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1086 Domesday Book entry for Gelston (originally Cheuelestune,perhaps from the Norse name Gjofull + the Old English word tun (farmstead).

Head of manor: Hough on the Hill.

Taxable value:12 geld units.

Households: 18 villagers. 6 smallholders. 2 freemen.

Ploughland: 16 ploughlands (land for). 6 men's plough teams.

Meadow 146 acres. Woodland 200 acres.

Lord in 1066: Earl Ralph the constable.

Lord in 1086: Count Alan of Brittany.


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