Middleton Life: MIddleton in the Domesday Book

Following on from yesterday’s fun poll which asked which famous survey/publication mentions Middleton in 1086, we can now reveal the answer, which was:

 The Domesday Book!

The Domesday survey lists that in “rodewelle [rothwell] and loftose, carletone thorpe and middletone’ there is pasturable woodland 2 leagues in length and 1 in breadth.” It also shows that Middleton originated as an agricultural village.