File Name Nicolson1877
Call Number DA 670 C9 N6 1877
Title Miscellany Accounts of the Diocese of Carlile, with the Terriers Delivered in to me at my Primary Visitation. By William Nicholson, Late Bishop of Carlile. Edited by R. S. Ferguson, M.A., F.S.A.
Short Title Miscellany Accounts of the Diocese of Carlile.
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Imprint London: George Bell & Sons. Carlisle: C. Thurnam & Sons. 1877.
Edition 1
Publication Date 1877
Volumes 1
Pages 274
Copies 1
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography 3 preliminary leaves, 274 pages ; 23 cm. Brown cloth covers with brown endpapers and paste downs. Blind stamped fillet around edges of boards; upper board filled in black. Gilt lettering on upper cover and spine. Cover title is, 'Cumberland & Westmoreland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society'. Spine title is, Miscellany accounts of the Diocese of Carlile / Bp. Nicolson, 1703. Text is from a manuscript by Nicolson, recording events of 1703 - 1704
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Title URI http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10889633
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Miscellany Accounts is a record of Bishop William Nicolson’s 1703–4 tour of the diocese of Carlisle, published and printed by the Cumberland and Westmoreland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society in 1877. Nicolson keeps careful notes on the state of church-owned buildings and land in each parish he visits, placing emphasis on buildings in need of repair (which, it seems, are most of them). Also included in his record are the salaries of rectors, vicars, and other church affiliates, and the income of the land. Salary discrepancies are noted, as are disputes among the parishioners (dissenters figure prominently in several entries). On the whole, Nicholson’s narrative is one of decline: churches are falling apart, revenue is shrinking, and communities are becoming divided. The impressive detail of the entries makes the text an important historical document and explains the Antiquarian and Archaeological Society’s decision to print it. A general index and indices of people and places are included in the back of the book. The SFU LDC copy is in excellent condition, bound in red cloth. A former owner’s signature appears on the title page with the date “23/4/85.”

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