|Caneberton / Chenemertone / -tune / Chinemertune: King's land.|
Simon de Montfort and his prisoner, Henry III, heard mass here, before the Battle of Evesham in 1265. Samuel Butler is said to have written part of Hudibras, published 1663-78, at the Ketch Inn.
|Chemesege: The Bishop of the same Church (Worcester) holds KEMPSEY CHEMESEGE . There are 24 hides paying geld, 5 of these are waste. There are 2 ploughs in the demesne, 13 villeins, and 27 bordars with 16 ploughs. There is a priest, 4 serfs and 2 bondswomen and 40 acres of meadow. The woodland is a mile long and ½ a mile wide. There are 13 hides in the demesne. In the time of King Edward it was worth £16, its present value is £7.|
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|Checinwiche: Urso from Worcester Church and Walter from him.|
Town, famous for its carpet-making industry, developed in the 18th century.
|Chideminstre: In CRESSLAU Hundred King William holds KIDDERMINSTER in lordship with 16 outliers: WANNERTON, TRIMPLEY, HURCOTT, FRANCHE, another FRANCHE, BRISTITUNE, HABBERLEY, FASTOCHESFELDE, WRIBBENHALL, RIBBESFORD, another RIBBESFORD, SUTTON, OLDINGTON, MITTON, TEULESBERGE, SUDUUALE. In these lands, including the manor, 20 hides. The whole of this manor was waste. In lordship, 1 plough; 20 more ploughs possible. 2 male and 4 female slaves. 2 mills at 16s; 2 salthouses at 30s; a fishery at 100d; woodland, 4 leagues. In this manor the reeve holds the land of one riding man; he has 1 plough and a mill at 5 ora. To this manor belongs 1 house in Droitwich and another in Worcester which pays 10d. The whole manor paid £14 in revenue before 1066; now it pays £10 4s by weight. The king has placed the woodland of this manor in the Forest. Of this manor's land, William holds 1 hide and the land of one riding man. He has 1 villager and 8 smallholders who have 4½ ploughs. Value 11s. Also of this land Aiulf holds 1 virgate. 1 plough and 2 slaves there. Value 2s.|
|Chintune: 2 men-at-arms from Roger de Lacy. Hedged enclosure for catching wild animals.|
Knighton on Teme
|Cnistetone: St. Mary's from Worcester Church for the monks' supplies. Mill, fishery (with Eardiston).|
|Cnihtewic: Robert the Bursar from Worcester Church, formerly Edith, a nun.|
Now Kyre Green; Kyre Park House, mainly 18th century, with gardens by Capability Brown.
|Chure: Urso from Bishop of Hereford; Osbern FitzRichard and Herbert from him. Mill (10 packloads of grain).|