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Glossary

Welcome to the Glossary of terms

Where possible terminology which may be unfamiliar has been explained within the pages. This page summarises some of the historic terms found.

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D

Demense - "Manorial land retained for the private use of a feudal lord"

H

Hide - A hide is a variable measure of land, but was generally about 120 acres and enough to support one family with one plough

Q

Queese - "a wood-pigeon"

S

Slade - "a liitle valley"

V

Villeins - "men who held land by a servile tenure"

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