The POOL FARM, PURITON, SOMERSET COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Records of Pool Farm: Account book 1911-1922; analysis book of purchases and expenses 1922-1926; analysis book of receipts and sales 1922-1926; analysis books of receipts or sales/purchases and expenses 1927-1938; milk production register 1934-1940; valuation list for Puriton, Somerset made under the authority of the Union Assessment Committee Act of 1862, 1879

Administrative / Biographical History

Pool Farm has now (June 1966) been split up and built over. Only the farm house is at present owned by the donor's family. The donor, son of a carpenter and builder and the grandson of W.C. House, is a student at Reading University

Farm size etc. In 1911 about 154.5 acres; owner occupied

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • REGISTERS
  • VALUATIONS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent loan 11 January 1966 by W.R. Hanham per National Agricultural Advisory Service, Bristol, Gloucester (Farm Records Accession Number 354)

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

Please contact the Archivist