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December 25, 1085: William the Conqueror orders compilation of The Domesday Book. It recorded the land, livestock, and taxable assets of all of England -- a remarkable achievement for the time. It was called the Domesday Book because whatever it said was the Law, and there was no appeal. "That is why we have called the book 'the Book of Judgment' ... because its decisions, like those of Last Judgment, are unalterable."

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Litchfield Cathedral, Litchfield, Staffordshire - The first cathedral was built on the present site in 700 AD. Work began on the present Gothic cathedral in 1195. At the time of the Domesday Book survey, Lichfield was held by the bishop of Chester. It is the only medieval English cathedral with three spires.

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Knaresborough, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, is an old and historic market town, spa town. Knaresborough is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Chenaresburg, meaning 'Cenheard's fortress'. Knaresborough Castle dates from Norman times, around 1100, the town began to grow and provide a market and attract traders to service the castle. http://www.LystHouse.com

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Harlaxton Manor, built in 1837, is a manor house located in Harlaxton, Lincolnshire. Its architecture, which combines elements of Jacobean and Elizabethan styles with symmetrical Baroque massing, renders the mansion unique among surviving Jacobethan manors. Harlaxton is first recorded in the Domesday Book as Harleston.

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Harlaxton Manor, built in 1837, is a manor house located in Harlaxton, Lincolnshire, England. Its architecture, which combines elements of Jacobean and Elizabethan styles with symmetrical Baroque massing, renders the mansion unique among surviving Jacobethan manors.

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Ledbury, Herefordshire, UK - Ledbury is a borough whose origins date to around 690 AD. In the Domesday Book it was recorded as Liedeberge. It may take its name from the River Leadon on which it stands.

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