The PANGFIELD FARM, STANFORD DINGLEY, BERKSHIRE; GROVE FARM, BLACKFORD, WEDMORE, SOMERSET, STOVOLDS HILL FARM, CRANLEIGH, SURREY; BARN BRIDGE FARM, TYTHERTON; WILTSHIRE COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Farm account book of Grove Farm, Blackford, Wedmore, Somerset 1884-1943; farm account book of Barn Bridge Farm, Tytherton, Wiltshire, Pangfield Farm, Stanford Dingley, Berkshire and Stovolds Hill Farm, Cranleigh, Surrey 1927-1960; account books of labour payments of Pangfield Farm 1933-1948

Administrative / Biographical History

The donor's grandfather farmed at Grove Farm, Wedmore, Somerset; his father moved from there to Stanford Dingley, Berkshire in 1928. The donor himself at first farmed with his father. He subsequently moved to Tytherton, . Wilts but returned to Stanford Dingley in about 1933. After selling the farm in 1948 he tried unsuccessfully to purchase Frogmore Farm, Bradfield Berkshire. He then moved to Cranleigh, Surrey and did not finally acquire Frogmore Farm until 1960. Although the donor is an only son, three of his four cousins are farmers. Throughout its farming history, the family has been committed to livestock farming and in 1960 the donor abandoned milk production to concentrate on beef cattle and (later) barley. He estimates that the farm runs at a loss, although the loss is offset to some extent by capital accumulated from the sale of farms held earlier.

Farm size unknown but all owner-occupied

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • LABOUR BOOKS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented October 1966 by Bruce Hole, (Farm Records Accession Number 51)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 28 April 2003

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

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