CHORLEY MANOR FARM, HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, FIELD FARM, BURGHFIELD, BERKSHIRE COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Farm account books of Chorley Manor Farm 1919-1923, Field Farm 1924-1926; account book of labour payments of Field Farm 1926-1932; farming notebook 1920-1925; Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries annual register of milk records of Chorley Manor Farm 1920-1921, Field Farm 1924-1925, 1927-1928; University of Reading National Institute for Research in Dairying monthly bacteriological report on milk sample for Field Farm, 1930-1932

Administrative / Biographical History

The family of the donor came from Fifeshire to Chorley Manor Farm in about 1900 and practised beef rather than dairy farming. In 1924, the family moved to Field Farm, Burghfield. 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

1. BOOKS OF ACCOUNT

2. LABOUR BOOKS

3. NOTE BOOKS

4. REGISTERS

5. REPORTS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit October 1965 by Mrs More (Farm Records Accession Number 53)

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

Subjects

Geographical Names