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This is Rochford, Essex, U.K.
Always on the lookout for ways to reveal Rochford and its life, we took one of Richard Argent’s amazing cartoon pictures of Rochford and tried colouring it in - a near impossibility because there is so much there. A Challenge: get a copy of this print from Richard (http://www.argentart.co.uk/) and see how many aspects of the buildings and history of Rochford you can count.
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According to the amazing https://opendomesday.org/place/TQ8790/rochford/ website Rochford Hundred appears in the Doomsday Book as an area with 23 named places, and Rochford itself had 21 households (quite large) - 5 villagers. 12 smallholders. 3 slaves. 1 free men.. According to Wikipedia The town is the main settlement in the Rochford district, and takes its name from Rochefort, Old English for Ford of the Hunting Dogs. A hundred is an administrative division that is geographically part of a larger region. The Domesday Book was commissioned in December 1085 by William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. The first draft was completed in August 1086