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St John the Baptist

Avon Dassett

12 July 2009

Parish Life

in Pre-Modern


Beat Kümin

University of Warwick

St John the Baptist, Avon Dassett (c. 1820)

Photos: Parish Council Website

Definition territorial unit for cure of souls
DefinitionTerritorial unit for cure of souls

St Mary, Cricklade (Tithe Map 1844)

Clergy and benefice

Priests in a late medieval

book illustration

Glebe Terrier from

West Meon (Hants, 1758)

Diebold schilling lucerne chronicle 1513


Diebold Schilling, Lucerne Chronicle (1513)

La te medieval wall painting lorgues france
Late medievalwall-painting,Lorgues (France)


Late medieval spirituality
Late Medieval Spirituality

‘The Great Rebuilding’: St Mary, Yatton (Som.)

‘Mass Foundations’:

Squint at St Nicholas, Bishops Sutton (Hants)

Richard Carter, churchwarden of Bramley (Hants, 1529)





Churchwardens’ accounts

of Bletchingly (Surrey, 1550)

Parish chest of Bishops Cleeve

(Glocs, 15thC)

Late medieval


Church house


‘Church ale’ house

(Colwall, c. 1530)

Late medieval heresy lollardy
Late medieval heresyLollardy

John Wycliffe (d. 1384)English Bible

Reformation changes
Reformation changes

Rood screen

at Binham




Singing of psalms

(Sternhold and Hopkins,

1607 edn)

Great English Bible

(Frontispiece, 1539)

State building
State Building

Late medieval doom Royal arms at Brailes

at Wenhaston (Suffolk) (Warwickshire, 1722)

Poor relief

Thomas Newcombe's late 17thC almshouses

at Dunchurch (Warwickshire)

The kineton hundred poor law returns 1639 transcribed by steve hindle
The Kineton Hundred Poor Law Returns, 1639 (transcribed by Steve Hindle)

Poor relief




Seating plan

for Whitton Church

(Lincs., 1799)

Challenges to the parish puritanism recusancy
Challenges to the parish: Puritanism & Recusancy

Th. Cartwright (d. 1603) Coughton Court (Warks.)

Growth of Arminianism

William Laud,

Charles I’s

Archbishop of


(d. 1645)

Arminianism contested

(Essex Quarter Sessions, 1641)

‘John Starkys … says that … [two parishioners] Jeremy Reeve and William Skynner, … did repair to the communion table in the chancel of the church and pull down the rails from about the table with their hands. And hedid see the saidpersons … bringing the rails out of the chancel into the churchyard and throw them over the wall into the highway. And he did see the said [people] set them on fire. …William Skynner … says that the reason for his so pulling down the rails was because they gave offence to his conscience, and that the placing of them was against God's laws and the king's’

Charles landseer the eve of the battle of edgehill 1642 1845 walker art gallery liverpool
Charles Landseer , ‘The eve of the battle of Edgehill, 1642’ (1845) [Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool]

Religious revolution

Puritan iconoclasm

by William



‘Jan. 5, 1643: At Linton, we took up 8 inscriptions, we beate downe 3 crucifixes, and 80 superstitious pictures, and brake the rayles, and gave order to deface 2 grave-stones, with Pray for our souls.’


Growth of Nonconformity

George Fox

(d. 1691),


of the



St Joseph (R. C.),

Avon Dassett

Pic: ‘Churches of Britain and Ireland’

Well worth looking after pics churches of britain and ireland pictures of england
Well worthlooking after!Pics: ‘Churches of Britain and Ireland’ / ‘Pictures of England’

For more information warwick network for parish research go warwick ac uk parishnetwork
For more information:Warwick Network for Parish