The CHURCH FARM, CHURCH KNOWLE, CORFE CASTLE, DORSET; BLACKMANSTON FARM, STEEPLE, CORFE CASTLE, DORSET COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Farm account book of Blackmanston Farm, Steeple, Dorset 1906-1912; account book of milk deliveries of Blackmanston Farm 1910-1913; ledger of Blackmanston Farm 1923-1951; lease of Blackmanston Farm 1909; valuation of hay, straw, tillages and fixtures at Church Knowle, Dorset from Robert Read to J Holland 1898

Administrative / Biographical History

The donor's father came from Whitgift, York with his uncle and aunt, who, having retired from ropemaking and inn-keeping in York, took over Church Farm at Church Knowle, Dorset. After his uncle's death, the donor's father carried on Church Farm and moved to Blackmanston Farm, Steeple, Dorset, in 1898

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • LEASES
  • VALUATIONS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit 1966 March 16 by J.S. Braisby (Farm Records Accession Number 64)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 28 April 2003

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist

Additional Information

The original manuscripts were sent back to the donor in December 1978. The collection now consists of xerox copies.