Agriculture in the Bradford Hundred

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The area covered by the Bradford Hundred lies on the boundary between the two classic Wilthire agricultural environments: “chalk and cheese”. The limestone uplands are the equivalent of the chalk land elsewhere in the county, producing grain and sheep. The lowland clay-dominated vale was traditionally dairying country. The steep valley sides of the Cotswolds have been used for growing fruit and for timber production. An unusual feature of local food production was the farming of mushrooms underground.

 

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