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Bucklesham is derived from the old English meaning Buccel's homestead or village. The oldest record we have of Bucklesham is that it was mentioned as a settlement in the Doomsday Book. It was listed as being in the Hundred of Colnies and the County of Suffolk.
It had a recorded population of 36 households in 1086, putting it in the largest 20% of settlements recorded in Domesday, and is listed under 2 owners, although it has a few more residents nowadays.
Households ~ Households: 32 freemen. 4 smallholders.
Land and resources ~ Ploughland: 4.5 men's plough teams.
Other resources: Meadow 2 acres. 1 church. 0.06 church lands.
Valuation ~ Annual value to lord: 4 pounds in 1086; 3 pounds in 1066.
Owners ~ Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Count Robert of Mortain.
Lord in 1086: Eudo son of Nigel.
Overlords in 1066: Ely (St Etheldreda), abbey of; (Earl) Harold.
Lords in 1066: Edric; Wulfric; free men, thirty.
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