General View of the Agriculture of the North Riding of Yorkshire: With Observations on the Means of Its Improvement

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W. Bulmer and Company, 1794 - 120 ページ
 

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14 ページ - Thirsk begins a vein of sandy soil, which runs betwixt the rivers Swale and Ure until it comes within about ten miles of York ; where leaving the river, it passes York a few miles to the north, and extends to the river Derwent ; it is in most places four or five miles broad, and in general leaves only a narrow strip of rich grazing ground adjoining the rivers Swale and Ure. About Myton...
4 ページ - AGRICULTURE to come to a resolution of reprinting such as may appear on the whole fit for publication. It is proper at the same time to add, that the Board does not consider itself responsible for any fact or observation contained in the Reports thus reprinted, as it is impossible to consider them yet in a...
17 ページ - Europteus), brakens (pterisaquilina}, thistles and coarse grass, with but little ling, are to be met with. But wherever ling is the chief produce, the top soil is invariably black moor or peat, in some places of a firmer texture than in others.
32 ページ - Ryedale, the Marishes, and the northern part of the coast, have about one-third in tillage, the southern part of the coast about one-fourth, and Cleveland about one-half. In the dales upon the eastern Moors, only about one-fifth is in tillage, and in those upon the western Moors, much less.
16 ページ - The flat is broken by several insulated swells of considerable extent and elevation. On the north side of the dale, the surface rises with a moderate ascent for three or four miles to the moors, which break down abruptly from it. The climate is mild, and favourable to the production of crops in an extraordinary degree.
12 ページ - JVirsc-brid^e, there is some cold thin clay upon what is here called, a moorband*; there is also some gravelly and some clayey loam, part of which is cold and springy. About Barton, Melsonby, and Middleton Tyas, the soil is loamy upon limestone. About Halnaby, and from thence in an easterly direction, to the edge of Cleveland, and betwixt the Wiske and the Eastern Moorlands, as far south as Borrowby and...
91 ページ - FRANCIS CHOLMELEY (Mr. Cholmeley of Bransby on the Howardian hills) has found that the timber of the larch is very durable for every purpose* : he has used it for gate-posts, and has had some of them taken up after having been in the ground eleven years, which, he says, were as sound and perfect as when cut out of the tree. " The plantations already finished have a pretty large mixture of firs and other trees ; but the larch being so much more valuable, thriving so well, and being of such quick...
65 ページ - A few sheep are bred on the higher inclosed lands of the Dales in the western Moorlands, which are mostly...
13 ページ - ... and coarse gravel. The country betwixt the above-mentioned brook and the West Riding, and on the west side of the road from Boroughbridge to Leeming, is generally a turnip soil, though of various qualities ; consisting of a loamy soil, upon limestone, a gravelly loam, and a rich hazel loam, except that in some parts there are patches of swampy ground, and cold clay land.* That corner of the vale...
119 ページ - The ling being first burnt off, the land was ploughed in summer, and cross ploughed in autumn. In spring following it was limed, and after one more ploughing, sown with turnips, which were eaten off with sheep ; these were succeeded by oats, they by a whole year's fallow ; after which turnips were again sown, which being eaten with sheep, were succeeded by oats and...

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