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A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920$
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T.C. Smout and Alan R. MacDonald

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780748612413

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612413.001.0001

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Managing the woods before 1770

Managing the woods before 1770

Chapter:
(p.157) Chapter 7 Managing the woods before 1770
Source:
A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920
Author(s):

T. C. Smout

Alan R. MacDonald

Fiona Watson

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612413.003.0007

This chapter discusses woodland management before 1770. The first sustained run of records relating to woodland management in Scotland are those of the Cistercian abbey of Coupar Angus in Perthshire between 1471 and 1558. They are worth looking at closely, for they probably reflect much earlier medieval practice for which the evidence has disappeared: conversely, they show a management approach that was to continue in many respects until after the middle of the eighteenth century. Several woods on the monastic estate are mentioned, but the most important were those of Campsie, on a pleasant and profitable grange on the banks of the Tay, where the abbot had a house and a chapel. By the fifteenth century the lands were rented out to secular tenants, but the buildings were retained to act as a resort or a rest-house for the monks.

Keywords:   woodland management, Scotland, Coupar Angus, Cistercian abbey

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