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There is no single "manor of Hungerford". Indeed, there is no mention whatsoever of a single manor of Hungerford in the Domesday Survey of 1086.
The history is much more complicated! There were several ancient manors holding land in Hungerford - Inglefol (Hungerford Engleford), Charlton (Hopgrass and Charnham Street), Eddington, and Denford. Many more Domesday manors were nearby, including Leverton, Inkpen, Avington, Chilton Foliat, Shalbourne and the large manor of Kintbury.
Follow this link for more on the Manorial History of Hungerford itself.
- Local Domesday Manors
The entries on some of these local manors are reproduced below:
Hugh holds "CHARLTON" from William. Before 1066 it paid tax for 5 hides. Land for 7 ploughs, of which 4½ hides are in lordship; 1 plough there;
- 2 villagers and 7 smallholders with ½ plough.
- 2 mills which pay 8s 4d; meadow, 15 acres;
- pasture 4 furlongs long and 1 furlong wide;
- woodland 6 furlongs long and 3 furlongs wide.
The value was and is 100s.
Azor held it in freehold from King Edward. Then for 10 hides; now for 2 less ½ virgate. Land for 6 ploughs. In lordship 1 plough;
- 6 villagers and 2 smallholders with 2 ploughs.
- 1 slave; a mill at 15s; meadow, 34 acres; woodland at 10 pigs.
Value before 1066 £6; later 100s; now 70s.
Robert (son of Gerald) also holds INGLEWOOD. Two freemen held it from King Edward as two manors. Then and now for 3 hides. Land for .... In lordship 1 plough;
- 7 smallholders with 1 plough.
- 1 slave; meadow, 4 acres; a little woodland.
The value was 30s; now 20s.
Robert son of Rolf holds INGLEWOOD from the King. Two thanes held it from King Edward as two manors. Then and now for 3 hides. Land for .... 1 plough in lordship.
- 1 villager and 7 smallholders with 1 plough; 1 slave.
- Meadow, 4 acres; a little woodland.
The value was 30s; later 20; now the same.
In KINTBURY Hundred is INGLEWOOD which Fulchard hold from William. 1 hide with 1 smallholder.
- Domesday Book, Berkshire, Phillimore, 1979.