The dimensions of the vine pit

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The dimensions of the vine pit

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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

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

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

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Puller, Mr. , “The dimensions of the vine pit,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 25, 2021, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/550.

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