand war memorial is 950ft above sea level on a limestone cliff.

    Cromford
    Crunforde: King's land. Church.
    Market town with an old mill (1771) where Richard Arkwright first used water power for a cotton mill.

    Cubley
    Cobelei: Ralph from Henry de Ferrers. Church, mill.
    Now 2 hamlets, Little and Great Cubley, the latter on a Roman road.

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    D

    Dalbury
    Delbebi / Dellingeberie: Burton Abbey. Robert from Henry de Ferrers. Church.

    Darley
    Derelei(e): King's land formerly King Edward. Church. 2 sesters of honey. 40 of pure silver.
    Church with a Norman font and Burne Jones window. A world-famous yew tree, allegedly England's oldest (2000 years), is in Darley Dale churchyard.

    Denby
    Denebi: Ralph de Buron. Mill site.
    Denby Old Hall, an Elizabethan manor house.

    Derby
    Derby: King's land and the Abbot of Burton, Osmer the Priest and Godwin the Priest from the king; Earl Hugh; Geoffrey d'Alselin; Ralph FitzHubert; Norman of Lincoln; Edric; Henry de Ferrers. 4 churches, 4 residences, fishery.
    County town with mainly 18th century centre. England's first silk mill was built here in 1717; engineering is its main industry.

    Dinting
    Dentinc: King's land.
    Now Dinting Vale. Railway Centre is a railway museum.

    Doveridge
    Dubrige: St. Peirre sur Dives Abbey from Henry de Ferrers. Church, mill.
    Ancient yew tree in St. Cuthbert's churchyard.

    Drakelow
    Drachelauue: Nigel of Stafford. Mill site.
    Drakelow House.

    Draycott
    Draicott: Bishop of Chester before and after 1066. 2 churches, mill, fishery.

    Dronfield
    Dranefeld: King's land.
    Small town. In 1643 Dronfielders complained to their Bishop that they had not heard a sermon for a year, or received the sacrament for 10 years.

    Duckmanton
    Dochemaneston: Geoffrey from Ralph FitzHubert.
    Now Long Duckmanton.

    Duffield
    Duuelle: Henry de Ferrers. Church, 2 mills.
    Small town. The mound of Duffield Castle, a formidable Norman fortress built by Henry de Ferrers, is at the bottom of Castle Hill.

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    E

    Eaton Dovedale
    Aitun: Alchere from Henry de Ferrers. Mill.

    Eckington
    Echintune: King's land; Ralph FitzHubert. Mill.
    Town.

    Edale
    Aidele: King's land in the charge of William Peverel.
    Marks the beginning of the Pennine Way.

    Edensor
    Ednesoure: Henry de Ferrers.
    Near Chatsworth; a 19th century architectural fantasy with houses incorporating Swiss, Italian, Tudor and Jacobean elements; built by the Duke of Devonshire and designed by John Robertson of Derby.

    Edlaston
    Duluestune: Orm from Henry de Ferrers.

    Ednaston
    Ednodestun(e): Jocelyn from Earl Hugh; Geoffrey d'Alselin. church.

    Egginton
    Eghintune: Azelin from Geoffrey d'Alselin. Church, mill.
    Attractive. St. Wilfrid's Church is c.1300.

    Egstow
    Tegestou: Robert from Ralph FitzHubert.

    Elmton
    Helmetune: Walter d'Aincourt. Church.

    Elton
    Eltune: Henry de Ferrers.
    Its high street runs between limestone and gritstone.

    Elvaston
    Aluuoldestun: Geoffrey d'Alselin. Church, mill.
    Elvaston Castle, partly 17th century, is the seat of the Earl of Harrington.

    Etwall
    Etewelle: Saswalo from Henry de Ferrers; Azelin from Geoffrey d'Alselin. Church.
    Norman St. Helen's Church.

    Eyam
    Aivne: [Land of the King...] In (EYAM) Kaskin had 2 carucates of land taxable. Land for 2 ploughs. 12 villagers and 7 smallholders have 5 ploughs. Woodland pasture 1 league long and 1 wide. Value before 1066 and now 20s.

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