The HIGHWAY FARM, CALNE, WILTSHIRE; HIGHLANDS FARM, BRIGHTWELL, BERKSHIRE COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: account book of Highway Farm, Calne, Wiltshire 1879-1931; ledger of Highlands Farm, Brightwell, Berkshire 1925-1931; account book for sales of farm produce of Highlands Farm 1939-1941; account books of Highlands Farm 1939-1941, 1943-1950; account books of labour payments of Highlands Farm 1927-1944

Administrative / Biographical History

The donor's grandfather occupied a large farm at Calne, specialising in sheep, corn and milk. His father moved from Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, to Dial Post, Horsham, Sussex in 1925. Store pigs were introduced in 1935 and the raising of sheep and corn abandoned. In 1925 he moved to Brightwell and purchased Highlands Farm. It was sold in 1964

Farm size: Highways Farm: about 1,000 acres; down and vale; owner-occupied; Highlands Farm: originally over 600 acres but the acreage slowly contracted to about 250 acres; owner occupied

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • LABOUR BOOKS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit 4 October 1965 by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous (Farm Records Accession Number 369)

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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