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Open-Field Farms and Pasture Commons (1793-1815)

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dc.contributor.author Prothero, R. E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:24:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:24:43Z
dc.date.issued 1912 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-14 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-14 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/81
dc.description.abstract "It might perhaps be supposed that in 1793 the agricultural defects of the ancient system of open arable fields and common pasture had been remedied by experience; that open-field farmers had shared in the general progress of farming; that time alone was needed to raise them to the higher level of an improved standard; that, therefore, enclosures had ceased to be an economic necessity. In 1773, an important Act of Parliament had been passed, which attempted to help open-field farmers in adapting their inconvenient system of occupation to the improved practices of recent agriculture. Three-fourths of the partners in village-farms were empowered, with the consent of the landowner and the tithe owner, to appoint field-reeves, and through them to regulate and improve the cultivation of the open arable fields. But any arrangement made under these powers was only to last six years, and, partly for this reason, the Act seems to have been from the first almost a dead letter. At Hunmanby, on the wolds of the East Riding of Yorkshire, the provisions of the Act were certainly put in force, and it is possible that it was also applied at Wilburton in Cambridgeshire. With these exceptions, little, if any, use seems to have been made of a well-intentioned piece of legislation." en_US
dc.publisher Longmans, Green & Co., Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartof English Farming Past and Present en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.title Open-Field Farms and Pasture Commons (1793-1815) en_US
dc.type Book Chapter en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country England en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.identifier.citationpubloc London en_US
dc.submitter.email rshivakoti@yahoo.com en_US

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