Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
a payment made in the mediaeval ages by certain tenants of abbeys to. the abbot or prior, in lieu of providing a temporary summer habitation for him when he came from a distance to inspect the property. — Lee, Gloss. of Liturg. Terms, s.v.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Summer-House Silver'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/s/summer-house-silver.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.