b'small part of the Long Cliffs were allotted to Thomas Williamson. East Gail Butts wasThe eight plots alongside Pocklington Road mirrored on the opposite side of Pocklingtonwere allocated as follows (starting with the Road by West Gail Butts. one shown in the diagram):3.The Long Cliffs were split between John Staveley and Richard Darley (the latter being1.Bridget Hirdmanthe lord of the manor in 1726). 2.Thomas Stillburne4.A series of eight plots were allocated along the3.John Hodgson line of the Pocklington Road and each referred4.Thomas Saundersonto as Part of the Cliffs (see box). 5.Henry QuartonPossible Derivations 6.William Richardson7.Overseers of the Poor 5.Butts2 these were irregularly shaped end- 8.Richard Darleypieces of the common field and such end-pieces can still be seen in this area on aerial photos. 43 7.Closea small, hedged or walled field, 6.Gailpossibly the same as gale meaning either at the edge of cultivation or taken in an area of land granted for a payment of rent;(enclosed) from the open-fields.gale is also bog-myrtle.2English Field Names by John Field, David & Charles, 19723Shorter Oxford English Dictionary4The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History by David Hey, Oxford University Press, 1996The Blacksmiths DoorMike PrattI n 2002 John Ibson was doing some work in the garden behind No 1 Main Street; an outside section of the outbuildings made of old and deteriorating planks of wood needed replacing and it had to be removed. Imagine Johns surprise when he saw that the side hidden from view was imprinted with names and covered in small horseshoe nails. Clearly it was an important find but how old was it and what purpose had it served before being used as part of the wall?Without any doubt it was originally the bottom part of a stable door with the names and the nails appearing on what would have been the inside surface. The accompanying photograph shows the find mounted on a wall outside what used to be Fishers blacksmiths shop.One immediate idea was that the door used to be a village notice board with the nails having secured the notices. But was this likely on the inside of a door and what about the names, some of which were upside down?The names must have been applied to the door before the nails and given that they were deeply imprinted they were either punched or burnt into place. Given the depth of the impressions, punching seemed unlikely for two reasons: a door wouldnt have been sufficiently supported to take the pressure and there were no signs of stress to the wood around the edges of the names.Such a door at a smithy suggests that theThe door, now mounted on the outside wall of what used to be the blacksmiths shop174 BULLETIN 11'