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General View of the Agriculture of the County of Berwick
with Observations on the Means of its Improvement, together with an Appendix, drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement.
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By Lowe, Alexander, and Bruce, Arthur
ISBN 0902664425
SERIES Agriculture in Recent Scottish History
Paperback  148 pages
Subject [British History, c 1700 to c 1800 ] [Social & cultural history ] [Rural communities ] [Rural planning ] [Agriculture and Farming ] [Berwickshire ]
Published 4 April 2003
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Originally published in 1794. The General Views of the Agriculture of the Counties of Scotland were an effective companion to the First Statistical Account. Although detailed accounts of individual parishes are not included, the attention to detail provided gives a revealing portrait of the day-to-day circumstances of the substantial rural population at the end of the eighteenth century. Far more informative than the Statistical Account in terms of the reality of life. Contents normally include chapters on geographical background, the State of property, Buildings, Mode of Occupation, Implements, Enclosures, Arable Land, Grass, Gardens, Woods, Livestock, the Rural economy, Political Economy, and obstacles to improvement. This curiously brief volume packs in a good overview, together with an Appendix with a different approach, and some different opinions!

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