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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
The Hall Garth Manor
Stoddowe/Barwick/Rudston Fee/Teresa Cottage
In 1720 Dolman lists being in possession of the 'Manor or Lordship' of:

Pocklington, Barwick and Stoodhow or Hall Garth, Waplington, Bolton, Bealby,
Burnby, Youlthorpe, Ousthorp, Meltonby, Giveingdale.

which indicates that the 'Barwick and Stoodhow or Hall Garth' was still
viewed as a separate manor in 1720, although it was within the parish
of Pocklington and owned by the same Lord of the Manor. The document
also indicates that all the manors had their own manorial courts and
officers. (Ref. below) .
Until c1294 there was only one other manor in Pocklington, which was
owned variously by the King and the Counts of Aumale. But in or before
1294 Isabella de Fortibus, Dowager Countess of Aumale, gave a manor as
described below in the state papers to Remigius de Pokelyngton;

'On 4 Aug., 1294, the Sheriff of Yorkshire was ordered to restore to
Roger, son and heir of Remigius de Polcelington, until the next
Parliament, sixteen bovates of land, one mill, and fourteen marcs rent
with appurtenances in Pokelington, which Remigius de Pokelington and
Dionisia his wife held of the gift and grant of Isabella de Fortibus,
late Countess of Albemarle'

Isabella was granted Pocklington by the King as wardship for William de
Fortibus' children, but as his widow she probably already held a third
of her husband's estates for life. It could be that this third was the
estate that she devolved to the de Pokelyngton's. The King initially
did not accept this transfer, but then decided to allow it.

This was confirmed by the King after Remigius' death when 'Dionisia,
who was wife of Remigius de Pokelington, on the day of her death held
nothing of the King in chief, but she held of the heir of Isabel de
Fortibus, formerly Countess of Albemarle, having been enfeoffed
together with her husband by charters of the Countess granted to them
and the heirs of Remigius. So she held 20 bovates of land in
Pokelington, each bovate with meadow and appurtenances, worth by the
year 10s.; a watermill, worth 40s. a year; the services of tenants of
21 bovates of land there (the service of each bovate worth 2s. 6d.) ;
and rents of two cottars, yearly 2s.; and free courts every three
weeks, worth by the year half a marc.'

This therefore created two manors:

1) the now reduced royal manor, and 2) the de Pokelyngton manor.

It was clearly a separate manor in c1300s when the de Pokelyngtons
and de Creppings were fighting the Meaux monks and had competing
markets. Roger de Pokleyngton gave his manor to his nephew Robert de
Crepping in 1303 (after hiving off a few days earlier a 'messuage and 4
bovates of land in Pocklington and Ousethorpe to fund the family
chantry priest in All Saints), Henry de Percy, lord of Pocklington, and
Robert de Creppingg, lord of Pocklington and the state archives list in
1306 'Henry de Percy, lord of Pocklington, and Robert de Creppingg,
lord of Pocklington' jointly petitioning the King for a tax reduction.

The local de Crepping lands were inherited by the Stoddowes (Denise Stoddowe was Robert de Crepping's daughter) later in the 14th C, but not before Robert de Crepping had sold 'a messuage, 4 tofts, 8 bovates of land, 60 acres of meadow and 60 acress of rents in Barmby and Pocklington to the richest local resident Thomas de Berewyk in May 1322.

The assumption that de Berewyk had bought some land but not
any manorial rights, is contradicted by Dolman's 1720 survey of the 'Barwick and Stoddow' manor indicating some sort of joint ownership continuing. The Dolman document indicates that it had continued as a separate, if
subsidiary manor, known as 'The Barwyk & Stoddowe manor' or
alternatively 'The Hall Garth Manor'.

