DEANE PLACE FARM COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Income accounts 1930-1962; expenditure accounts 1943-1959; labour books 1944-1961; vouchers, statements, receipts and invoices 1957-1959

Administrative / Biographical History

The Fleming family moved from East Kilbride, near Glasgow, to Wargrave in 1903. In Scotland, they had practised dairy farming on 150-200 acres, but came south to take up arable farming. In 1948, however, they re- introduced cows. This contradicts to some extent the usual practise of Scottish immigrants, who tended to bring livestock with them. On Lady Day 1966, W. Fleming, having been given notice to quit by a new owner-occupier landlord, left Deane Place Farm and retired to Devon

Farm size: 320 acres; chalky soils, deep but flinty; tenant to Col. Micklem up to 1964

Arrangement

1 BOOKS OF ACCOUNT

2 LABOUR BOOKS

3 SUNDRY PAPERS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanant loan in 1965 (Farm Records Accession number 22)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 19 December 2002

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist