20 November 1998
You could buy a ‘medieval’ farm
CARTER JONAS, land agent for the Crown Estate, is offering a tenancy on a farm which is one of the last survivors of the medieval three-field rotational system.
The farm up for tender on the Laxton estate in Nottinghamshire is just 43.3ha (107 acres).
The estate includes a house and 23.8 hectares (59 acres) of conventionally farmed land and 19.4ha (48 acres) of commonly farmed land.
Under the three-field system, the land is held in common in three unfenced fields. with two sown annually in rotation and the third left fallow to rest the land.
The Guardian 20/11/98 page 8