Churchwardens’ Presentations are statements made on oath by the parish churchwardens at the visitation of the Archbishop of Sarum [Salisbury]. These visitations were made on a three year cycle with the hearings being held twice at Chardstock and once at Lyme Regis. The bishop was resident in Chardstock at the time staying in the Bishops Palace, sited to the south of St. Andrew’s Church and where The Court now stands.