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    The Domesday Book, 1086

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    Sandiacre
    Sandiacre: Toli, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king. Church, mill.
    Norman St. Giles Church.

    Sapperton
    Sapertune: Roger from Henry de Ferrers.

    Sawley
    Salle: Bishop of Chester before and after 1066. 2 churches, mill, fishery.

    Scarcliffe
    Scardeclif: Rainward from Ralph FitzHubert. Mill.
    Norman St. Leonard's Church; Scarcliffe Park is nearby.

    Scropton
    Scroftun / Scotun(e): Henry de Ferrers, claimed by Geoffrey d'Alselin. Church, mill, mill site.

    Sedsall
    Segessale: Alchere from Henry de Ferrers. Mill.

    Shardlow
    Serdelau: Uhtbrand from the king.
    Fine 18th century canal port; 17th century Shardlow Hall.

    Shatton
    Scetune: King's land in the charge of William Peverel.
    The model for Jane Eyre lived at Shatton hall.

    Sheldon
    Scelhadun: King's land.
    Manor house; well preserved lead-mining buildings at Magpie Mine.

    Shipley
    Scipelie: Mauger from Gilbert de Ghent.
    Shipley Hall.

    Shirland
    Sirelunt: Warner from William Peverel.

    Shirley
    Sirelei(e): Henry de Ferrers. Church, mill.
    The church contains tombs of the Ferrers family.

    Shottle
    Sothelle: Godric from Henry de Ferrers.
    Shottle Hall.

    Shuckstonfield
    Scochetorp: Ralph FitzHubert. Lead mine.

    Sinfin
    Sedenfeld: William from Henry de Ferrers.
    Part of Derby.

    Smalley
    Smalei: King's land.

    Smisby (Smithsby)
    Smidesbi: Nigel of Stafford.

    Snelston
    Snelletune: Burton Abbey; Ralph from Henry de Ferrers.

    Snitterton
    Sinetretone: King's land.
    Snitterton Hall (1590), an outstanding example of Peakland vernacular architecture.

    Snodeswick
    Estrotrewic:
    Lost.

    Soham
    Salham:
    Lost.

    Somersal Herbert
    Sommersale: Alchere from Henry de Ferrers.
    Elizabethan Somershall Hall.

    South Normanton
    Normentune: Edwin from William Peverel.
    Birthplace of Jedediah Strutt (1726-97), whose spinning machine revolutionised the cotton industry.

    South Wingfield
    Winefeld: William Peverel from Count Alan and Robert from him.
    Wingfield Manor House where Mary Queen of Scots stayed.

    Spondon
    Spondune: Henry de Ferrers. Church, mill.

    Stainsby
    Steinesbi: Roger de Poitou.

    Stanley
    Stanlei: Robert FitzWilliam.

    Stanton (near Newhall)
    Stantun: Henry de Ferrers.
    Close to collieries and pottery manufacturers.

    Stanton by Bridge
    Stantun: Ernwy from the king. Mill.

    Stanton by Dale
    Stantone: Gilbert de Ghent. Mill site.
    Stanton Hall.

    Stanton in the Peak
    Stantune: Henry de Ferrers.
    Stanton Moor has many prehistoric sites marking cremation burials.

    Stavely
    Stavelie: Hascoit Musard. Church, mill.
    Mining town.

    Stenson
    Steintune: Henry de Ferrers.

    Stoke
    Stoche: King's land in the charge of William Peverel.
    Stoke Ford.

    Stoney Houghton
    Holtune: Walter d'Aincourt.

    Stony Middleton
    Middeltu(o)ne: King's land. Ralph FitzHubert.
    A summer well-dressing festival is held here.

    Stretton
    Stratune: Robert from Ralph FitzHubert.
    Stretton House.

    Stretton Hall
    Stratune alia: Robert from Ralph FitzHubert.
    Stretton Hall Farm.

    Sturston
    Stertune: Henry de Ferrers. Mill.
    Sturston Grove.

    Sudbury
    Sudberie: Alchere from Henry de Ferrers. Church, mill. 100 eels.
    17th century Sudbury Hall, home of Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV for 3 years, has Grinling Gibbons carvings.

    Sutton on the Hill
    Sudtun(e): Burton Abbey; Wazelin from Henry de Ferrers. Church, mill.

    Sutton Scarsdale
    Sudtune: Roger de Poitou. Mill.
    Sutton Hall (1724), now a ruin, was the county's grandest mansion.

    Swadlincote
    Sivardingescotes: Nigel of Stafford.
    Town.

    Swarkeston
    Sorchestun / Suerchestune: King's land; Henry de Ferrers. Mill site.
    Spectacular; Swarkeston Bridge spans the Trent and runs 3/4 mile across meadows.

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    Taddington
    Tadintune: King's land.
    Mining. Five Wells tumulus, a Bronze Age chambered tomb, the highest in England (over 1400ft), is on Taddington Moor.

