The FIELD FARM, BURGHFIELD, BERKSHIRE COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Diaries of Field Farm, Burghfield, Berkshire 1930-11951; notebook containing a few notes on seed and fertilisers purchased 1953; notebook containing some notes on sowing costs 1957; register of heifers and cows on Field Farm 1946-1952

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1924, the family of the donor moved to Field Farm, Burghfield from Chorley Manor Farm. The husband of the donor took over his father's farm in 1934 and died in 1959. The donor is now (June 1966) tenant in partnership with two sons. She is a member of the Bowden/Bucknell family which moved from Devon at the end of the 19th century. Field Farm is 240 acres of mixed gravel and clay soils and part of the Benyon Estate

Arrangement

  • DIARIES
  • NOTE BOOKS
  • REGISTERS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent loan October 1965 by Mrs. R.D.S. More (Farm Records Accession Number 1045)

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

Related Material

See also FR BUC 2 held at the Museum of English Rural Life