b'ThomasEldred was succeeded by Archbishopmeadow - denotes grassland bordered by a stream Thomas I (1070-1100) who inherited a ruined Minsterand capable of being flooded, on which hay can be and a devastated province. It was during his time thatgrown. 1 acre of hay would keep one ox through the York first became subjugated to Canterbury winter, which is worrying when you do the maths manor - to be called a manor, Bishop Wilton must the meadow is only 18 acres and the tenants are have had a manor house, but as no demesne orsupposed to have 56 oxen, plus the possibility of home farm is mentioned, it must all have been rentedother non-ploughing oxen, and horses. Each manor out would consist of meadow land, grazing for sheep and goats, and woodland for swine pasture and for 3 leagues by 1 league - or 4 miles by 1 miles;timberthe essentials of manorial life. The meadow is this does not equate with the measurements of the6 furlongs by 3 furlongs, which is one-twentyfourth of current parish, as the actual length of a league didthe whole. vary from area to area. References:TRE - an abbreviation for the Latin Tempore RegisAdolphus Ballard: The Domesday Inquest (1923)Edwardiin the time of King Edward the Confessor.R Welldon Finn: The Domesday Inquest & the Making Manorial values are always given at the time of Kingof Domesday Book (1961)Edwardbefore 1066and currently, ie 1086.R Welldon Finn: Domesday Book. A Guide (1973)Bishop Wilton shows a very steep decline in value, inSally P J Harvey: Taxation and the Ploughland line with most places in this part of the world whichin Domesday Book, from Domesday Book, a had been devasted in reprisal for holding out againstReassessment the Normans. edited by Peter Sawyer (1985)sokeland attached to a manor for the purposes ofA Tindal Hart: Ebor: The Archbishops of York (1986)taxation and dues owed in labour and military service A Williams & G H Martin (Eds): Domesday Book. A wasteof no taxable value and probably laid wastecomplete Translation (2003)by the NormansThe Gooses WingMike Pratt: Based on information supplied by Eileen Hopper and Lily JebsonO ne day whilst I was showing visitors round the church, Eileen Hopper was cleaning in the chancel. In chatting, she commented on the speedy build-up of dust and dirt and mentioned how she had to get into the difficult corners with her Gooses Wing! Thinking that I had mis-heard her or that she was talking about a new type of cleaning device, I had to ask her to explain what she meant. She did better than that; she showed me the device in questiona long, white wing from a goose. I was amazed to discover that such wings were in common use in the village and that Eileen had obtained hers from Lily Jebson. Later in the day, spotting Lily in her garden as I passed, I couldnt resist pursuing the topic further. She showed me her supply of wings, both left and right handed versions, and said that quite a few people in the village used them.I wondered if such a well kept secret was known to the wider world. It was. A search of the Internet revealed this quote from The Book of Household Management by Mrs Isabella Beeton:The furniture must be carefully gone over in everyEileen Hopper displays her gooses wingcorner with a soft cloth, that it may be left perfectly free from dust; or where that is beyond reach, with a brush made of long feathers, or a gooses wing.BULLETIN 9 141'