Book detail:


The Countryman's Jewel: Days in the Life of a Sixteenth Century Sussex Squire.


Marcus Woodward.

Parish(s) covered:



Facsimile of the first edition of 1934. The life of Sir Leonard Mascall of Plumpton Place. A compiler of books on country life, ‘How to set stones and sow pippins’ and ‘The Government of Cattell’. He was farrier to the King and introduced the carp and pippin to England. The particular workes that a husbandman must be carefull to doe everie month in the yeere; the condition and state of a hus-wife; of kine & calves; the garden of pleasure or flower garden; of the honey-bee; the vertues of herbes; a discourse on Nicotian; of the manner of making stewes & pooles for fishes; the ale-house; downland sheep; oxen & horses; the barber surgeon & some gossip; sport; the farmer must have knowledge of of the things foretelling rain; knowledge of the motions of the moon.

First Published:

2005 (1934).



Publisher details:

Name: Country Books.

Address: Courtyard Cottage, Little Longstone, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1NN.

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