Unlike the Geld Rolls which were listed by Hundreds, the Domesday Survey was listed under the headings of those who held the land as tenants in chief, so that the two surveys require to be studied together if it is desired to extract the items relating to one particular Hundred.
Most of the place names in the Domesday Survey can be readily located even when they have undergone considerable changes, but in the case of all the various Winterbourne villages along the two Dorset streams of the same name, they are almost all called simply Wintreburne.
It is therefore not possible to identify many of them with certainty and Winterborne Kingston, known to have been in Bere Hundred, is not on this account referred to in the following notes on the Domesday entries.
Places which were in the Hundred but which do not now come within the present parish are dealt with more briefly.
A. The Royal Manor.
Held by the King, it hidage is not known as it was not referred to as an individual manor.
B. Scetra or Scetre (Shitterton).
This seems to have been temporarily a royal manor at the time of Domesday.
Ulviet had held it before the conquest and Hugh Fitz Grip had held it subsequently.
It contained 5 hides of which the King held 3 1/2 in demesne and the villeins held 1/2 hide.
There was arable land for 4 ploughs of which the King held 1 and the villeins 1.
There were 4 acres of meadow, pasture 2 furlongs x2 furlongs, woodland 3 furlongs x3 furlongs, 6 villeins, 3 bordars, 5 serfs, 20 pigs and 120 sheep.
It was worth 100s. (£5) a year, but it had been worth £6 a year when Hugh Fitz Grip first received it.
C. The Churches of Dorchestre (Dorchester) and Bere.
For some reason these two church lands were dealt with together.
Bristuard the priest held them and their tithes, containing in all 1 hide and 20 acres and worth £4 a year.
D. Bere (Doddingsbere, now Doddings Farm).
Containing 1/2 hide and held by the wife of Hugh Fitz Grip as chief tenant.
William (De Monasteriis) was sub-tenant and Leomer had held it before the conquest.
There was a mill rendering 20s. (£1) a year, arable land for 1/2 plough, 6 acres of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, 1 bordar, 10 beasts, 45 sheep, 28 pigs and 1 pack-horse.
The manor was worth 30s. (£1.50) a year.