Exon Domesday Conference

Exon Domesday Conference

Thursday 5th January 2017

A one-day conference exploring the significance of one of the Cathedral Library’s greatest treasures takes place today, thanks to the support of the Friends of Exeter Cathedral.

The Exon Domesday manuscript has been the subject of an Arts and Humanities Research Council project, with “The Friends” acting as project partner. The research is coming to an end and at today’s event the research team will talk about their findings.

Exon Domesday, which covers the South West of England, is the only surviving collection of original material from the earlier stages of the survey to compile the Domesday Book (Great Domesday). The final record is one of England’s most important historical documents and provides substantial, near-comprehensive information on the taxable assets of post-Conquest England down to the level of individual villages. There is unique information on the wealth, ownership and economic landscape of the country unparalleled elsewhere in Europe for that period.

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