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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 689
 Date Entered 25/02/2013
 Updated on 03/03/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 17/02/2013
 Location Moor House Farm, Brignall
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NZ 055 115
 Altitude 230m
 Geology Drift over Namurian sandstones, shales and limestone strata NZ0550611489
 Record Name Rokeby CP. Brignall. Moor House Farm. Relict hedgerows to Elsie Close and The Little Field
 Record Description Photographic record of relict hedgerows to two of the twenty fields on Moor House Farm with very fine ancient managed ie hedgerow-laid ash trees which are now grown on, hawthorns and crab apples. The lightning charred remains remains of at least one wych elm can be seen.
 Additional Notes For the most amusing, vivid and interesting first hand descriptions of life on this Teesdale Farm from the War Years onward, with seperate Chapters devoted to the individual characteristics of each of the twenty named fields which comprise Moor House Farm, see: Doug Anderson, 1999:'One Field at a Time- Life on a Teesdale Farm'. Copies of this excellent book which has been beautifully printed with Doug's poetry, his own fine watercolours and first hand experiences and life at Moor House Farm are obtainable from the Author, Doug Anderson at Moor House. A visit to walk through the Brignall Banks Woods is highly recommended. I absolutely loved the detailed and amusing descriptions of farm life in this book,and Doug's own superb watercolours which illustrate horse drawn farm machinery and the adaption of this equipment to the earliest use of Fordson Tractors. I have learned a great deal about this beautful farm which is located high above the River Greta and Brignall Banks with views southward to Barningham Moor.
 Image 1 ID 4038         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Relict hedgerow with ancient layered ash trees, between Elsie Close and The Little Field.
 Image 2 ID 4039         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Elsie Clse Field. Layered ash.
 Image 3 ID 4040         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Layered ash in hedgerow between Elsie Close and The Little Field
 Image 4 ID 4041         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Layered ash in hedgerow between Elsie Close and The Little Field
 Image 5 ID 4042         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Crab Apple trees in hedgerow, The Little Field
 Image 6 ID 4043         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Crab Apple trees in hedgerow, The Little Field
 Image 7 ID 4044         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Crab Apple trees in hedgerow, The Little Field, detail
 Image 8 ID 4045         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Iron implement found in the hedgerow. What is this?
 Image 9 ID 4046         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 10 ID 4047         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 11 ID 4048
 Image 11 Description 
 Image 12 ID 4051
 Image 12 Description 'One Field at a Time'by Doug Anderson of Moor House Farm. Cover.
 Image 13 ID 4052
 Image 13 Description The Little Field. Building Pikes.Illustration from 'One Field at a Time'.
 Image 14 ID 4053
 Image 14 Description Friendly resident in The Little Field
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