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Vol. 34 1964

A note on 'Hech' in the Domesday Book

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must place it, as I have shown in Valley on the March at pp. 54 et sq.
The order of the listing of manors of any one tenant in the Domesday
Book is important as has been discovered in the identification of manor
names by other research workers in different parts of England. An
appearance of disorder by cataloguing has more than once led to re-
examination of identification, because such scatter in cataloguing is, as
it should be, a suspicious circumstance. Had Hech/Heth = the Bleddfa
region been intended one would logically and perfectly reasonably have
expected to see the name occurring-according to the tenancy-in
association with the reference to Cascob and Pilleth.
LETTERS
From COUNCIL FOR BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY
GROUP 2 WALES AND MONMOUTHSHIRE
c/o 17, Queen's Road,
Aberystwyth,
Cards.
Dear Member,
At the last meeting of the Executive of the Council, attention was
drawn to the increasing rate of destruction and disfigurement of scheduled
field monuments caused by ploughing. The Executive agreed to consider
at its next meeting, what action might be taken to arrest this process
before all sites on ploughed land are obliterated. As a preliminary, the
Executive wishes to gather a body of evidence of such damage.
Here the Executive is dependent on the local knowledge of Regional
Groups and their individual members. May I therefore ask you, if you
know of any concrete instances of the damage of earthworks or other
monuments by ploughing, to let me have details (including National
Grid References) so that I can pass them on to the Executive.
Ideally, reports of damage should include a comparison of the state of
the site at two periods, i.e., before and after ploughing. If the case could
be supported by photographs showing the comparative state of the
monument, so much the better. The Executive considers that a few
strongly supported cases would be better than generalised references to
the attrition of various earthworks.
Thanking you for your co-operation,
C.J.SPURGEON
Secretary/Treasurer
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