Hall Garth is mentioned in several documents in the 18th C as the original name for the site of what became Teresa Cottage. It is likely therefore that the Teresa Cottage site previously contained the house of Remigius de Pokelyngton and Thomas de Berewyk, both in their day likely to have been Pocklington's richest inhabitants. The above explains why the Teresa Cottage site looks to have been more upmarket than the traditional Manor House site off Railway Street. It also gives a possible origin to the substantial amounts of stone in the vicinity, though there seems to have been no stone buildings in the town apart from the church by c1600, for Thomas de Berewyk, for whom money was no object c 1330, building a house of stone at the same time that he was
financing the expansion of the church, and possibly even using the same
materials or craftsmen, makes sense. De Berewyk died c1350 and his
property was inherited by his daughter who already lived in a mansion
of her own - she had married a Rudston of Hayton.

(The above research is by Phil Gilbank)

sale of pocklington manor 1780
From: St. James's Chronicle or the British Evening Post March 28, 1780
Morning Post
Morning Post and Daily Advertiser from August 9th 1782

An advert for the sale of the Manor in 1782, which describes a mansion house in two and a half acres of garden well cropped and planted and which is possibly the Teresa Cottage site.

Living there was a Lewis (or Louis) Vigoureux a "tenant at will". He must have been temporarily renting the manor house.

He is an interesting character, and very well connected through his wife who was Anna Marie Martin and her genealogy goes back through the Earls of Peterborough to William the Conquerer. The Vigoraux's (various spellings) were a notable catholic family from the continent. They had issue in Pocklington about the same time as the advert, but also at Everingham which is where catholics were baptised at this time.
Morning Chronicle February 20 1795
Death of Louis Vigouraux
Louis Vigoureux's obituary appeared in
The Gentlemans magazine Volume 83 Part 2 - Page 700 - 1813
hull packet vigouraux
The Hull Packet and East Riding Times, December 17th 1858.
Sale of Pocklington Manor in 1787
From: Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser, April 7, 1787
Teresa Cottage

Teresa Cottage is possibly the location of an old
Mediaeval Manor House.
1854 O.S. map)

1910 Teresa
Remnants of an old stone wall still surround the site and older residents, have recollections of the findings of dressed stone when building the houses in Beech Court. The map above is the 1910 O.S. Map.
Remnants of the old wall surrounding the site still survive.
Teresa Cottage

A rare surviving photograph of Teresa Cottage
before it was demolished in April 1909 (Ref. 1910 Land Tax)

ww teresa
William Watson's 1855 drawing of Teresa Cottage where John Singleton Esquire lived. Note how the windows and door configuration match the photo above.
Origin of 'Teresa' - Neave states it was named after Theresa Constable Maxwell, an early owner of the site. Teresa Lodge was it's earlier name. In 1829, Rev. David Jones was living there, and later in 1834, John Burnell esq. was at Theresa Lodge. John Singleton, land agent, married the widow of John Burnell in 1841, and after this, the name Teresa Cottage seems to be exclusively used rather than Teresa Lodge..
The York Herald and General Advertiser, May 01, 1824
Jones 1825
Yorkshire Gazette - Saturday, 31st December 1825
The York Herald and General Advertiser, August 16, 1828
The York Herald and General Advertiser, January 02, 1841
The York Herald and General Advertiser, April 27, 1844
The Hull Packet and East Riding Times May 28 1847
The Hull Packet and East Riding Times, December 1, 1854
The York Herald, January 05, 1887
The Leeds Mercury, January 6, 1887
Manor Buildings
The old race horse stables of the Singleton family
can be seen on this photograph
Chapmangate manor buildings
The house where the last manor court was held and called
the 'Manor House' in the 1910 Land Tax.

