Called in Domesday Book, Appleton. Roger Bigot had then 30
acres of land in demean, and one borderer. This with some lands of
his in Thurton, Carleton, and Mundham, were then valued at 30s. and
the soc was in the lord of the hundred. (fn. 1)
Robert de Vaux held it under Roger, and from the Vaux it came to
the Lords Roos, &c.; the lordship of Bergh also extended into it, as
may be seen in Bergh, but this town has been destroyed time immemorial. See in Bergh.
A church formerly belonged to it, dedicated to St. Martin, was a
rectory, in the patronage of the Vaux, and came by the heiresses of
that family, to the Nerefords, and Lord Roos. In the 8th of Henry III.
Robert de Nereford was querent, and Roger le Pavilly impedent, of
the advowson of this church, and 5 acres of land granted to Robert
and his heirs.
In the reign of Edward I. the rector had a manse, with 10 acres of
glebe; it was then valued with Bergh, and the lord of Bergh was
patron; it paid Peter-pence, 9d. after this, I find it called a chapel,
and has been destroyed about two centuries past.
|| T're Rogeri Bigoti.—In Apletona
xxx ac. t're. in d'nio. et i bord. totu'.
&c. val. sep. xxx sol. soca in hund.