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This figure is the total assessed value of the benefice. Note that for a cathedral church a zero figure is given because its assessed value is derived from a number of holdings which are listed elsewhere in the taxatio text.

     Assessment for tax:
£ 40. 0s. 0d.

This section gives the modern name of the benefice together with the church dedication and the Ordnance Survey grid reference of the church (click the grid reference to locate the church building on Google Maps). Constituent parts of the benefice, such as vicarage, or any dependent chapels, pensions, portions and prebends, with their values, are also listed here.

     Benefice details:
PROVOSTSHIP OF WELLS CATHEDRAL (collegiate dignity or prebend comprising largely of spiritualities)
COMBE ST NICHOLAS (prebendal church)
ST301112 ded: ST NICHOLAS
WASTON (prebendal chapel)
ST2910911 ded: UNKNOWN
CHARD (prebendal church)
ST323082 ded: ST MARY     
WELLINGTON (prebendal church)
ST140209 ded: ST JOHN THE BAPTIST     
WEST BUCKLAND (prebendal chapel)
ST173204 ded: ST MARY     
WINSHAM (prebendal church)
ST374062 ded: ST STEPHEN     

This section shows the patronage status of the benefice in 1291-2, the date of the taxatio, as much as can be found in contemporary or near-contemporary sources. The line includes the type of patronage: ecclesiastical, monastic or secular; the name of the patron; and for monastic patrons, the order of their religious house. If the patronage is ecclesiastical or monastic, then it may be an appropriated church. This is shown by the "If Appropriated" line below.

ecclesiastical, Bath and Wells, Somers, bishop, 2     

This section states whether or not the benefice was appropriated at or near 1291-2, the date of the taxatio. The line may include the type of position instituted, collated or presented and the date, but this information is shown only if available from contemporary or near-contemporary sources.

     If appropriated:

This section displays the Latin text of the new edition of the taxatio based on the best sources available. Each line lists a taxable item and its assessed value in pounds, shillings and pence. Immediately below this figure is its equivalent value in medieval marks (NB.1mark=13s4d.) Click on the source button at the end of the item to see the full source reference for it.

     Full entry:
Prepositura Well' 3     
£ 40. 0s. 0d.

The Notes provide supplementary information relating to the benefice or to other data given in the display. Click on the source button at the end of the line to see the full reference(s) for the information. If the note contains a reference abbreviation that is not expanded in the source button, then it should be possible to use the abbreviation to find the full reference in the References Menu (forthcoming). If the note mentions a benefice by benkey rather than by name, the name can be found via the benkey search option, top-right on the screen.

1 The grid reference is for Chapel Cottage at the site of the deserted medieval village named as Weston on the OS map.
2 The provostship, not strictly speaking a cathedral dignity, was an office in the patronage of the bishop of Bath and Wells: LeNeveRev1BW 113-14. For the vicarage of Wellington, to which in all probability the provost presented, see BW.TA.TA.20. The provost also presented to the vicarage of Combe St Nicholas (as in 1265: RegWGiff 8 and see RegDrok 86), and to the vicarage of Chard (as in 1311: RegDrok 46), and to the vicarage of Winsham (as in 1322: RegDrok 201); these three vicarages were clearly too low in value to be listed as taxable.     
3 For the churches attached to the provostship see LeNeveRev1BW 43-5, 114. Income from the churches was divided also between the fifteen Combe prebends (BW.BA.WC.32-3, 38-50). The vicarage of Wellington was assessed separately: see BW.TA.TA.20. The provost at the time of the taxatio, and his immediate successors, (LeNeveRev1 77, Le NeveRev2BW 77) were apparently also prebendaries of Wiveliscombe (separately valued: BW.BA.WC.16), but this prebend not considered to be annexed to the provostship.     

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