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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

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