Allotment Rules from 200 years ago

Allotment Rules


We are grateful to villager Rodney O’Rorke for these allotment rules from almost 200 years ago. The ground was measured in poles in those days and allotment holders were obliged to plant as many potatoes as their family required. These rules seem very rigid with the threat of eviction for repeated drunkenness (rule 10) or for failing to attend church every Sunday (rule 11)!


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