Domesday is the earliest national survey of England. It records nearly every manor in England, giving details of what King William I could expect in taxes. In the London Borough of Barnet only the Manor of Hendon is recorded. The original document is in Latin. Below is a translation:
MANOR. The Abbot of St Peter's holds HENDON. It was assessed for twenty hides. The (arable) land is sixteen carucates. To the demesne pertain ten hides, and there are three ploughs there. The villanes have eight ploughs and five more could be made. A priest has one virgate there, and three villanes each half a hide, and seven yillanes each one virgate, and sixteen villanes each half a virgate, and twelve bordmen who hold' half a hide, and six cottages and one serf. Meadow for two oxen. Wood for a thousand pigs and ten shillings (rents). With all its profits it is worth eight pounds; the same when received: In the time of King Edward twelve pounds. This manor lay and lies in the demesne of the church of St. Peter.