Brighton was known as ‘Bristelmestune’ as recorded in the Doomsday book, the first census? in England.

The Domesday Book was commissioned in December 1085 by William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066.

The first draft was completed in August 1086 and contained records for 13,418 settlements in the English counties south of the Scottish border.

In the Doomsday survey of 1086, Brighton and three manors are recorded in the entry for Bristelmestune.

  • Brighthelmston-Lewes.
  • Brighthelmston-Michelham
  • Brighthelmston-Atlingworth, this last included the Church of St Nicholas.

The name Atlingworth survive today off St James Street as a Street name.