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Title: The Role of landowners and tenants in changing agricultural practice in the valley of the River Ouse south of Lewes (Sussex) 1780 to 1930 and the consequences for the landscape
Author: Farrant, S.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3457 8503
Awarding Body: Birkbeck (University of London)
Current Institution: Birkbeck (University of London)
Date of Award: 1977
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Between 1780 and 1840, estates, farms and methods of husbandry developed which were to persist in the valley unti11 930. By 1840 a pattern of large farms on which sheepcorn husbandry was practised had been established and from that date the agriculture changed only slightly until the 1890s, from when some adaptions were made by 1930. The thesis consists of two parts. In the first part the author discusses the changes that occurred between 1780 and 1840. These resulted in the evolution of both the farms and the system of husbandry. In the second part she seeks to explain why there were few changes in landownership, tenancy and agricultural practice during the fifty years between 1840 and 1890 when the pattern of the supply of cereals and sheep products changed to favour importation. The reactions of owners and farmers from 1890 to 1930 are discussed. Each stage, as the maps show, has spatial significance.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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