b'above the Palace site (named Hall Garth) isof the 1700s.identified as Flattey Wood. Could this be theThe layout of the Palace fishponds is moreorigin of the naming of Flat Top House, i.e.extensive than is shown in later maps.Flattey Top? In his book, I Like My Choice: The3.OS maps from 1910  and 1927  seem Story of Garrowby, Lord Holderness says thatto show more antiquities like tumuli and when he came to live at Beechwood in 1947entrenchments than appear on more recent OS he renamed it according to old maps, Flat Topmaps. For instance, in a Chalk Quarry on the west House because of the remarkably flat summitside of Beacon Road, north of Great Givendale of the steep bank above the house. Flat Top(almost opposite Stonepit Plantation but sadly House is named as such on OS Maps foroutside the Parish of Bishop Wilton), there appears 1854 and 1910 although the farm was calledthe following: Spear heads etc, found AD 1817.Beechwood at least during the first half of the Other features:1900s.Manna Green Farm, which was on Bishop Following on from this, as pure speculation,Wilton Wold between Beacon Road and the it is possible that the access to the ManorRoman Road, has disappeared. House, at some time, was through the areasA sheepwash is shown at the top of thenamed Little Park and Lakeing Park. They havefootpath (No. 13) that ascends the Wold from continuous boundaries with the Manor Housejust outside the village on Pocklington Lane. It is plot and there is a kink in the existing road atclose to the parish boundary.  the point where entry could have existed to4.From the 1892 OS maps [4 & 7]:Little Park, thence to Lakeing Park and so toThere is a trackway up the centre of the topthe Manor House. Further investigation mightend of the village by the south side of the beck. help here. This ties in with Irene Megginsons memory of Henry Newby and others refer to the Lakeingbeing told that carriages stopped at the foot ofPark area as Matty Flats. This could relate tothe steps to let people off to go to Church or to Matthew Smith who owned the land at the endget to their houses. BULLETIN 2 21'