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William I on a penny struck in Watchet, the nearest mint to Exmoor.

The borough was created by charter of Hugh du Puiset, bishop of Durham in c.1180-1183, probably in the hope that it  would generate the same degree

The modern city of Sunderland, which now lies in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, was part of County Durham before the re-organization of

The borough of Sunderland was in the hands of the bishop of Durham, Although its charter conferred certain privileges, effective authority remained

Few local court records survive for Sunderland in the medieval and early modern periods.

The manor of Bolsover

The creeks and marshes along the Essex coast contain large areas of salt marsh.  These were used as land to graze sheep in summer, but were often f