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AbstractNumerous post-medieval reports from Cornwall refer to earth removed from earthwork monuments being used to improve soil fertility, either spread directly onto fields or incorporated in ‘composts’. Other archaeological deposits were similarly used. Such activities must have been a...
AbstractThis paper discusses the planting of new woodland as part of estate improvement in the eighteenth century, and how it was managed and harvested in the nineteenth century. It is based on archive material from six estates in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It describes the remnants of more...
AbstractThis paper describes Walmgate Stray, one of four large commons that provided summer grazing for the freemen of York’s four wards. Two once-separate pieces of land now make up Walmgate Stray. One, Low Moor, has probably been common pasture since before the Norman Conquest; the second was...
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