pightle pī'tl, (noun) a small enclosure: a croft. A dialect word from Norfolk. Its
derivation is obscure but possibly dates from the nineteenth century. In Norfolk,
arable farming is of major importance. Mechanical devices were introduced during
the nineteenth century (e.g. for ploughing, harrowing, reaping, threshing and sowing).
Such devices were still horse-
Thus, over several years, fields were reorganised to be acceptably rectangular. This
was cleverly and thoughtfully arranged but, inevitably, there were remnants, leftovers,