Journal entry – John Grey – 11 Apr 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 11 Apr 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Friday 11th

Examined with Benson the Plan he has prepared of a small but compact farm house, & the Estimates received for building it, which will altogether Cost about £230.  The old house is found to be so bad as to be incapable of repair. Rode through Highwood & Westwood Farms , & proceeded to Coastley for the purpose of fixing up on the cheapest & mode convenient situation for build a Turnip house & some Pig Styes.  Also to look at & advise the Tenant as to the management of a steep Field which I have bound him to fallow & Lime in good style, for the purpose of laying it to permanent grass.  I went out to the high Ground also, where draining is wanted, to see if the drains could not be laid in such direction, as to Empty themselves into a course which would bring the Water into the Reservoir for the Machine, which is so scantily supplied, which I found no difficulty in effecting. 

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