In 1375 John Pyel obtained a license to establish a Collegiate Church made up of eight priests, was assigned their own seat and had considerable income and lands at hand. All eight of the original seats remain,  but the rich living provided dint help in their prayer lives  by 1442 Alnwick, Lord Bishop of Lincoln had to visit  to make judgments against all sorts of accusations of  'Wrongdoing, Malice,  Theft and Violence'