A Practical Treatise on Draining Bogs and Swampy Grounds

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G.G. and J. Robinson, 1801 - 308

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Strona 141 - The expencc, therefore, of the firft making fuch a meadow as this is, will be from twelve pounds to twenty pounds per acre, according to the difficulty of the ground, and the quantity of hatch-work required : but the improvement in the value of the land by this operation is aftonifhing.
Strona 147 - ... out the main drain, then the main carriage, and then proceeds to
Strona 241 - On this fuppofition, the larches would meafure, one with another, ninety inches in circumference, at fix feet from the ground. A larch which meafures ninety inches, at fix feet from the ground, would meafure above feventy, at twenty feet from the ground; but fuppofing feventy inches to be the circumference at twenty...
Strona 134 - Perhaps, indeed, its introduction into this diurict diflricl: is almoft co-eyal with that of folding fheep, with which it is intimately connected : but the regular mode, in which both fyftems are now conducted, is certainly not very ancient. Many old farmers, who have died within the memory of man, remembered when neither of the fyftems was conducted on any regular plan.
Strona 156 - In fpeaking of water .meadows, it has been objected that they are local ; and that there are many parts of the kingdom in which they neither can be made, nor are they neceflary if they could be made.
Strona 41 - ... under the road, and walled in like a fhelf — a truly great work, equally well imagined and executed ! A wheel raifes a portion of the water from this canal thirty feet, by its hollow perripherry.
Strona 140 - ... this can feldom be done, without throwing up the land in high ridges, with deep drains between them. A main carriage being then taken out of the river at a higher level, fo as to command the tops of thefe ridges, the water is carried by fmall trenches or carriages along the top of each ridge, and by means of moveable...
Strona 138 - ... it until it is caught by the next, and fo on over all the intermediate beds to the main drain at the bottom of the meadow, which receives the water, and carries it on to water another meadow below; or, if it can be fo contrived, an'other part of the fame meadow on a lower level. To draw the water out of thefe parallel trenches or carriages, and lay the intermediate beds dry, a narrow deep drain...
Strona 151 - The hours of feeding are ufually from ten or eleven o'clock in the morning to about four or five in the evening, when the fheep are driven to fold; the fold being generally at that time of the year (as has been mentioned before) on the barley fallow.
Strona 136 - But as very little land can be entirely commanded by water, unlefs its inequalities are reduced by manual labour, it has been found convenient to adopt two different kinds of water-meadows, one for land lying on declivities, and which muft in general be watered from fprings or fmall brooks ; and the other for low land rivers, to be watered from thofe rivers. The firft kind is called in Wiltfhire, " catch-work meadows." and the latter, "flowing meadows.

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