Artwork marking Holt’s place in the Domesday Book to be unveiled in the town

The Holt Domesday Slate created by stonemason Teucer Wilson. It is flanked by slates Mr Teucer made

The Holt Domesday Slate created by stonemason Teucer Wilson. It is flanked by slates Mr Teucer made for Blakeney (then known as "Snitterley") and Cley. Picture: THE HOLT SOCIETY - Credit: Archant

It was part of a great survey from a conquered land almost millennium ago - and now an artwork marking Holt's place in the Domesday Book is set to be unveiled in the town.

The Holt Domesday Slate created by Norfolk-based stonemason Teucer Wilson has been purchased for the town following a successful fundraising campaign.

Mr Wilson inscribed words from Holt's entry in the Domesday Book compiled for William the Conqueror in 1086 - including 11 ploughs belonging to the men, woodland for 60 pigs and six acres of meadow.

Members to the Holt Society and residents funded the purchase of the monument, which will form part of a town trail.

Holt Society chairman, Steve Benson said: 'We believe that Teucer Wilson's beautiful carving, sited in such an attractive and peaceful setting, will remind us of Holt's proud heritage and importance over almost a thousand years.'


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The nation's most famous and earliest surviving public record Domesday, is a highly detailed survey and valuation of land and livestock held by the king and his chief tenants.

The Holt Slate was one of three exhibited at Cley churchyard in 2014. The Cley Slate has been purchased privately and the Snitterley Slate, the former name for Blakeney, was recently bought for the village.

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The slate will be unveiled in the Methodist Memorial Gardens, Albert Street, at 4.30pm on September 28.

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