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PRINCIPALLY WRITTEN DURING A SURVEY
Made at the desire of the Board of Agriculture;
KENT, SUSSEX, &c.
IN WHICH IS COMPRISED
AN ANALYSIS OF MANURES
to Soils and Plants of all descriptions.
AN ESSAY ON TIMBER
Hints on the Means of Counteracting it;
A VARIETY OF MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS
BY JAMES MALCOLM,
and the Dukes of York and Clarence.
Argumentum locuples habui. Strada Prol. Acad.
Res spectatur non verba. Cic.
COUNTY OF SURREY.
GRASSES, MEADOWS, AND PASTURES.
SURREY is not particularly famed for an attentive regard to the formation, or to the productiveness of its meadows and pastures. Being every where more or less undulated, with no considerable tract of level country in any one, part of it, its position seems to bespeak it more of a corn than a grazing or a dairy county. There are, however, some parts of it where the system of meadows is well understood, where irrigation is uniformly practised, and its consequences carefully marked; such are those in Oxted, Tanridge, Crowhurst, and Lingfield parishes on the eastern side of the county, and the long famed Runneymead and other common meads of so valuable a quality, which by bordering on the Thames, were they in severality, would by proper management necessarily make no inconsiderable figure, as before the late inclosures of Walton and Weybridge parishes, they amounted together to near 1200 acres. There is