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by rwhoyle
27 Jan 2019, 20:40
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 18th Century Recipe Booklet - for cows
Replies: 9
Views: 5605

Re: 18th Century Recipe Booklet - for cows

The person who might be interested is Professor Louise Curth at Winchester.

I am afraid that it is very hard for historians to use documents in private hands as it may well be impossible to verify the information they contain.
by rwhoyle
27 Jan 2019, 14:05
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 6399

Re: Animal stockades

It would be interesting to see the hawthorns to see how mature they are. I don't think of Hawthorn as being particularly long lived, but that might be mistake.

Also the exact location to see whether the stockade has any presence on the map, contemporary ort historic. Is it on common land?
by rwhoyle
08 Jan 2019, 23:31
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Common Rights
Replies: 4
Views: 3312

Re: Common Rights

Dear Barbara,
On wildfowling, see the chapter by John Martin in the book I edited in 2007, Our hunting fathers. Field sports in England after 1850.
RIchard
by rwhoyle
12 Oct 2018, 19:48
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: research into monasteries
Replies: 2
Views: 6080

Re: research into monasteries

The literature is enormous. Much of it is contained in studies of individual monastic houses. I would suggest that you star with a good medieval economic history (so Chris Dyer, Making a living in the Middle Ages or Richard Britnell, Britain and Ireland 1050-1530. You could approach the question thr...
by rwhoyle
12 Oct 2018, 17:29
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 23859

Re: Murrain

Dear Alan, To re-enter the fray on this after Catherine was talking about another contributor's recent post, I wondered whether you had looked at the online newspapers. Murrain does not come up very often in the Wiltshire papers, but there are reports of a disease of cattle and pigs in Somerset in t...
by rwhoyle
17 Sep 2018, 20:53
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Eighteenth-century potatoes
Replies: 7
Views: 34555

Re: Eighteenth-century potatoes

Dear Nutmeg - my thanks for this which is very interesting. Richard
by rwhoyle
02 Aug 2018, 15:49
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Model Farms
Replies: 5
Views: 13565

Re: Model Farms

I would start with P. S. Barnwell and Colum Giles, English Farmsteads 1750-1914 (1997) and then S. Wade Martins, Farmers, landlords and landscapes: rural Britain, 1720-1870 (2004). There are chapters on farm buildings in the Agrarian History of England and Wales.
by rwhoyle
09 Jun 2018, 13:11
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 23859

Re: Murrain

Murrain at what date?
by rwhoyle
23 May 2018, 20:37
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Question about an AGRICULTURAL SERVANTS OFFICE sign
Replies: 2
Views: 17868

Re: Question about an AGRICULTURAL SERVANTS OFFICE sign

There are attempts to establish exchanges for agricultural servants at various points in the mid-19th century. A quick newspaper search shows that there was one in Gloucester c. 1841. I know of one which was launched at Chippenham (Wilts) c. 1859. The idea was to place the hiring of servants on a ne...
by rwhoyle
11 Oct 2017, 12:03
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Definition of a Beast
Replies: 4
Views: 28526

Re: Definition of a Beast

There are rule of thumb equivalents which can be used in stints. In the context here, I would have thought that a beast is a male animal and the followers are calves.