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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:
£ 9. 9s. 3.5d.

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:
ST776583 ded: ST JOHN THE BAPTIST     

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, 1     

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:
No (inst.) rectory 1319

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:
Ecclesia de Henton'     
£ 9. 9s. 3.5d.

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 patronage of this church had been granted to the Carthusians in 1232, at about the same time as the foundation of the Carthusian priory of Hinton, Somerset, and a little later, in 1262, the church was granted to the priory to be held at farm (see VCHSomers2 118-19, RegShrews1 280). Even so, the bishop of Bath and Wells apparently established his own patronage rights and certainly the right to collate (RegDrok 140, 274, and see WeaverIncumb 102). The patronage eventually passed to the priory in 1342, and the church became appropriated in 1344, with the ordination of a vicarage, to which the precentor of Wells cathedral - who had himself gained a right to the patronage - would present: VCHSomers2 119, CalWells1 395-6, RegShrews2 511-13. Whatever income the priory of Hinton may well have derived from this church in 1291-2, it is clear that at that time the assessed value of the church was that of the individual rector.     

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