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by Alan Wadsworth
27 Jan 2019, 20:21
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 18th Century Recipe Booklet - for cows
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: 18th Century Recipe Booklet - for cows

Hi Kelly,

I would welcome a scanned copy of the booklet - I am currently researching a set of farm diaries from the early 19th century, which has references to various “cures” being administered.

Many thanks, Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
27 Jan 2019, 20:18
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 2197

Re: Animal stockades

Following on from Richard’s observation, there is no obvious circular field in the immediate Four Ashes area - see https://maps.nls.uk/view/104183183 (Bucks XLII 10) - although there are two small circular enclosures to the south of Brand’s House in OS 147. Further, you may be interested in Hawbushe...
by Alan Wadsworth
27 Jan 2019, 19:54
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Comb Tool
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Comb Tool

Unless I am mistaken, this is a hackle used in the preparation of flax into fine fibre in order to prepare linen thread - see https://homeplaceearth.wordpress.com/20 ... -hackling/

Was flax grown locally in Wellesbourne, perhaps as late as 1960s?
by Alan Wadsworth
26 Jan 2019, 21:12
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 2197

Re: Animal stockades

A thought - I wonder whether your “stockade” is a pound for holding stray animals until they were reclaimed and paid for? In this case, the gap in the hedge could have been closed with a gate which was used on a temporary basis (perhaps borrowed from elsewhere) and thus is no longer present. In the ...
by Alan Wadsworth
12 Oct 2018, 18:56
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: research into monasteries
Replies: 2
Views: 4430

Re: research into monasteries

Tim, One starting point would be John Hare's book - A Prospering Society (http://www.uhpress.co.uk/books-content/a-prospering-society) - whilst the book is Wiltshire-focussed, the bibliography will point you in the direction of wider references - for example, Eileen Power - The wool trade in English...
by Alan Wadsworth
12 Oct 2018, 18:11
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 19954

Re: Murrain

Hi Tony, I will email you offline about the diaries, Regards, Alan Hi Alan, Greenwood beat me to the post by about an hour lol. I was fascinated to see that your reference was to a farming diary from Wiltshire albeit in 1830. I am currently researching the 1865-7 Cattle Plague and farming diaries wi...
by Alan Wadsworth
12 Oct 2018, 18:10
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 19954

Re: Murrain

Dear Richard,

Thank you - yes, I do have a BNO subscription and from that and the diary, I would agree that there was something very virulent going round. However, references to murrain seem to end in August 1831.

Best wishes, Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
09 Oct 2018, 15:50
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 19954

Re: Murrain

Thanks Greenwood,

The source was a diary of a farmer in Wiltshire - I suspect that if an animal died of anything which they couldn't identify, then it was clearly the murrain that had killed them!
by Alan Wadsworth
30 Aug 2018, 14:57
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 10
Views: 19954

Re: Murrain

Thanks Carole,

I am aware that murrain is often referred to as rinderpest or cattle plague, but you are suggesting that this is 1865-87, whereas I have a reference to Murrain dated 1830 ...

Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
02 Aug 2018, 16:11
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Model Farms
Replies: 5
Views: 11262

Re: Model Farms

You might also like to look at: (1) The English Model Farm: Building the Agricultural ideal, 1700-1914 by Susanna Wade Martins (2) J Bailey Denton's book The Farm Homesteads of England - this is available on Google Books at https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Farm_Homesteads_of_England.html?i...