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Benefice of ST HELENS

(WN.WN.IS.14) 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:
£ 20. 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:
ST HELENS
SZ6368941 ded: ST HELEN     
VICARAGE     

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, St Helen, Isle of Wight, Hants, priory, Cluniac Monks (alien) 2     

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 (inst.) vicarage 1307

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 Sancte Elene     
variants
£ 20. 0s. 0d.
30m.
Vicaria eiusdem non excedit     
variants
(listed as exempt: too low in value)

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     Notes:
1 The original church of St Helens was in a bad condition as far back as the sixteenth century. The grid reference is for its tower, which is all that remains, the rest being lost to the sea. In 1717 a new church was built more than 1km inland.     
2 The prior of St Helens was given permission in 1355 to exercise the cure of souls in this church, which was noted as appropriated to the priory: RegEding1 155, and see VCHHants5 193 n.69. The note in WCWN 47 indicating appropriation to Carisbrooke priory seems to be in error.     

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