BARFORD FARM, WIMBORNE, DORSET, DROVE BARN FARM, TARRANT GUNVILLE, DORSET, LAUNCESTON FARM, TARRANT LAUNCESTON, DORSET, MIDDLE FARM, FONTMELL, DORSET, WEST MONKTON FARM, TARRANT MONKTON, DORSET COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Farm account books of West Monkton Farm 1856-1895, Barford Farm 1926-1937; farm ledgers of Launceston Farm 1895-1927, Drove Barn Farm 1910-1918, Barford Farm 1924-1938; sale catalogues of the outlying portions of the Stanstead Park Estate, Sussex 1913, Launceston Farm 1933; account books of labour payments 1864-1905; 1924-1927; 1930-1933, 1937-1938; leases of West Monkton Farm 1847, Middle Farm 1878, Launceston Farm 1894, 1907, Drove Barn Farm 1909; poor rate book for the parish of Tarrant Monkton 1828-1835; surveyor of the highways account book for the parish of Tarrant Monkton 1839-1840; valuations of hay and tillages on a farm in Tarrant Monkton 1873, 1878, 1879; Launceston Farm 1910, 1933; valuations of holdover on a piece of land called Nighterrat, being part of the farm in the occupation of John Butler at Fontmell Magna 1883; receipts for farm rents 1868-1895; notice to the farm and other tenants on the Langton settled estates relating to the payment of rent 1896; map of land near Blandford, Dorset including part of Launceston Farm 1918; award of arbitration relating to the payment of compensation for improvements to Harbins Park Farm, Tarrant Gunville 1919

Administrative / Biographical History

The donor's family has long been established in farming in the Wimborne area of Dorset. The family is thought originally to have come from Ireland in the late 18th or early 19th centuries, and turned to agriculture after some years in the milling business

Arrangement

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

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent loan 16 March 1966 by R.P. Butler, (Farm Records Accession Number 67)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 21 February 2003

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist

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