HOME FARM, CHARLTON, WANTAGE, BERKSHIRE COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Account book of corn sold 1836-1861; account books of expenditure and income 1884-1919; ledgers 1906-1940; farm account books 1924-1934; cash books 1934-1940; account of labour payments 1934-1944; poultry and pigs account book 1933-1938; purchases day book 1934-1940; sales day book 1934-1943; farm account book 1938-1939; farm diary 1879

Administrative / Biographical History

Grandfather of donor was a butcher in Wantage and moved to Home Farm c1850. In 1918 he let the farm. His son took over the farm in 1927 and remained there until c1945.

Farm size: 600-700 acres pre 1918; c400 acres post 1918; c300 acres 1927-1945 soil type: greensand, chalk and clay

Arrangement

1. BOOKS OF ACCOUNT

2. DIARIES

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit May 1967 by A C Castle. (Farm Records Accession Number 397)

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