manor court doc
Thomas Grant the builder was a member of the manor court
1294 On 4 Aug., 1294, the Sheriff of Yorkshire was ordere(i to restore to Roger, son and heir of Remigius de Polcelington, until the next Parliament, Sixteen bovates of land, one mill, and fourteen marcs rent with appurtenances in Pokelington, which Remigius de Pokelington and Dionisia his wife held of
the gift and grant of Isabella de Fortibus, late Countess of Albemarle, and which by the precept of Hugh de Cressingham and his fellows. Justices Itinerant in
the said county, he look into the King's hand, and ejected the said Roger therefrom, as they belonged to the King as his escheat, together with the issues taken there- from, from the time of taking the same into the King's hand, so as he
shall answer to the King for the said issues, if he shall wish to have them
(Rot. Fin,22 Edw. I., m. 7). May 12, 1297. Clyst St. Mary. Escheator ordered to Seize the lands of Dionisia, widow of Remigius de Pokelington, and on 17 June following the fealty of Roger, her son and heir, was taken at Westminster {Ibid., 25 Edw. I., mm. 10, 14).
1829 EH 289 327
Deeds Registry at Beverley
Memorial Lease and Release seventeenth and eighteenth days of November 1829 between Teresa Haggertson Constable late of Pocklington now in Thayer Street Manchester Square Marylebone Middlesex Spinster of the one part and John Burnell of Pockllington Gentleman of the other part and the Release made or expressed to be made Between the said Teresa Haggertson Constable of the first part the said John Burnell of the second part William Hobson of Copmanthorpe York Farmer of the third part Charles Haggertson Constable Stanley late of Allerthorpe in said County of Somerset a esquire of the fourth part and Martin Burnell of Bishopthorpe in the said Ainsty of the city of York Gentleman of the fifth part messuage tenement  a dwelling house with the barn stable and other Out Buildings and garth adjoining and belonging also  All that piece or parcel of pasture grounds containing by all that three acres two woods and 28 perches two acres three roads and ten perches  Also one other close or parcel of a Ground being called the Corn Field containing 4 acres 10 perches one other close piece parcel grass field 4 acres one wood 36 perches making together fifteen acres and 3 perches formerly known as Hall Garths and Beckland premise lying together at Pocklington and joining upon the same dwelling houses formerly occupied by Teresa Haggertson Constable and Rev David Jones are now of the said John Burnell and Teresa Haggertson Constable of John Weddall and boardered by lands belonging to Robert Dennison Esq of the north, the road called the Mile on the West, on the Mill called Low Mill on the east and Mill Dam on the south.
1315 'Close Rolls, Edward II: February 1315', Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward II: volume 2: 1313-1318 (1893), pp. 144-157
20 February 1315
Westminster.   To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the tenants of sixteen bovates of land, a mill and of fourteen marks of yearly rent in Pokelyngton of 20l. yearly for the issues of the same from the time when they were taken into the late king's hands, the late king having, on 12 November, in the 22nd year of his reign, ordered the sheriff of York to restore the premises and the issues thereof to Dionisia, wife of Remigius de Pokelington, they having been taken into the late king's hands by Hugh de Cressyngham and his fellows, justices in eyre in that county, because Dionisia and Remigius entered them without the king's licence, they having been enfeoffed thereof by Isabella de Fortibus, late countess of Albemarle, who held them of the late king in chief.
1356 'Close Rolls, Edward III: June 1356', Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: volume 14: 1374-1377 (1913), pp. 560.
28 June 1356
Tower of London.       To the justices of the Bench. Order that John Freboys of Meltynby be not put in default etc. because of his absence on Wednesday the morrow of the Purification last in a cause between Robert de Stodehagh and Dionysia his wife plaintiffs and the said John and Katherine his wife tenants concerning a messuage and three bovates of land in Barneby by Pokelyngton, nor in a cause between the same parties concerning ten bovates of land in Meltynby; as he was that day in Scotland on the king's service by order etc. By p.s. [23166.]
1386 'Close Rolls, Richard II: November 1386', Calendar of Close Rolls, Richard II: volume 3: 1385-1389 (1921), pp. 177-186.
