b'Terriers 1684 to 1865Kate PrattThe Old Vicarage, builtin the 1760s according to a Terrier of 1770A n example of a Terrier was given in Bulletin 5;which Mr Darley [Lord of the Manor] was one, he the article provided an explanation of the varioustook down the house because no-one would dwell in terms used and explained that a Terrier was a reportit and because the Inhabitants said there was great listing the lands, tithes, dues and possessions oflikelihood that the lower part of the people would each church submitted to the Archbishop on histhemselves pull it down and burn it. Mr Dealtary was Visitation, roughly every 4 years.18 such documentsVicar of Bishop Wilton but also Rector of Skirpenbeck, for Bishop Wilton are preserved in the Borthwick atso it must be assumed that he was living there, and York University, dating from 1684 to 1865.In Localdid not require the cottage here. In the 1749 Terrier History terms it is very valuable to have a sequence ofthere was no building on the Main Street site, just a documents so that permanencies can be noted andfrontstead of a house with a little yard about 30 yards small changes can be tracked. Although the Terrierssquare.are formulaic andcertainly for the first 5 documentsThe Terriers from 1764 onwards are of a much - provide only the minimum of information, there arelonger format with a great deal more detail, so it is certain threads that can be followed. particularly frustrating that the one for 1764 is written on a very large piece of parchment that is so worn at The Vicarage the top edges that parts of it are totally illegible. In this One of those threads concerns the Vicarage, thealmost illegible section Mr Dealtary gives considerable building provided for the incumbent. From the earliestdetail about the Churchyard including dimensions and Terriers we can picture the Vicarage as a little cottageneighbouring landowners. To the north the Churchyard with a small barn adjoining with a little yard about 30boundary is marked only by 4 stones laid in the earth, yards square. We then learn a fascinating detail fromone of which is at the north-west corner from whence the one dated 1764; John Dealtary the present vicarwas formerly a stone-wall in a direct line to Mr Darleys pulled down the Vicarage house at Bishop Wiltonwash-house. He also describes the access points to and took it away to Scerpenbeck for his own use, thethe Church: on the south side through a small garth said house being in extreme bad repair. A footnotebelonging to John Stubbings is Church lane, which gives a bit more information: In the year 1745, withhas gates at both ends maintained by the parish; at the assent of some of the principal inhabitants, ofthe West end is a road for Mr Darley and his family to 286 BULLETIN 15'