The Domesday book shows that Thatcham is the centre of a royal estate of a number of manors; Thatcham, Midgham, Greenham and Crookham. As a royal estate it pays no taxes. The Domesday entry for Thatcham records demesne lands as two hides and land for 25 ploughs, 35 villeins and 12 cottagers, with 25 ploughs between them; 12 houses of freemen worth 55/- rental per annum, two mills worth 22/6d per annum, 147 acres of meadow and woodland providing pannage for 60 hogs. The church of the manor is held by two clerics with three hides which are worth £3. Thatcham’s total value is £34.