Winton Domesday

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The Winton Domesday or Liber Winton is a 12th-century English administrative document recording the landholdings in the city of Winchester together with their tenants and the rents and services due from them. The city was not included in the surveys that produced Domesday Book in 1086. The manuscript brings together the returns from two different "satellite" surveys. The first was carried out for King Henry I in c. 1110 (1103 x 1115) and covered the royal holdings in Winchester, describing conditions before and after the Conquest. This part also draws on an earlier survey, now lost, made in c. 1057, during the reign of Edward the Confessor. The second survey, which covered the entire town, was done for Bishop Henry of Blois in 1148.


  • Barlow, F. (ed.), "The Winton Domesday" in Winchester in the Early Middle Ages: an Edition and Discussion of the Winton Domesday, ed. M. Biddle (Winchester Studies no. 1. Oxford, 1976) pp. 1–142
  • Ellis, Henry (ed.), "Liber Winton" in Liber censualis vocati Domesday Book 4, ed. H. Ellis (Record Commission, 1816) pp. 529–62

Further reading[edit]

  • Biddle, Martin (ed.). Winchester in the Early Middle Ages. An Edition and Discussion of the Winton Domesday. Winchester Studies no. 1. Oxford, 1976.