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Taversoe Tuick Chambered CairnTaversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn
Highlands and Islands, Scotland

A very unusual two-storey Neolithic chambered mound with two burial chambers, one on top of the other. This type of tomb has been found in only one other location in the Orkneys. There is a smaller, third chamber, outside the lower chamber. Taversoe Tuick was built about 5000 years ago, and only rediscovered in 1898 twhen the laird was having a summer seat built for his wife.

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Stetchworth, Cambridgeshire
in the Domesday Book

"The Abbot of Ely holds Stetchworth. He has there 6 1/2 hides and half a virgate. There is land for 12 ploughs. In demesne are 3 1/2 hides, and there are 3 ploughs, and there can be 2 more. There are 16 villans and 5 bordars with 6 ploughs, and there can be a seventh. There are 4 slaves, woodland for 260 pigs and pasture for the livestock of the vill. All together it is worth 10, and as much when received; in the time of King Edward 12. This land pertained sand pertains to the demesne of the Church of Ely."


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