Farming and Gardening in Late Medieval Norfolk: Norwich Cathedral Priory Gardener’s Accounts, 1329-1530. Skayman’s Book, 1516-1518

Norwich Cathedral Priory Gardener’s Accounts, 1329-1530.

Monastic gardens have been neglected by garden historians but these accounts record, in English translation, gardens and gardening at Norwich Cathedral over 200 years.

Skayman’s Book, 1516-1518.

John Skayman’s book (1516-1518), is one of the earliest English diaries, chronicles his work as chief servant to Sir Roger Townshend involved in sheep farming, holding manor courts and overseeing the business of the Raynham estate.

Series: Norfolk Record Society

Volume Number: LXI

Year of Publication: 1997

Edited By: Charles Moreton, Claire Noble, Paul Rutledge

Cover: Hardcover

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0951160079


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  • Agriculture — England — Norfolk — History — 16th century — Sources;
  • Gardening — England — Norwich — History — Sources;
  • Gardens, Medieval — England — Norwich — History — Sources;
  • Norfolk (England) — History — Sources;
  • Norwich Cathedral Priory Gardens (Norwich, England) — History — Sources;