121205 Only sixteen

Down the hill from Bosent Cross is this compact ford and bridge set.

Bosent means “house of the saint” so they say.

If I read my online Domesday Book correctly, in 1086 A.D. this place had four households, the Tenant-in-chief was Count Robert of Mortain, the local man being Richard son of Turolf although Brichtwold had the place in 1066.

In 1086 there were sixteen sheep here, which does make me wonder where they hid all the other sheep.

http://domesdaymap.co.uk/place/SX2163/bosent/

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