General View of the Agriculture of the County of Suffolk: Drawn Up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement

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Richard Phillips, Bridge Street, Blackfriars; sold, 1804 - Agriculture - 432 pages

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Page 3 - Stour, is bounded by the latter river, with every where a very rich tract of slope and vale from thence to its source. Such is the strong land district of Suffolk taken in the mass ; but it is not to be supposed that it takes in so large an extent without any variation : a rule to which...
Page 200 - ... rib tolerably springing from the centre of the back, but with a heavy belly ; backbone ridged; chine thin and hollow; loin narrow; udder large, loose and creased when empty ; milk-veins remarkably large, and rising in knotted puffs to the eye.
Page 253 - The practice of frequently white- washing, does much in preserving the air of these houses wholesome and sweet : but the constant attention of those who perform the offices of the house, is absolutely necessary; and even that is insufficient, unless the halls, working rooms and dormitories, have the external air admitted through the windows, whenever it can be done with safety to the inhabitants, with respect to catching cold. This practice of keeping the windows open, cannot be...
Page 252 - The land about the houses belong1ng to them, particularly the gardens, are all calculated for producing a sufficient quantity of vegetable diet ; so necessary to the health, as well as agreeable to the palate of the inhabitants. In general, the appearance of all the houses of industry, in the approach to them, somewhat resembles what we may suppose of the hospitable large mansions of our ancestors, in those times when the gentry of the country spent their rents among their neighbours. The interior...
Page 186 - Under this head the Suffolk husbandry furnishes some information in the several articles of " 1. Marl, chalk and clay, " 2. Crag, or shell marl. " 3. Town manures. "4. Farm-yard composts. " Claying. — A term in Suffolk which includes marling ; and indeed the earth carried under this term, is very generally a clay marl ; though a pure, or nearly a pure clay, is preferred for very loose sands.
Page 125 - The culture of carrots in the Sandlings, or district within the line formed by Woodbridge, Saxmundham, and Orford, but extending to Leiston, is one of the most interesting objects to be met with in the agriculture of Britain. — It appears, from Norden's Surveyor's Dialogue, that carrots were commonly cultivated in this district two hundred years ago, which is a remarkable fact, and shews how extremely local such practices long remain, and what ages are necessary thoroughly to spread them. For many...
Page 6 - Of the fen district it is only necessary to observe, that the surface, from one foot to six, is the common peat of bogs, some of it black and solid enough to yield a considerable quantity of ashes in burning ; but in other places more loose, puffy, and reddish, and consequently of an inferior quality ; the under stratum generally a white clay, or marl.
Page 5 - I take to be one of the best cultivated in England ; not exempt from faults and deficiencies, but having many features of unquestionably good management. It is also a most profitable one to farm in ; and there are few districts in the county, if any, abounding with wealthier farmers, nor any that contain a greater proportion of occupying proprietors, possessing from one hundred to three and four hundred pounds a year.
Page 143 - It is then tied up in large bundles of eight or ten baits, and carted home to a barn or house to break directly.
Page v - 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.

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