It was already a borough when the Domesday Book was being compiled.
In the first place, the substance of Domesday Book will have been rearranged.
The villages as we see them in the earliest charters and thence onward into Domesday Book contain five, ten, fifteen hides.
The Domesday Book first appeared in print in 1783 in two folios.
The term in Domesday Book for the pilot of a ship or steersman.
The salt-works of Nantwich are mentioned in “Domesday Book.”
Domesday Book shows us many of the churches as the lords of wide and continuous tracts of land.
When Domesday Book was compiled it appears to have been an agricultural district.
Domesday Book and the Codex Diplomaticus are full of such cases.
Ripon suffered severely, and in Domesday Book the surrounding lands are recorded as “waste.”
1178, popular name of Great Inquisition or Survey (1086), William the Conqueror's inventory of his new domain, from Middle English domes, genitive of dom "day of judgment" (see doom). "The booke ... to be called Domesday, bicause (as Mathew Parise saith) it spared no man, but iudged all men indifferently." [William Lambarde, "A Perambulation of Kent," 1570]