The Farm Terriers

A Terrier of the Particulars in Acres, Roods and Poles

The Bell: John Truces, Baker Tenants    
A R P
1 Bell House and yards15 3 24
2Home Field15 3 33
3Barret's Field 12 3 6
4 Tyburn Field15 3 6
5 Fish Pightle 5 3 24
6 Second Pightle 5 - 24
7 Great Field 17 - 36
8 Pond Field 7 3 36
9 Broom field 7 3 15
Total  90 2 5
Bays Watering: Ditto Tenants
A R P
I Hill Field 11 3 9
2 The Mead 8 - 16
3House and yards- 2 9
4 Home Field 6 1 28
5Conduit Field 5 3 6
Total  33 2 8
Newells: John Geays Tenant
A R P
I The Fourteen Acres 15 2 25
2 Eight Acres 8 - 36
3Gravel pit Field 7 1 28
4The Mead 5 2 30
5 Hall Field10 2 17
6 Ditto 6 1 38
7 Ditto7 1 11
8 Bridgc field9 2 19
9 Pightle behind 2 - 8
Sharkey's orchards
Total  73 - 12
Manor House Farm:
Mr William Godfrey Tenant
   
A R P
2Several Tenements and
gardens by the church gate
- 1 1
3Manor House, New House
& Barn Closes
5 3 15
4Great Church Field12 3 19
5Little Church Field6 5 2
6Upper Hill House Field4 2 28
7Lower Hill House Field7 1 30
8Pond Field
9Ditto 16 1 11
10Ditto 24 3 29
11Paddington Wood 20 3 25
12Ditto 9 2 -
13Ditto8 2 -
14Ditto9 1 17
Total  126 31
Parsonage Farm:
Barthol, Wetherell Tenants
A R P
1Parsonage house
and gardens
1114
2Pigtle 12 1
3Parsons Field521
4Upper Slip7-12
5 Lower ditto2 - -
6Hither Seven Acres16 2 22
7Further ditto 7 1 32
8The Fourteen Acres 16 2 8
9The Mead 8 - 18
10Wheat Field 8 2 16
11Rye Grass Field 12 - 16
12Barn Field 6 2 -
13 Ditto 7 3 17
14Ditto 6 - 28
15Ditto 3 2 36
Total  94 - 17
 
Kilburn BridgeFarm:
Richard Marsh Tenant
A R P
l The Ten Acres 10 2 8
2 Upper Eight Acres 8 - 20
3 Upper Pightle 1 2 20
4 House Gardens 16 - 2
5 Lower Pightle 1 - 19
6 Lower Fight Acres 8 - 30
7 Nine Acres 9 - 16
Total  39 1 15
Rectory: I Dovey &
I Turner Tenant
A R P
1 Upper Readings 11 1 25
2 Lower Ditto 6 3 21
3 The Three Acres 3 2 23
4 The Two Acres 5 2 3
6 The Six Acres 5 2 8
Church Yards - 2 2
Total  30 1 35
Martin Geays Tenants
A R P
1 The Ten Acres 14 2 2
2 The Six Acres 7 1 -
3 Broom Field 10 - 38
4 Conduit Field 8 - 37
Total  40 - 37
Desboroughs Edwd
Sexton Tenant
A R P
Desboroughs 16 3 3

Every year migrant Irish workers sailed to the West Country ports or to London to earn rent money for their small-holdings in Ireland by mowing the corn and hay fields. They mowed their way back to the West Coast and so returned to Ireland. Sometimes, in bad years when the Irish potato crop had failed, there was no point in returning and many stayed. In this way there grew up colonies of Irish who lived in temporary cabins on the Bishop of London's estate, in Lisson Grove, and elsewhere. They were allowed to stay on six month tenancies and could plant potatoes about the huts. At the end of that time the huts had to be moved to another site so that they did not create permanent tenancies.

These settlements, on heavy soil without adequate drainage or clean water, were to create problems later, as we shall see when discussing Dr Southwood Smith and Octavia Hill.'

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