Within the precincts of the cathedral grounds stood the bishop's palace (now in ruins), the houses of the dean and archdeacon (now North and South Colleges), and the manses of the canons.
The manses of the ousted ministers, in which, however, no lives were lost.
The churches and manses were frequently of the most miserable description, if not falling to decay.
The parliamentary return of 1888 showed the value of the teinds of 876 parishes to be £375,678 and the stipends paid to amount (exclusive of manses and glebes) to £242,330.
The entire endowments of the church, including manses and glebes but not church buildings, is about £3 0,000.
The " black oath," which bound those who took it never to oppose Charles in anything, was enforced on all ministers, and those who refused it were driven from their manses and often stripped of their goods.