The Exon Domesday on Display

Wednesday 26th August 2020 at 11:00

The Exon Domesday is a unique surviving draft of William the Conqueror’s famous Domesday survey of 1086. It has been at Exeter Cathedral since at least the 14th century.

Covering the counties of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset, this 1,000-page document gives an extraordinary insight into life – and taxes – in Norman England.

Usually kept in Exeter Cathedral Library & Archives, this remarkable document will be brought into the Cathedral for one day only, for an introductory talk and a rare chance to see part of England’s oldest surviving public record.

Admission included with £5 Cathedral entrance fee.

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