The online Domesday book

English: Page from the Domesday Book for Warwi...

Image via Wikipedia  Do have a look at this interactive map of the Domesday Book.

This is the first free online copy of Domesday Book. The site was built as a non-profit project by Anna Powell-Smith, using data created by  Professor J.J.N. Palmer and a team at the University of Hull.

We are now working to make a copyright-free, full-text Latin and English version of  Domesday Book available as open data. Follow them on Twitter at @opendomesday.

Where did the original data come from?

The Domesday Book statistics underlying this site were originally collected during the 1990s  to create the Domesday Explorer CD-ROM. The data was created by a team led by Professor John Palmer at the University of Hull,  funded by the AHRC, and assisted by a  Domesday Book translation provided by the publishers Phillimore & Co.

Anna found the data online, and used it to make this site.

Can you get a copy of the data?

Yes! The  raw Domesday data  has been put online by Hull University, under a CC-BY-SA licence.

Can you copy the folio images?

Yes. They’re available under the CC-BY-SA licence, which essentially means that you can use  them for commercial and non-commercial projects alike, as long as you credit Professor John Palmer and George Slater – and a mention of their site would be appreciated!



About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough
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