Domesday Book

Roger Powell, the renowned bookbinder, was one of Edward Barnsley’s oldest friends.  In 1986 he advised on the rebinding of the Domesday Book for its ninth centenary. The manuscript is held at the National Archives at Kew, London. It is, in fact, divided into several volumes. Roger Powell suggested new oak book boards be made by the Barnsley Workshop. We carried out the commission using the very best quarter-sawn English oak.