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by Alan Wadsworth
11 Feb 2020, 14:06
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Smallholding
Replies: 6
Views: 6995

Re: Smallholding

You would find it useful to start with the Smallholdings Act 1892 and subsequent Acts. The various County Councils adopted the powers of the Act at different rates - which is why I asked which county you are in. The minutes of the relevant County Council committee in your local record office should ...
by Alan Wadsworth
10 Feb 2020, 17:34
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Smallholding
Replies: 6
Views: 6995

Re: Smallholding

Which county are you focusing on?

Alan
by Alan Wadsworth
06 Nov 2019, 15:05
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Derek Stuckey Feed Rationing Calculator
Replies: 6
Views: 10910

Re: Derek Stuckey Feed Rationing Calculator

Hi Rachael Never heard of the man or his calculator. However, a straightforward internet search will show you that D R Stuckey was a barrister from Reading, involved in certain activities during WW2 when he was also farming, and that he was latterly associated with the Beech Hill Jersey Herd. Lookin...
by Alan Wadsworth
18 Sep 2019, 11:57
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Livestock survey 1866
Replies: 3
Views: 6383

Re: Livestock survey 1866

Hi Tony,

Agricultural statistics are available by parish from 1866 onwards at TNA - but beware the use of estimates in the early years - hope this helps
by Alan Wadsworth
30 May 2019, 17:03
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 175 years of arable farming
Replies: 1
Views: 7672

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: 8461

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: 10238

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: 10238

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: 24132

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: 26265

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...