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Page iii - ... the AGRICULTURAL SURVEYS of the KINGDOM reprinted, with the additional communications which have been received since the ORIGINAL REPORTS were circulated, has induced the BOARD OF AGRICULTURE to come to a resolution of reprinting such as may appear on the whole fit for publication.
Page 408 - There is such an instance of the benefit of a turnpikeroad at Horsham, as is very rarely to be met with : the present road to London was made in 1756 ; before that time it was so execrably bad, that whoever went on wheels, were forced to go round by Canterbury, which is one of the most extraordinary circumstances that the history of non-communication in this kingdom can furnish.
Page 287 - ... and deep; both fore and hind legs stand wide, round, and straight in the barrel; wide upon the loin and hips, shut well in the twist, which is a projection of flesh on the inner part of the thigh that gives a fullness when viewed behind and makes a Southdown leg of mutton remarkably round and short, more so than in most other breeds...
Page 6 - The soil of the Weald is generally a very stiff loam upon a brick clay bottom, and that again upon sandstone. Upon the range of hills running through the county in a north-west direction, the soil is different. It is here either sandy loam upon a sandy gritstone, or it is a very poor black vegetable sand on a soft clay marl. A great proportion of these hills is nothing better than the poorest barren sand. St. Leonard's Forest contains...
Page 154 - IN the western parts of Sussex, are some considerable orchards ; and where the soil is adapted to the fruit, the plantations are thickly interspersed, and the Cider held in much estimation, as it makes a pleasant , palatable, and nutritious beverage ; and as this county contains a soil well calculated for the production of it, there is no doubt but that new plantations might be made to considerable advantage. The neighbourhood of Petworth yields the best liquor of any in the county.
Page 406 - ... changes for the better in that county would mean still greater changes in the adjoining counties. Young says: "The turnpike roads in Sussex are generally well enough executed; turnpikes are numerous and tolls high ; in some places in the east, they are narrow and sandy. From Chichester, Arundel, Steyning, Brighton, Bourne, the roads to the metropolis, and the great cross road near the coast, which connects them together, are very good.
Page iii - ADVERTISEMENT. THE desire that has been generally expressed, to have the AGRICULTURAL SURVEYS of the KINGDOM reprinted, with the additional Communications which have been received since the ORIGINAL REPORTS were circulated, has induced the BOARD OF AGRICULTURE to come to a resolution to reprint such as appear on the whole fit for publication.
Page 12 - Tliis is the order in which the different ores are found. Advancing on, I crossed a valley where the mineral bed seems entirely broken, and the sandstone sets on. At the distance of something above a mile, the ironstone is again seen . . . another intervention of sand ; and then, at low water, when the tide goes out, the beds of ironstone appear regularly on the shore — an indisputable proof that, however the appearances of the surface may vary, the substrata continue the same.
Page 4 - ... distance into the vale, before it meets the clay. The soil of this narrow slip is an excessively stiff calcareous loam on a clay bottom: it adheres so much to the share, and is so very difficult to plough, that it is not an unusual sight to observe ten or a dozen stout oxen, and sometimes more, at work upon it.