Loughton Potato Ground

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The Lady of the Manor, Ann Whitaker, and the Forest Court granted Revd. Anthony Hamilton six acres of forest waste so that the poor inhabitants of Loughton could grow potatoes and vegetables for the improvement of their families. These allotments have been in existence for nearly two hundred years and are the oldest in Essex. They may be the only ones in the country in continual existence for all that time.

http://www.loughtonpotatoground.com

For further information on the history of the site

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=15603

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