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by KellyJ
02 Feb 2019, 10:57
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 6383

Re: Animal stockades

Thanks Alan! The circular enclosure in front of brands house (147) is correctly placed! Interesting there are two (only one now). I’m a member of some great Nature groups so will see if I can get hold of a specialist who can help me age ‘my’ hawthorns. Thankyou for taking time out to help me, I’m re...
by KellyJ
02 Feb 2019, 10:50
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 6383

Re: Animal stockades

The hawthorns are very old. Hawthorns generally can live 300 to 400 years but a 700 year old one has been documented. I’ll get some photos. I’ve actually found a document written about the land so I’ll double check that too.
by KellyJ
27 Jan 2019, 09:58
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 6383

Re: Animal stockades

Thankyou so much. That’s very interesting. I’m going to take some measurements this week and get photos. I would say it’s approx up to about 50’ across. It’s difficult to accurately age the hawthorns as they are planted fairly close to each other, I’m guessing they won’t have reached their full pote...
by KellyJ
26 Jan 2019, 16:36
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 6383

Re: Animal stockades

I have found out a little more about hawthorn stockades. They were built with an inner circle with a gap (‘mine’ does have an inner circle) and the outer circle was built also with a gap but was filled with thorn branches that could be removed.
by KellyJ
26 Jan 2019, 09:55
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 6383

Re: Animal stockades

Good point about getting the animals from within out! We’ve noticed there seems to be part of an inner ring too with a gap, perhaps there was a gate at some point. I shall continue searching, Thankyou.
by KellyJ
25 Jan 2019, 18:18
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 6383

Re: Animal stockades

Thankyou! Yes, I thought the hawthorn stockades were to keep animals within protected from predators (this was from some info I found online) which made me wonder how old this particular hawthorn stockade is. It’s difficult to tell as the hawthorns have been planted fairly close together so they won...
by KellyJ
15 Jan 2019, 13:52
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 6383

Animal stockades

Hello, was my previous question regarding hawthorn stockades received please? Thankyou
by KellyJ
14 Jan 2019, 14:39
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 6383

Animal stockades

Hello there! I came across this site whilst trying to find a bit more about animal stockades. I can’t really find anything online so perhaps you can help. Near me in High Wycombe (South Bucks) is an area of land fairly well documented that contains the remains of a hawthorn circle (I have photos) wh...