Agricultural Revolution in England: The Transformation of by Mark Overton

By Mark Overton

This e-book is the 1st to be had survey of English agriculture among 1500 and 1850. Written in particular for college kids, it combines new fabric with an research of the prevailing literature. It describes farming within the 16th century, analyzes the explanations for advancements in agricultural output and productiveness, and examines alterations within the agrarian economic system and society. Professor Overton argues that the impression of those similar alterations in productiveness and social and fiscal constitution within the century after 1750 quantity to an agricultural revolution.

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2 Harvest yield and income by farm size ConPrice Gross Total Yield Harvest (bushels/ output Seed (pence/ income sumption Net as prop. 85 The attitudes and behaviour of farmers producing exclusively for their own needs were very different from those farmers trying to make a profit. They valued their produce in terms of what use it was to them rather than for its value for exchange in the market. Their decisions on what crops to grow and what animals to keep, whether made individually or collectively, were influenced in part by the nature of the land on which their farm lay and their local climate.

Mainly unenclosed strips 4. Holdings irregular 5. Holdings regular 6. Full common of shack 7. Limited common on half-year fallow 8. Limited common on full-year fallow 9. Full common on half-year fallow 10. Full common on full-year fallow 11. Flexible cropping shifts 12. Regular rotation 13. Manorial regulation 14. 1 The settlement geography of England and Wales. Source: Thorpe (1964), 361-2. regular layout, common rotations, and full rights of common grazing over the fallow strips. A variant of this system is irregular commonfield systems with fully regulated cropping, where holdings are composed of a combination of strips and small closes; a type that has been identified in woodland areas of the Midlands.

Regional variations in farming types will be considered later in this chapter, but some of the major characteristics of the various farm enterprises will be considered here. The description of farming tasks at the start of the chapter showed that the pattern and intensity of farm work differed for arable and pastoral production. The daily rhythm of work on an arable farm, be it ploughing, weeding, harvesting or threshing, was fairly constant throughout the working day. On the other hand, the work involved in tending livestock was concentrated at certain times of the day.

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