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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 a number of holdings which are listed elsewhere in the taxatio text.

     Assessment for tax:
£ 20. 0s. 0d.

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:
SZ6368941 ded: ST HELEN     

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

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:
Yes (inst.) vicarage 1307

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

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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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