    Tansley
    Taneslege / Teneslege: King's land; Ralph FitzHubert, the pre-Conquest holder.
    Pretty; mill.

    Tapton
    Tapetune: King's land; Dolfin from the king.
    Tapton House was the home of George Stephenson, the engineer.

    Temple Normanton
    Normantune: King's land.

    Thornsett
    Tornesete: King's land.

    Thorpe
    Torp: King's land.

    Thulston
    Torulfestune / ulvestun: Geoffrey d'Alselin from Henry de Ferrers. Church, mill.

    Thurvaston
    Tor / Turverdestune: Elfin and Robert from Henry de Ferrers.

    Tibshelf
    Tibecel: King's land in the charge of William Peverel.

    Ticknall
    Tichenhalle: King's land; Burton Abbey; Nigel of Stafford, the pre-Conquest holder.

    Tideswell
    Tidesuuelle: King's land in the charge of William Peverel.
    Market town, 1000ft above sea level.

    Tissington
    Tizinctun: Henry de Ferrers. Mill.
    Possibly the Peak District's prettiest; famous well-dressing festival.

    Trusley
    Toxenai: Hugh from Henry de Ferrers.

    Tunstal
    Tunestalle:
    Lost.

    Tupton
    Top(e)tune: King's land; Walter d'Aincourt; the king's thanes.
    Parish.

    Twyford
    Tuiforde: Henry de Ferrers. Mill.

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    Uftonfields
    Upetun: Warner from William Peverel; Nigel from Ralph FitzHubert, the pre-Conquest holder.

    Unstone
    Honestune / Onestune: King's land. Church, 2 mills.

    (Upper) Hurst
    Herct: Ralph FitzHubert.

    Upton
    Upetune:
    Lost.

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    Wadshelf
    Wadesel: Walter d'Aincourt; Hascoit Musard.

    Wallstone
    Walestune: Godric from Henry de Ferrers.
    Wallstone Farm.

    Walton
    Waletune: King's land.

    Walton-upon-Trent
    Waletune: King's land. Church, mill.

    Waterfield
    Watrefeld:
    Lost.

    Wensley
    Wodnesleie: King's land.
    Attractive, with one street; probably a pre-Christian settlement.

    Wessington
    Wistanestune: Walter d'Aincourt; Leofing from Ralph FitzHubert, the pre-Conquest holder. Church, mill.

    Weston Underwood
    Westune: Gilbert from Ralph de Buron.

    Weston upon Trent
    Westune: King's land. 2 churches, mill, fishpond, ferry.
    Weston Grange; mainly 13th century church; old mill wheels.

    Whitfield
    Witfeld: King's land.
    Part of Glossop.

    Whittington
    Witintune: King's land.
    Now 2 towns, Old and New Whittington. The plan to replace James II with William of Orange was plotted in Revolution House.

    Whitwell
    Witeuuelle: Robert from Ralph FitzHubert. Church, 2 mills.
    Whitwell Hall; Norman St. Lawrence Church.

    Willesley
    Wiuesleie / Wiuleslei: King's land; Henry de Ferrers.
    Area near Ashby de la Zouch.

    Williamthorpe
    Wilelmestorp: Walter d'Aincourt.
    Williamthorpe Lane; Williamthorpe Colliery.

    Willington
    Willetune: Ralph FitzHubert.

    Wingerworth
    Wingreurde: King's land.
    Wingerworth Hall was a Roundhead garrison.

    Winster
    Winsterne: Cola from Henry de Ferrers.
    Market since 1640; lead-mining in the 18th century. A Pancake Race takes place every Shrove Tuesday.

    Wirksworth
    Werchesvorde: [Land of the King...] In WIRKSWORTH 3c. of land taxable. Land for 4 ploughs. A priest and a church; 16 villagers and 9 smallholders who have 4 ploughs. 3 lead mines; meadow, 26 acres; woodland pasture 2 leagues long and 2 leagues wide. Outliers of this Manor. In CROMFORD 2c; MIDDLETON 2c; HOPTON 4c; WELLEDENE 2c; CARSINGTON 2c; CALLOW 2c; (KIRK)IRETON 4c.

    Wormhill
    Wruenele: Henry de Ferrers.
    Trappers hunted wolves in the nearby royal forest. William Bagshawe, 'the Apostle of the Peak', preached his first sermon here.

    Wyaston
    Widerdestune: Orm from Henry de Ferrers.

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    Yeaveley
    Ghiveli: Alfsi from Henry de Ferrers.
    Remains of a Preceptory of the Knights Hospitallers: Stydd Hall, c.1190.

    Yeldersley
    Geldeslei: Cola from Henry de Ferrers.
    Yeldersley Hall; Yeldersley Farm.

    Youlgreave
    Giolgrave: Henry de Ferrers. Mill.
    Name is a corruption of the Saxon 'auldgroove', meaning old mine. Well-dressing displays and a carnival are held here in July.

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