Still in Marsworth and we decided on a walk around the village. We have passed through here many time but never ventured around the village. Yet again it was before opening time when we passed The Red Lion and Carolyn didn’t get her half pint of shandy. Never mind .
- Total population: 30 households (quite large).
- Total tax assessed: 20 geld units (very large).
- Taxable units: Taxable value 20 geld units.
- Value: Value to lord in 1066 £20. Value to lord in 1086 £20. Value to lord c. 1070 £20.
- Households: 22 villagers. 8 slaves.
- Ploughland: 9 ploughlands (land for). 4 lord's plough teams. 5 men's plough teams.
- Other resources: Meadow 6 ploughs. Woodland 800 pigs. 3 mills, value 0.75.
- Lord in 1066: Brictric of Waddesdon.
- Overlord in 1066: King Edward
- Lord in 1086: Ralph Basset
- Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Robert d'Oilly
Yet again Number one Granddaughter came to visit for a few days. Its always great to have her up with us and she absolutely loves it on the boat. No doubt as she gets older she will loose a bit of interest.
We pulled pins from Marsworth at 09.20 and shared the locks up to Tring summit with the boat in the picture above. As you can see it smoked just a little bit,but luckily after a couple of locks the smoke eased off. The guy was single handed and very experienced so locking was made easy.
Passing through Bulbourne and you just can’t help but admire the amazing metal artwork on display. I wouldn’t think any of it is cheap ,but there are plenty of pieces I would love to have in my garden.
We are now at Cow Roast and will spend a couple of days here before moving on again.With loads of Internet and TV channels this will do us fine.