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by Alan Wadsworth
02 Aug 2018, 16:11
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Model Farms
Replies: 3
Views: 4243

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...
by Alan Wadsworth
09 Jun 2018, 16:04
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 2
Views: 6810

Re: Murrain

5 May 1830
by Alan Wadsworth
09 Jun 2018, 08:39
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Murrain
Replies: 2
Views: 6810

Murrain

I am looking for an academically-respectable reference for the definition of "murrain" - something other than Wikipedia!

Thanks, Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
14 Feb 2018, 16:29
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 26729

Re: Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland

Hi Bob, Thanks for this. Sounds as though it is a simpler version of the more conventional swathe board and swathe stick that you would find at the end of the bar on most cutter-bar mowers. These usually are connected with a sprung bolt to the outer shoe, which is basically a beefed-up version of th...
by Alan Wadsworth
31 Jan 2018, 12:58
Forum: LibRAL
Topic: Milford wheelwright from Thorverton
Replies: 2
Views: 11445

Re: Milford wheelwright from Thorverton

Hi Sarah,

I assume that you have found this - https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Thomas_Milford_and_Son

and followed through the relevant links?

Best regards, Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
26 Jan 2018, 21:34
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Thomas Hardy and farm turnover in the 1830s
Replies: 1
Views: 9650

Re: Thomas Hardy and farm turnover in the 1830s

Hi,

have you tried searching for farm diaries or farm accounts in Dorset, either at

MERL: https://rdg.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/merl/

Or

Dorset Record Office

http://dcc.dorsetforyou.com/calmview/
by Alan Wadsworth
26 Jan 2018, 21:24
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Ironwork in a threshing barn
Replies: 2
Views: 22383

Re: Ironwork in a threshing barn

Hi Philip,

Apologies for delay in reply - distracted by other stuff.

The purlins are not overspanning. The attachments appear to be 1” dia steel bar.

Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
03 Dec 2017, 21:34
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Definition of a Beast
Replies: 4
Views: 20733

Re: Definition of a Beast

Well ... I believe that the key lies in “4 cows and 6 beast”. Even today, farmers in Wiltshire and Worcestershire distinguish between cows (which are used to produce milk) and cattle (not used for milk - either male or female). On this basis, beasts are cattle - male and female. As a previous contri...
by Alan Wadsworth
11 Oct 2017, 10:59
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Definition of a Beast
Replies: 4
Views: 20733

Re: Definition of a Beast

Hi,

Which county are you in?
by Alan Wadsworth
11 Sep 2017, 10:03
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 26729

Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland

Does anyone know what this tool was used for please?

Many thanks, Alan Wadsworth