The STEPARSIDE FARM, ONIBURY, SALOP, FARM AT CWM HEAD, CHURCH STRETTON, SALOP COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Crosby's farmers, graziers, stewards', baliff and cattle keepers pocket book 1808; account of money expended for the relief of the poor of the hamlet of Bucklehampton, Shropshire 1833-1871; account book of Steparside Farm, Onibury, Shropshire 1906-1908 and a farm at Cwm Head, Church Stretton, 1923-1932; account book of a farm at Great Denegate, Wadhurst, Sussex 1955-1964; rate books for the poor rate of the parish of Wiggenholt, Sussex 1905-1918; letter from J W Long to Joe relating to the management of the farm at Hardwick, Shropshire 1841; sundry loose accounts 1835-1864

Administrative / Biographical History

The early parish accounts relating to Bucklehampton, Shropshire, passed by marriage from the Martin family to the Tudge family. They were purchased by Joseph Martin junior. The history of the farm accounts is a little uncertain. The Martin and Tudge families farmed in Salop until the early 20th century. The Tudges farmed at Stepaside, Onibury, Salop and the 1906-08 accounts relate to this farm. The 1923-32 accounts relate to a farm at Cwm Head, near Church Stretton, Salop, occupied by W.B. Tudge and Mrs K.J. Maybury, who farmed in partnership. The most recent accounts relate to a small farm run by Miss D.M. Tudge at Great Danegate, Wadhurst, Sussex.

Farm size etc: Farm at Cwm Head 20 acres increasing to 35-40 acres; medium loam; tenant-farmed; farm at Great Danegate about 6 acres

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • SUNDRY PAPERS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit April 1966, mainly by H.J.C. Tudge (Farm Records Accession Number 85)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 24 April 2003

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

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