The dimensions of the vine pit

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The dimensions of the vine pit


Description of the dimensions and use of a vine pit for the growing of grapes. The description is attributed to Mr. Puller of Woodford, Essex County, England .



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The Dimensions of the vine Pit.

Feet Inches
Length 29 6
Wide   6 6
Depth in front   2 6
Do. in the Back   4 6
A Border in the front where the vines are planted.  2 6 wide outside
    of the Pit.

N. B. The vines are let into the Pit by
holes made in the Brick-work on
purpose and trained upon trelusses
4 Inches from the glass to be made
so that they may move up & down
at pleasure, the Brickwork to be 9
Inches thick or 4 Inches thick and
plaistered, the place is Covered with
large lights eight in Number and
the Pit may be divided into 2, 3, or
4 equal parts according to the
pleasure of the owner. We begin to
Force the vines the first of March
either with dung, tan, or Leaves.x

NB. Tan being the most regular and not
wanting renewal so much is reckon'd the

Mr. Puller
Woodford }                    Raisd great quantities of the finest Grapes
Essex                                 upon the above Plan

Original Format

Ink on paper


Puller, Mr. , “The dimensions of the vine pit,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed July 18, 2024,