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Did you know that Laxton in Nottinghamshire, by quirks of history, still operates a medieval strip-farming system? Its three great fields, West-, South- and Mill-, are overseen by a Manor Court, and farmers assigned strips by a foreman and jurors of the court. Because of this almost unique survival it also operates a three-field rotation, with one left fallow every year.

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