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Benefice of DOVER, ST JOHN

(CA.CA.DO.U21) 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 a number of holdings which are listed elsewhere in the taxatio text.

     Assessment for tax:
£ 3. 6s. 8d.

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:
TR3194141, 2 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.

monastic, Dover, St Martin, Kent, priory, Benedictine Monks 3     

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 null

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 Sancti Iohannis Dovor'     
(listed as exempt: too low in value)
£ 3. 6s. 8d.

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1 The Saxon church of St John the Baptist (along with St Nicholas CA.CA.DO.15) was situated in the same building as St Martin's Priory Church. Each of them functioned as a parochial church.     
2 St Martin's was demolished in 1536-7, and the crypts of St Nicholas and St John were used as cellars for houses. The remains of St Martin's, known as St Martin-le-Grand, which housed the parish churches, are still preserved on the west side of Market Square, and the grid reference is approximate for this position.     
3 HainesDover (30-1, 44-5) indicates the possibility of a rectory; but since there is no contemporary or near-contemporary evidence of an individual rector the church may have been appropriated to the priory.     

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