1) To cover a wall with plaster; to decorate a plastered surface.

The occupational by-name is on record in East Anglia from 1207 but Yorkshire references are scarce: c.1570 he dyd pargett and whyte the topps of the chambers, Woodsome. The alternative spelling ‘pargen’ has been noted in co. Durham from 1449-50 and later in York: 1541-2 settyng up off wallys and pargenyng xvs xd, York.

dates 1207 1449-1450 1570

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