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by Alan Wadsworth
30 May 2019, 17:03
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 175 years of arable farming
Replies: 1
Views: 2635

Re: 175 years of arable farming

Hi Alice,

Which society / magazine are you writing the article for?

Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
07 May 2019, 10:07
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Furrowing plough
Replies: 1
Views: 3293

Re: Furrowing plough

MERL has the following definition for a Banking Plough: A type of one way plough that was also used for banking (or ridging) in Devon and Cornwall. Two mouldboards pivot at their front edge and are pegged at the back so that one or other is at an angle to the forward direction of the plough. See htt...
by Alan Wadsworth
01 May 2019, 09:54
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Scotch Kilows
Replies: 2
Views: 4244

Re: Scotch Kilows

Many thanks Nutmeg - it was certainly spelt "kilows" in the records I was looking at - spelt as pronounced, I suppose!

Alan W
by Alan Wadsworth
29 Apr 2019, 21:01
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Scotch Kilows
Replies: 2
Views: 4244

Scotch Kilows

I have come across a reference to "Scotch Kilows" - they are clearly a breed or type of cattle - the date of the reference is 1830. Can anyone shed further light on the term please?
by Alan Wadsworth
27 Jan 2019, 20:21
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 18th Century Recipe Booklet - for cows
Replies: 9
Views: 11364

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: 14059

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: 5498

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: 14059

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: 9474

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: 30499

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...