Documents relating to Branden Creek Farm, Ousebridge Farm, Upton Farm, Willows Rows Farm, Littleport, Ely, Cambridge, Lowes Farm, Hilgay, Norfolk Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Farm account books of Henry Martin of [Ousebridge Farm] 1862; farm account books of Brandon Creek Farm 1901-1920, analytical farm account books of Brandon Creek Farm, Lowes Farm, Ousebridge Farm, Upton Farm, Willow Rows Farm, 1922-1937; account of Charles Hawkins and Sons, auctioneers of Downham Cambridgeshire for the sale of Lowes Farm, 1922; catalogue of ploughs, harrows and other implements offered for sale by John Cooke and Sons of Lincoln 1904; stock book of horses pedigrees 1904-1951; valuation of Lowes Farm, Hilgay, Norfolk 1914

Administrative / Biographical History

The donor's family, long established in the Littleport area, has occupied one farm for over 120 years. During the inter-war years the family was primarily concerned with pedigree Frisian cattle and (after 1925) with sugar beet. There was however a large acreage of potatoes, with wheat and barley. The donor himself took a Cambridge degree in Agriculture: his two sons read Agricultural and Earth Sciences

Farm size: Up to 1914, about 600 acres; immediately after the first world war the acreage rose to 1500 acres and later to about 2000 acres

Arrangement

1. BOOKS OF ACCOUNT

2. CATALOGUES

3. STOCK BOOKS

4. VALUATIONS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit 23 June 1967 by Joseph H. Martin (Farm Records Accession Number 403)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, February 2003

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist

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