The area of our survey comprises the  
 north end of the chalk downs,known as 
 the Anglian heights,which are a       
 continuation of the Chilterns.In total
 these chalk downs cross southern      
 England,from the cliffs at Hunstanton 
 through to Dorset.They seldom rise    
 above 300 feet (90 metres) above sea  
 level,but in some places the chalk is 
 1000 feet (300 metres) deep.          

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.

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