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The Leicestershire Survey was held in 1130. The survey is similar to the Domesday Book, and contains information about landowners and the extent of their holdings. Unfortunately the original manuscripts were lost, and we have to rely on later transcripts,of which two (neither complete) are known. Many villages that do not date back to the Domesday Book are recorded here, and the survey is a useful research tool. No-one knows why the survey was made, but it would have almost certainly been used in some way for the assessment of taxes for the King (Henry I)

Article by Daniel Spencer