Dr Henry Dixon of Witham and Rivenhall, 1787 to 1876. Notes about work on the text of his diaries.

Dr Henry Dixon of Witham and Rivenhall, 1787 to 1876 Notes made in July 2018 by Janet Gyford about the work done so far on the text of Dr Dixon’s diaries. One copy of these notes will be posted on https://www.janetgyford.com and another will be given to the Essex Record Office. Further enquiries should be … Continue reading “Dr Henry Dixon of Witham and Rivenhall, 1787 to 1876. Notes about work on the text of his diaries.”

Allotments

Oddments How big is an allotment? (www.nsalg.org.uk/allotment-info/ ) An allotment is traditionally measured in rods (perches or poles), an old measurement dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. 10 poles is the accepted size of an allotment, the equivalent of 250 square metres or about the size of a doubles tennis court. 1841 Tithe map Cut Throat … Continue reading “Allotments”