Worcestershire in the Nineteenth Century

Worcestershire in the Nineteenth Century

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"[...]a constant bog, which diseased the few poor sheep grazing upon it and made the ague a common and hereditary ill to farmer and labourer alike. The amount of unenclosed land now to be found in the county is quite unimportant; thorough drainage is regarded as essential to all cultivation; burnt soil has been much used to lighten the heavy clays; manures of all kinds are extensively employed; and implements of a very improved and economic description are used in almost every farming operation. The increased cultivation of the turnip, and better management of the clay fallows, are marked features in Worcestershire agricultural improvements. Clay lands, that formerly were allowed to lie fallow every fourth or fifth year, are now planted with vetches, and sheep-folded. A remarkable advance, too, has been made in the character of the stock reared, especially in the size and quality of the sheep. The better drainage of the land[...].""show more

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  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 531g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507539703
  • 9781507539705