codes for counties
There were 31 counties in Great Domesday if Rutland is accepted as a separate county, 3 in Little Domesday.
What were to become the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and north Lancashire were included in the Yorkshire folios, while south Lancashire was appended to Cheshire. In addition, there were separate sections for Claims appended to Huntingdon, Lincoln and Yorkshire, and a kind of index to the Domesday account of Yorkshire known as the Yorkshire Summary. Finally, a late addition to the text for Yorkshire, made after 1113, details the fief granted then to Robert Brus, composed of manors which had belonged to other landowners in 1086.
These counties and special sections and their codes are set out below in the order of the Domesday folios, the blank lines indicating changes of circuit:
HC: Huntingdonshire Claims
YC: Yorkshire Claims
LC: Lincolnshire Claims
YS: Yorkshire Summary
For the use of codes in searching the text, see properties and property searching.