General View of the Agriculture of the County of Nottingham: With Observations on the Means of Its Improvement. Drawn Up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement. By Robert Lowe, Esq. of Oxton

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W. Smith, 1798 - Agriculture - 192 pages

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Page 22 - years: at which time it was a black heath full of rabbits, having a narrow river running through it, with a small boggy close or two. But now, besides a magnificent mansion, a.nd noble lake and river, with extensive plantations, which will -be particularly noticed
Page 21 - Breaks.—It has been, besides, an immemorial custom for the inhabitants of townships to take up breaks, or temporary, inclosures, of more or less extent, perhaps from forty to two hundred and fifty acres, and keep them in tillage for five or six years. For this, the permission of the lord of the manor
Page 21 - acres, and keep them in tillage for five or six years. For this, the permission of the lord of the manor is necessary, and two verdurers must inspect, who report to the Lord Chief Justice in Eyre, that it is not to the prejudice of the King or subject.
Page 139 - in Cambridge, and heir to a pretty freehold here, who, seeing a woman knit, invented a loom to knit, in which he or his brother James performed and exercised before Queen Elizabeth; and leaving it to
Page 61 - trenching plough, made for that purpose, which, drawn by six horses, turns up the ground completely to the depth of twelve or thirteen inches. This deep ploughing is of great service to the plants at the first, and also saves a great deal of trouble in making the holes. After
Page 63 - to take shelter under in stormy weather. From the above heaps, the plants are taken only so fast as they are wanted for pruning, which work we thus perform: Cut off all the branches close to the stem, to about half the height of the plant, shortening the rest of the top to a
Page 118 - ditch on each side; three feet wide at the top; one foot at the bottom, and two and a half deep. The earth that comes out of the ditch should be thrown on the land. But if there is not full sufficient fall for the water to get
Page 120 - down.* If however there are people so injudicious as to sell sets In spring, it will be to the advantage of the purchaser to plant them, as the sap is then in the poles. The reason why many are induced to cut at that 'time, is on the supposed account of their
Page 63 - in a heap, as may be convenient to the place from whence they were. taken. In our light soil this trouble is but little, and we always have our plants secure, both from their roots drying, and their suffering by frost. We have a. low wheeled waggon to carry them
Page 66 - or whin seed, as soon as they are planted. We have sometimes permitted the furze to grow in the plantations, by. way of shelter for the game, which, though it seems to choak and overgrow the oaks for some time, yet after a few years, we commonly find the best plants in the strongest beds of whins. This

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