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which time it has been thoroughly cleaned and put in order, and as it was taken to in practically a derelict state with hardly any valuation, the £516 now awarded will go a considerable way to make good the loss that has been incurred. It is true that by reason of the valuation being made so late as October 24th a certain amount of tillages were completed which were not commenced in the other case when the valuation took place on September 18th, but a sum not exceeding £30
, would certainly have covered any advantage in this respect.
Valuation No. II. was on a farm containing 164 acres arable and 134 pasture, and therefore 298 acres in all, the same as Ne. I., exclusive of roads and buildings. The corn was all thrashed, and the straw well stacked and covered, so all that expense was saved to the incoming tenant. The valuation was £132. Why then this extraordinary difference between the two cases. It occurred as follows:
partly in hay,
partly in cultivations performed; but principally in tenant right under the agreement, which in this respect closely follows the Agricultural Holdings Act of 1883, and in certain special and prohibitory clauses in the agreement which are framed with the intention of inducing the tenant to farm well and leave his arable land in certain fixed proportions of stubbles, seeds, and fallow, although permitted absolute freedom of cropping, and almost of crop sales until the last year of the tenancy
Under these clauses a bad farmer is subjected to certain definite fines which cannot be evaded. Valuation No. II. was made by one referee, a gentleman of
wide experience, who doubtless did his duty by both parties.
GEORGE W. RAIKES, Fellow.
No. I. VALUATION of Fixtures, Hay, Straw, Roots, &c., under agreement, and custom of County, upon The
Farm, in the Parish of in the County of
from A, B, to C. D. Inspected October 24th, 1896.
Roller and blind
Furnace stack and lid
One old roller blind
First Attic.-Five shelves
Quantity of wire netting as fitted (with eight iron
One 11-stone staddle
Iron furnace and copper
Two ricks seed hay
One rick meadow hay
A. R. P.
1030. Woo-Bridge Close } 5 acres mustard
1023 and 1024 Quse Bridge Close
3 acres turnips
Withy Furlong.–8 20 seeds, sowing, and harrowing
seed bills 995
4 0 O swedes... Summer
8 0 0 mangels Leisure
7 2 0 ploughed
and cartage, full value
land not requiring 50s. per acre to clean it
plant with white straw
Mich. 1895, one-eighth
hare of Insurance
acreage of seeds
Half share stamp and copy
515 19 10
12 6 £516 12 4
We, the undersigned, having duly examined the items contained in fore
going Inventory, do hereby value the same at the sum of Fire hundred
VALUATION of Hay, Straw, Acts of Husbandry, &c., upon C Farm, from A. B. to C. D. September 18th, 1896.
£ s. d. Marlpit Hill The Gorralls The Stockings 51 2 O fallow The Ruffs
A. R. P. Racecourse Hill. 15 3
7 young seeds Lane ground. - 7 2 26
Seed Bills Barn ground. 5 0 0 1 plough Rickyard.- 63 2 O wheat straw
R. P. 24 2 Ooat
98 1 24 10 1
1 rick of hay Woodyard.—Wood
Cucumber frame and 8 seakale pots
Deficiency in white straw crops
I value the foregoing items at the sum of one hundred and thirty-one pounds, nineteen shillings, and.sixpence.
(Signed) E. G. R.
Tithe Commutation Rent-charge.
Value for the Year 1897, &c. As a result of the corn averages for the seven years to Christmas, 1896, published in the London Gazette, viz.:wheat, 3s. 6 d. per imperial bushel ; barley, 3s. 2d. per mperial bushel; oats, 28. 24d. per imperial bushel ; each £100 of tithe rent-charge will for the year 1897 amount to £69 178. 11}d., being on the commutation about 1} per cent. less than last year.
The following statement shows the worth of £100 of tithe rent-charge for the last seven years :—For the year 1890, £78 18.3}d. ; 1891, £76 38. 31d. ; 1892, £75 18s. 31d.; 1893, £74 15s. 2 d.; 1894, £74 3s. 9}d.; 1895, £73 138.01d.; 1896, £71 98. 6 d. The average value of £100 of tithe rent-charge for the 61 years which have elapsed since the passing of the Tithe Commutation Act is £97 198. 4 d.
COMMUNICATIONS REFERRING TO PAPERS IN
THE “TRANSACTIONS,” &c.
On Mr. TUalter C. Ryde's Paper on “ The Agricul
tural Rates Act, 1896."
(" Transactions," Vol. XXVIII.,
Mr. Ryde, in his carefully written Paper, raises the important question whether the case of Purser v. the Worthing Local Board (Professional Notes, ii. 59 and 121) applies to the assessment of glass houses in nursery grounds and market gardens under the above Act, and the same question has been mooted in a great many parts of the country.
I cannot help thinking there is a great deal to be said in support of Mr. Ryde's view that it does not. He mentions that in Sections 1 and 5 (a) of the Act a distinction is drawn between land and buildings, while in the Public Health Act, 1875, buildings are not mentioned as separate from land. But the matter does not rest there. In Section 2 of the Agricultural Rates Act it is said that “the Act shall apply to every “ rate as defined by the Act, except a rate which the
occupier of agricultural land is liable, as compared with
the occupier of buildings or other hereditaments, to be “ assessed to,” &c. And in Section 5 we have the important provision that “in every valuation list .... where
any hereditament consists partly of agricultural land “ and partly of buildings, the gross estimated rental of the
buildings, when valued separately (in pursuance of this