Ratley allotments

Description of this historic site

Ratley allotments which were created during the Imperial period. They were situated 400m south east of Edge Hill and are marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.

Notes about this historic site

1 Allotments of half an acre created by the mother of Dr Pusey (Oxford Movement churchman); he drew up rules. Recommended for inclusion on Local List.
2 Similar schemes originated at the time of enclosure as a kind of poor land. Dr Pusey’s regulations were regarded as a model for other allotment schemes. Allotments no longer obvious.
3 The OS 1:10560 1928 Sht Warks 52SW shows allotments, into which quarries are eating, south west of Ratley.
4 But the OS 1:10560 1886 Sht Warks 52SW does not mark allotments at the above location.

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