Scope and Content

Contains: Account books of Roke Farm, Benson, Oxfordshire 1920-1942; weekly payments of Roke Farm, 1941-1942

Administrative / Biographical History

The donor's family has long been established in the Kidmore area to the north of Benson. The donor himself participated in a large number of agricultural experiments (including grass drying, corn drying, crop spraying) many of which were organised by the Oxford University Department of Agriculture from 1922 to 1940. He proposed to retire from farming in 1968

Farm size: 190 acres; heavy soils; tenant to Christchurch College, Oxford

Access Information

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent loan 15 May 1968 by S. Allwright, (Farm Records Accession Number 429)


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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Corporate Names