1986 GENERAL SURVEY

 GENERAL SURVEY                        
   The area is predominantly           
 rural,containing many farms,bordered  
 on the north side by the village of   
 Wigginton Bottom and on the south side
 by the villages of Cholesbury and     
 Buckland Common.The area is bisected  
 by only one minor road which links the
 A.41 between Tring and Northchurch    
 with the town of Chesham.The remaining
 roads are little more than country    
 lanes connecting the various farming  
 communities.The western half of the   
 area is relatively high ground and    
 flat,while the eastern half drops     
 quite sharply down towards            
 Northchurch.Here the roads are often  
 steep narrow winding lanes with high  
 hedgerows.The area is mostly a mixture
 of woodland and farmland.Many of the  
 farms are working farms,but some are  
 inhabited by people who work in the   
 

Map of the area

What is Domesday?

In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…  read more here

In 2011 the BBC published the survey online and for six months invited updates to the photographs and text to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

Shortly afterwards the website was added to The National Archives’ UK Government Web Archive.

If you are reading this via UK Government Web Archive, then the original Domesday search function and contact form will not work. This is a consequence of the archiving process. See Using Domesday for more details.