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Plan Of Lands in the Parishes of Weasenham St Peter & Wellingham in the County of Norfolk. Part of a Farm belonging to Thos.Wm.Coke Esq in the Occupation of Mr Wm. Overman. The map, drawn in black ink with red and black lettering, and highlighted in yellow, blue and red shows boundaries “claim’d by Weasenham and set out by the Commissioners” with field names and acreage and to which Parish tithes are due. No date but circa 1830. Approx. 60cmx 42 cm , and in Near Fine condition. Thomas William Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (6 May 1754 – 30 June 1842), known as Coke of Norfolk or Coke of Holkham, was a British politician and agricultural reformer.He owned a 30,000 acre estate in Norfolk which comprised of 54 farms when he inherited it. In the past, historians described him as an important figure of the British Agricultural Revolution, suggesting that he invented the four-crop rotation method. However, this is now disputed, with the crop rotation that he used now attributed to traditional Norfolk methods which, because of his wealth and status, became widely known and copied under his patronage . He did make a great contribution to the advancement of farming techniques in England, and by the creation of his model farms and publicising them widely, changed agricultural methods and increased production.
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