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1811 - Gooch, W - General View of Agriculture

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Date 1811
Author Gooch, W.
Title General View of the Agriculture of the County of Cambridge
Mentions Robin Hood's Tree [Bassingbourn]

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-07-19.

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Bassingbourn, including the Hamlet of Kneesworth.— North west, west, and south west of the village, is a strong, brown, clayey soil, of a good staple. North-east, east, and south-east of the village, is a brown, deep, loamy soil, lying upon a gravel; thence, in the same direction, beyond the line of Robin Hood's Tree, and extending towards Royston and Litlington, a thin, dry, white soil, upon a chalk or hurrock. The enclosed pastures are an open, brown, gravelly soil, of a good staple. [1]

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See entry for the place-name Robin Hood's Tree (Bassingbourn).

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