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Benefice of CHILCOMPTON

(BW.BA.WL.03) variants

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 holdings which are listed elsewhere in the taxatio text.

     Assessment for tax:
£ 5. 0s. 0d.

The modern name of the benefice together with the church dedication and the grid reference of the church building (the latter can be used to access Google Maps). Constituent parts of the benefice, such as vicarage, dependent chapels, pensions, portions and prebends, with their values, are also listed here.

     Benefice details:
CHILCOMPTON
ST646524 ded: ST JOHN THE BAPTIST     
(pension) WELLS, SOMERS., CATHEDRAL, COLLEGIATE CHURCH £ 0. 2s. 0d.

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, secular or monastic; the name of the patron; and for monastic patrons, the order of their religious house.

     Patronage:
monastic, Bradenstoke, Wilts, priory, Augustinian Canons 1     

Whether or not the benefice was appropriated at or near 1291-2, the date of the taxatio. The line includes the type of position instituted, collated or presented, and the date. The information is shown only if available from contemporary or near-contemporary sources.

     If appropriated:
Yes 1320

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     Full entry:
Ecclesia de Chyldecompton'     
Excluded from the moiety
£ 4. 18s. 0d.
7.3m.
Pensio ecclesie Well' in eadem     
£ 0. 2s. 0d.
0.2m.

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     Notes:
1 The appropriation to Bradenstoke priory is indicated by the reference to the prior as rector of Chilcompton in 1320: RegDrok 178 and see EEA10 63-4, 151-2. Care must be taken in distinguishing the several 'Comptons' of this diocese, and subjection to the jurisdiction of the dean and chapter of Wells did not, of course, imply any patronage rights. This church was probably served by a stipendiary chaplain: see CollinsonSomers2 129. It is puzzling that, since it was apparently appropriated, it was included in the list of items not to be taxed for the moiety (items, that is, of ten marks or less in value and not held in plurality: PBW1d 2, as T 202). Appropriated churches were usually counted as held in plurality.     

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