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A Terrier of ye Vicarage of ye Parish of Upottery made in ye Year 1745 

  • The Vi: House fifty seven Foot long and twenty two broad is built with Stone & Earth & covered with Reed. There are five Rooms on ye Floor, a Hall, Kitchin, two Cellars & a Pantry, ye first floor’d with Lime & Sand, ye 2nd with Earth, ye other three with Stone, not wainscotted but ceil’d – four Chambers Outhouses, one Stable ten Foot long & nine broad – One Brewhouse seventeen Foot long & ten broad two Woodhouses one eighteen Foot long & ten broad, ye other five foot long & ten broad, all built with Flint & Earth & cover’d with Reed.
  • The Glebe all inclos’d, is four Acres, some Meadow & some arable, Bridge Meadow two Gapland one, Worm Grove & Home Close one more. The Court & Gardens half an Acre & fenc’d with Hedges. The Trees growing in & about ye Churchyard are twenty two Ashes & eleven Elms and on other Parts of ye Glebe are nine Ashes & Elms.
  • There is a Gift or Bequest of forty shillings a year (Land) for ye Repair of ye Church or ye Relief of ye poor, ye Writings concerning ye same are in ye Persons Custody yt pays ye Money.
  • Mortuaries none.
  • There are four Bells belonging to ye Church, no Clock, a Chalice of Silver & a Flagon of Pewter for ye Communion Service & other Decencies mark’d with Upottery.                             
  • The Church wardens are charg’d with ye Repairs of ye Church & Ch’yard Fences ye Chancel is repair’d out of ye great Tithes.       
  • The Clerk’s Salary is forty shillings a year paid him by ye Church wardens, & is appointed by ye minister.
This is a true Terrier as witness my Hand John French Curate.

Extracted from Devon County Council fiche UPOTTERY PR 3, 4  number 5 by Roy Parkhouse 22 September 2002.

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