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by Brendan Cotter
11 Jun 2019, 19:49
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: A building referred to as a Buck House
Replies: 6
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Re: A building referred to as a Buck House

Just closing off this thread. A 'buck house' was where flax was scutched and dried. Thanks to those who tried to help out.
by Brendan Cotter
22 Oct 2018, 09:47
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: A building referred to as a Buck House
Replies: 6
Views: 19302

Re: A building referred to as a Buck House

Thanks Nutmeg for your response and apologies for tardy response. I had sort of given up. I will certainly contact the Museum of Country Life. I've been there a couple of times and it is a wonderful collection - that's a great suggestion. The 'Back' house typo is also worth considering but as I cann...
by Brendan Cotter
30 Aug 2018, 09:35
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: A building referred to as a Buck House
Replies: 6
Views: 19302

Re: A building referred to as a Buck House

Thanks Webweaver - great name by the way. The location is Blackrock, Cork. There was a local farmer at the time called James Rockey (many Rockeys from the West Country). Rockey had a dairy somewhere in the immediate area - possibly a word connected to a dairy. The name 'Buck House' seems to be a com...
by Brendan Cotter
12 Aug 2018, 12:11
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: A building referred to as a Buck House
Replies: 6
Views: 19302

A building referred to as a Buck House

Hi, I am conducting some early 19th century historical research and a property lease from that time refers to a building as a 'buck house', a buck house pump is also mentioned. Local fields were either pasture or arable. There was also some quarrying locally and two lime kilns and a culm store were ...