SAW011584 SCOTLAND (1947). Coilsholm Wood and River Ayr, Tarbolton. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing east.

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Title [SAW011584] Coilsholm Wood and River Ayr, Tarbolton. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing east.
Reference SAW011584
Date 1947
Link Canmore Collection item 1268802
Place name
Parish STAIR
District CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 246090, 624610
Longitude / Latitude -4.4363607920547, 55.490998715078
National Grid Reference NS461246

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The field systems we see today are the result of what is called 'improvement'. This started in the eighteenth century, and replaced the much smaller divisions of land that preceded it (often referred to as 'subsistence farming')with larger, planned fields separated by natural boundaries or man-made markers such as planted hedges of dry-stone walls. The improvement movement also aimed to maximise the yields which land could provide by improving drainage, by rotating crops and by leaving fields 'fallow' or unused for a period, to allow them to recover after planting and harvesting.

AlMu
Thursday 8th of May 2014 12:06:52 PM