domesday here, again, supplies the missing factor in a royal Manor of seven hides and a virgate.
Farther up the street is the church of St. Stephen, mentioned in domesday.
There is one more feature of this domesday Book which we cannot pass over.
At the time of the domesday survey the king owned the manor.
But it would be wrong to assert that all traces of the ancient social organization of the realm were swept domesday.
The dome on the new court-house is expected to be completed by domesday.
From domesday we can learn the names of the Saxon freemen who were allowed to keep their lands.
domesday has nothing like it for the other parts of England.
It was already a borough when the domesday Book was being compiled.
And it might be the very model from which the form of the domesday Survey was taken.