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by Dusty
23 Jul 2017, 14:07
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Orcheston Long Grass
Replies: 3
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Re: Orcheston Long Grass

Hi Alan, thanks for your response. I have read the Salisbury Plain Benefice article, which is very interesting and although I haven't read the Cook and Williamson book you reference, I have read 'The origins of water meadows in England' by Hadrian Cook, Kathy Stearne and Tom Williamson which is both...
by Dusty
12 Jul 2017, 13:22
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Orcheston Long Grass
Replies: 3
Views: 16967

Orcheston Long Grass

Orcheston in Wiltshire was once famed for its 'long grass'. The grass was of the agrostis bent grass family and could grow to 16' or more given a good winter's flooding. It produced luxuriant grass for fodder and hay in extraordinary yields for what was, essentially a 3 acre site. The grass first ca...