ODDINGTON, GLOUCESTER, HYDE FARM, TEMPLE GUITING, GLOUCESTER, HIGH LODGE FARM, MILTON UNDER WYCHWOOD, OXFORD, CASTLE FARM, MILTON UNDER WYCHWOOD, OXFORD COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Correspondence relating to rent, tithe, tithe rent-charge and water wupply on the farm 1922-1926; farm account book of Thomas Fletcher relating to a farm in Oddington 1779-1858; farm account book relating to a farm in Oddington 1845-1890; sale catalogue of live and dead farming stock of Upper Court Farm, Chadlington 1916; sale catalgoues relating to the Sarsden Estate 1922; labour account books of Hyde Farm, Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire, High Lodge Farm and Castle Farm, Milton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire 1908-1942; leases of Hyde Farm, Temple Guiting 1909 and High Lodge Farm, Milton under Wychwood 1914; valuations relating to property at Kirtlington, 1879, Hyde Farm 1902, 1908, 1914, High Lodge Farm 1914, Upper Court Farm 1916, Crows Castle Farm 1928; auctioneer's notes of sale 1919-1920; financial statement for the sale of High Lodge Farm, 1922; share certificate of the Oxfordshire Farmers' Bacon Factory 1924

Administrative / Biographical History

The Fletchers farmed in the Oddington area of Gloucester and the records came into the donor's possession through his grandmother. The Edgingtons originally farmed at Maugersbury, Gloucester. The donor's grandfather moved to Upper Court Farm, Chadlington, Oxford, in the Late 19th century. His father migrated to Temple Guiting in 1904 and to Milton under Wychwood in 1914. High Lodge Farm was purchased in 1922 and Castle Farm rented in 1928

Farm size: Hyde Farm: 275 acres; tenants to Hugh Andrews; High Lodge Farm: 312 acres; tenants to Earl Ducie and Lady Eversley until 1922; Castle Farm: 224 acres; tenants to Rhys-Wingfield of Barrington Park Estate; Soil types all stone brash

Arrangement

  • CORRESPONDENCE
  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • CATALOGUES
  • LABOUR BOOKS
  • LEASES
  • VALUATIONS
  • SUNDRY PAPERS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit 1966 March 31 by H.B. Edginton (Farm Records Accession Number 86)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 24 February 2003

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

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