November 2023

An extract from the Domesday Book, 1066, in which you can see the word 'Eglesham', which is what Eysham was called at that time.

Extract from the Domesday Book of 1066, with Eynsham written as ‘Eglesham’. The Domesday survey was commissioned by King William (known as William the Conqueror), who wanted to know the extent of the land and resources that were held by the Crown across the country. We learn from the Domesday Book that there were 70 households in Eynsham at that time, making it one of the largest settlements recorded.

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