Talk:Run rig

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Where else are they: Cumbria[edit]

The article says: "for a type of arable cultivation practised in northern and western Great Britain,... ".

Where else do they exist, outwith Scotland? Cumbria? Lancashire? Wales? It would be useful to be as accurate as possible.--Mais oui! 13:49, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

I haven't got the source I used to hand at the mo but this extract from a 1910 History of the Isle of Man puts it in Ireland and "probably" Man too. Run-rig is recorded at Alwinton in the C18 (section 6.7.1)and this source talks about a type of run rig was used generally in northern Northumberland. adamsan 22:07, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Run rig, rundale, open field, ridge and furrow[edit]

There seems to be some confusion here.

Run rig and rundale are systems of land occupation. Ridge and furrow is not, it's a cultivation pattern which could occur in any system of land occupation where arable farming is done with non-reversible ploughs. Surviving ridge and furrow topography is therefore an indication of systems where it was used – including (at least) the run rig, rundale and English open field systems. I've tried to amend run rig to reflect this.--Richard New Forest 10:38, 13 November 2007 (UTC)