The 19 places in the Portsmouth area featured in the Domesday Book and the names they appeared under

Portsmouth was not yet a settlement let alone a city when the famous Domesday Book was penned.

Thursday, 19th September 2019, 6:02 pm
Doomsday book

The famed ‘Great Survey’ from 1086 recorded much of England and part of Wales at the request of William the Conqueror. However while Portsmouth does not feature, having been founded according to reports in 1180 by merchant Jean de Gisors, many places across our area were recorded in the book. Here are the places that feature and the names they had back then. 

This former village, which is now a suburb of Havant, was featured in Domesday Book. It appears under the name Betametone.
This market town was featured in the Domesday Book and appear's under the name of just Waltham. With walt meaning forest and ham the word for settlement.

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This area in Portsmouth was featured in the Domesday Book. It appeared under the name Bocheland. It was one of the three settlements on Portsea Island to feature.
This area of Portsmouth was one of the settlements on the Portsea Island to be listed in the Domesday Book. It appeared under the name of Copenore.
This Portsmouth suburb, which is not on Portsea Island, was featured in the Domesday Book under the name Cos(s)eham.
This area of Portsmouth was featured in the Domesday Book. It appears under the name of Draiton.
This village in the Meon Valley appeared in the Domesday Book. It was featured under the name Drochenford.
Fareham was featured in the Domesday Book. It appeared under its old name of Fernham.
Another one of the Portsmouth area's to appear in the Domesday Book. It featured under the name of Frodintone.
This town in our area was also featured in the Domesday Book. It appeared under the name of Havehunte.
The island appears in the Domesday Book under the name Halingei.
This village was featured in the Domesday Book. It appeared under the name Porcestre.
This part of Gosport appeared in the Domesday Book. It was featured under the name Ruenore.
This village was featured in the Domesday Book and appeared under the name Stubitone.
This village near Fareham also appeared in the Domesday Book. It was featured under the name Ticefelle.
This town was featured in the Domesday Book. It appeared under the name of Warblitone.
Like East Meon this village also appeared in the Domesday Book, under the name Menes.
This village appeared in the Domesday Book. It was featured under the name of Wicheham.
This residential area of Portsmouth featured in the Domesday Book under the name of Wimeringes.