Borough Farm

The spacious farmhouse of brick and tile with stone flagged passages and kitchens stood in a hollow with the farm buildings nearby. These were enormous barns with thatched roofs and boarded sides and wonderful oak beams and floors with huge mows for the unthreshed corn, much stabling and big yards.

Watercress Farming

Prior to the Roman invasion, southern England was a major exporter of grain to Europe. Grain from farmsteads in the Dever Valley would probably have made its way to the coastal ports by boat on the River Itchen or the River Test.