West Monkton

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About the ParishWest Monkton church

West Monkton is a widespread parish, stretching from the Quantocks in the North, to the M5 motorway on the edge of Taunton Deane to the South, and as far as Tone Way to a point on the western side of the Creech Castle Hotel in the west


To see the entry in the Doomsday Book for West Monkton, please click on the link below

Domesday Book (2)

The church itself holds WEST MONKTON. TRE it paid geld for 15 hides. There is land for 20 ploughs. Of this Bishop Walkelin holds of the abbot 5 hides and 1 virgate of land in demesne, and
there are 3 ploughs and 7 slaves; and 20 villans and 7 bordars with 7 ploughs. There are 20 acres of meadow, and 100 acres of pasture and 24 acres of woodland. It is worth 7l. In this vill Roger holds of the abbot 4 hides and 3 virgates of land, and Serlo 2½ hides. Those who held them TRE could not be separated from the church. There are 4 ploughs in demesne and 3 slaves; and 8 villans and 11 bordars with 2½ ploughs, and 19 acres of meadow and 40 acres of pasture. Between them it is worth 4l10s. The church itself holds MARKSBURY. TRE it paid geld for 10 hides. There is land for 8 ploughs. Of this 4½ hides are in demesne, and there are 2 ploughs and 5 slaves; and 6 villans and 5…