Though the area of land associated with the Hundred of Bradford appears large, it accounted for only a tenth of the total income of Shaftesbury Abbey received each year for more than 500 years. It was said at the time that, if the Abbess were to marry the Abbott of Glastonbury, their combined wealth would be greater than that of the King of England. As can be seen from the map, Limpley Stoke had the smallest area of the villages constituting the hundred. The town of Bradford was at the centre of the estate and the massive Tithe Barn, forming part of Barton Farm, was needed to store the enormous amounts of corn received in tithes each year. During this period, the priest at Holy Trinity Church in Bradford would be in charge of the chapels in each village. A later copy of the original 1001 AD document detailing the boundaries of the hundred has survived and is held in the British Museum. It is interesting to read of the earlier names of villages and descriptions of boundary features. The massive building that was Shaftesbury Abbey was quarried for its stone after the dissolution in 1539. Today, only the foundations remain on the site, though the lead coffin believed to contain the remains ofSt Edward was found last century and is now kept in a Russian Orthodox church at Woking, Surrey, where it is regarded as a sacred relic.