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Domesday inscription on bench.

AN inscription from almost 1,000 years ago has been carved into a new bench for villagers.

Farnley Tyas village square has already been boosted by new solid oak benches, thanks to a project run by Farnley Estates and the local primary school.

Now a stone bench has been added to the square inscribed with Farnley's entry from the Domesday Book, which was compiled in 1086.

It says: "In Farnley Tyas, Godwine and Swein had 3 carucates of land to the geld, and there could be 3 ploughs. Ilbert has it now, but it is waste. TRE it was worth 40s. There is woodland pasture 6 furlongs long and 6 broad. Anno Domini 1086."

John Sykes of Farnley Estates, said: "AD 2012 is carved along the top edge so that in 2086, the Domesday Millennium year, our descendants will be able to see how much importance we attach to the rich heritage of our valleys."

The installation was paid for by the East Peaks Innovation Partnership and carried out by Kate Hughs and her team from Steel Valley Projects.


* DOMESDAY RECORD: Phillip Sawyer, left, of Traditional Stone and Slate Supplies, Horbury, a parent at Farnley School, who donated with John Sykes, director of Farnley Estates Ltd
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Aug 13, 2012
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