The Field (magazine)

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The Field
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EditorAlexandra Henton
CategoriesField sports
Circulation28,294 (ABC Jan - Dec 2013)[1]
Print and digital editions.
First issue1853
CompanyTI Media
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Field is a British monthly magazine about country matters and field sports. It was started as a weekly magazine in 1853,[2] and has remained in print since then; Robert Smith Surtees was among the founders.[3] In the nineteenth century it was known as Field: The Country Gentleman's Newspaper.[4]: 55  The magazine is one of the earliest hobby magazines.[2] It is published by TI Media, subsidiary of Future plc.[citation needed]

Editors of The Field[edit]

  • 1853–1857 Mark Lemon
  • 1857–1888 John Henry Walsh[4]: 55 
  • 1888–1899 Frederick Toms
  • 1900–1910 William Senior
  • 1910–1928 Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  • 1931–1937 Eric Parker
  • 1938–1946 Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald
  • 1947–1950 Leonard V Dodds
  • 1951–1977 Wilson Stephens
  • 1977–1984 Derek Bingham
  • 1984–1987 Simon Courtauld
  • 1987–1991 Julie Spencer
  • 1991–2020 Jonathan Young
  • 2020–present Alexandra Henton

Hunting and racing editors[edit]


  1. ^ "ABC Certificates and Reports: The Field". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b Martin Conboy (2005). "The print industry – yesterday, today, tomorrow". In Richard Keeble (ed.). Print journalism. A critical introduction. London; New York: Routledge. p. 11. doi:10.4324/9780203006764.
  3. ^ A. D. Harvey (January 2003). "One hundred and fifty years of The Field magazine". History Today. 53 (1).
  4. ^ a b Michael Worboys, Julie-Marie Strange, Neil Pemberton (2018). The Invention of the Modern Dog: Breed and Blood in Victorian Britain. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 9781421426594.
  5. ^ 'Fawcett, William', in Who Was Who 1941–1950 (London: A. & C. Black, 1980 reprint, ISBN 0-7136-2131-1)