Nov. 3. Westminster.  To John Bygod escheator in Yorkshire. Order to take the fealty of Dionysia daughter and heir of Robert de Creppyng, to take of her security for payment of her relief, and to give her livery of a toft and four bovates of land in Barneby by Pokelyngton and two tofts and sixteen bovates of land in Meltenby; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Katherine who was wife of John Freboys at her death held no lands in that county in chief or of others in her demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the premises in Barneby in chief by the service of finding half an archer within York castle forty days in time of war, and the premises in Meltenby of others than the king, all as jointly enfeoffed with Remigius Creppyng sometime her husband (previously deceased) by gift of the said Robert made with the king's licence to them and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion to the grantor and his heirs, and that Remigius and Katherine died without issue, wherefore by the form of the gift the premises ought to remain to the said Dionysia, who is of full age; and for half a mark by her paid in the hanaper the king has respited her homage until the quinzaine of Easter next.
Particulars of papist's estate - Robert Dolman of Pocklington esquire, estates in Pocklington, Barwick, Stoodhow alias Hall Garth, Waplington, Bolton, Bealby, Burnby, Youlthorpe, Ousthorp, Meltonby, Giveingdale
Roger Bellingham research
Lease and Release for 3& 4 October 1804 from John Weddall to Teresa H Constable (CG 534 869) and another for 18 & 19 November 1829 from Teresa H Constable to John Burrell. The description of the property is virtually identical so the second is probably copied from the first. It is said to be formerly known as Hall Garths and Becklands, bounded on the north by Robert Dennison, on the west by the Mile on the east by Low Mill and on the south by the Mill Dam. The 1804 L&R says purchased by John Weddall from Helen Parker, John Richardson & Mary his wife and Robert Dennison Esq. Could have bought from them severally, and on separate occasions. John Weddall in the 1804 L&R must be the John Weddall c1770-c1825, the son of the John Weddall who moved to Selby by his first wife.
Denison bought Pocklington manor etc from Dolman trustees in 1792. No mention of Teresa Cottage is made the in transfer. John Richardson married Mary Spence at Pocklington on 8 December 1791.So John Weddall is unlikely to have bought Teresa Cottage from Robert Denison. Probably it was bought from Helen Parker. The 1829 L&R says lately in the occupation of Rev David Jones and purchased by Teresa H Constable from John Weddall.
1824 Baines Rev David Jones appears but with no address. However Thomas Richardson Gent is listed at Hall Garth.
1824 Ayres Owner Teresa H Constable and occupied by Thomas Richardson.
1834 Poll Book John Burrell
1838 Valuation House and garden is listed as Teresa Lodge and occupied by Mrs Burrell
1886 Powell & Young have deeds of Teresa Cottage starting with abstract of John Singleton’s will of 1886 when acreage was 13a 3r 7p ie unchanged since 1824.
(Allisons Land Development re the Paddock)
David Neave says built at end of C19 replacing a late C18 house. (Pock Town Trail)
1910 Land Tax
IR 58/94847/994
Prior to April 1909:
A) Old Brick stiled house in poor repair. 6 bedrooms & bathroom, drawing room, dining room, front kitchen, back kitchen & 2 pantrys & wood & glass shelter at back door.
B) Coal Ho. old cow ho. used as tool house & oat house
C) Cow ho. for 4 & E.C.
D) Barn, saddle house, passage into fold yd. Loose box and Granary over & E.C. & ash pit.
E) Loose Box & dog kennels (all pulled down since 1909)
F) Dog yd, hoose Box & 2 stall stable (all pulled down since 1909)
H) wash house & office & cellar under office. All old brick & tiled.
K) boiler ho. & pigstye divided by brick wall (pulled down since Apr. 1909)

Since Apr. 30th 1909 all these bldgs have been pulled down with exception of H) which has been repointed etc.

New Buildings

A) New Brick stiled bungalow consisting of dining room & drawing room (each with french window on to verandah). Kitchen & dairy, W.C. bathroom, 2 bedrooms & large best bedroom. 1st floor 2 maids rooms & 4 good boxrooms / sloping roof/ utilising all space left.
B) E.C. Coal House, Electric Power House & battery ho., tool house
C) Motor House (concrete floor and pit)
D) Loose box and 2 stall stable
E) wash house (granary over) & office with cellar below. Few firs on garden but majority of timber (several elms etc.) cut down & value of property depreciating owing to fact that it is now much overlooked. Area 1a-1r-20p.
Electric light to all bldgs.
1910 Land tax Teresa Cottage