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Cottingley Archives Ancient Documents about Cottingley

These two documents shown below are the earliest docments held by West Yorkshire Archives. Permission has been granted by West Yorkshire Archives to reproduce them here.

Below are facsimiles of the relevant Cottingley .pages in the Domesday Book 1086 -
Ancient Bingley by J. Horsfall Turner 1897

Domesday book page 1

TERRA ERNEIS DE BVRVN
WEST RIDING : SIRACHES WAP'
In bingheleia hb. Gospatric iiij car' tre
ad gld. tra ad ii car' Ernegis de Burun h't.
& Wast' e'. T.R.E. val, iiij lib'. Silva past' ii leu'
lg' & i lat'. Tot' m' e iiij leu' lg' & ii lat'.
Infra hanc meta continet h' soca Beldune ii c'
Cotingelei ii c' Helguic i c' Muceltuoit i c' Mardelei i c' Ha
teltun i c' Simul ad gld' viij caruc' tre' e'
ad iiij car' Waste sunt om's.

In CRAVE
In Merdelai i c'. Heldetone ii c'. Cotingelai ii c. Colinga'
uuorde ii c' Hageneuuorde dim c' Simul ad gld

Domesday book page 2