Wool History Newton Abbot

Wool was produced to export to Flanders and the Rhineland, usually by a ‘villein’ who farmed a small plot of land, which was held by the Lord of the Manor to whom the villein had to pay a ‘boon’ service. The fields were surrounded by stone walls where crops such as wheat, rye, barley, oats, beans and peas would have been grown and cattle and sheep. The income from the wool would sustain his family, although produce and income would be payable under the ‘boon’.

Wool

Wool

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