farthing time

1) Closed grazing time.

The only example noted is in an award over cattle grazing rights on two Wharfedale pastures, that is Elbowdown [Elbolton] and Caill Lynge: 1573 ‘goods and cattle were to be allowed to go and depart at their liberty … till the costemed ferthyng tyme’, Burnsall. This probably had nothing to do with ‘farthing’: land that was allowed to lie idle during the winter months was said in this part of the Dales to be ‘winter furred’ so the allusion is to the closed grazing period.

places Burnsall
dates 1573

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