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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 holdings which are listed elsewhere in the taxatio text.

     Assessment for tax:
£ 9. 9s. 3.5d.

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:
ST776583 ded: ST JOHN THE BAPTIST     

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.

ecclesiastical, Bath and Wells, Somers, bishop, 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:
No (inst.) rectory 1319

The Full Entry section displays the basic text of the new edition of the taxatio based on the Latin texts available. Each line represents a taxable item. The full Latin text from the manuscript appears on the left in bold. The corresponding value appears on the right both in pounds shillings and pence and beneath in marks

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

Supplementary information relating to the benefice or to other data given in the display. A source button after the note gives the full reference for the information. If a reference abbreviation in the note is not expanded in the source button, the full reference can be found in the References menu (forthcoming). If the note mentions a benefice by benkey rather than name, it can be found via the benkey search option.

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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