MANOR FARM, HORTON, BUCKINGHAM, MANOR FARM, AND MOOR FARM, YEOVENEY, MIDDLESEX COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Two letters relating to the Refell family and the terms of their tenure of Manor Farm, Horton, Buckinghamshire 1873, 1882; cash book of Manor Farm, Horton 1839-1856; sale catalogues of contents of farmhouse at Ditton Green Farm, Ditton, 1849 and Manor Farm, Horton 1863; sale catalogues of live and dead farming stock of Manor Farm, Horton, 1883; inventory of farm produce and implements on Manor Farm, Horton, 1862; account books of labour payments of Manor Farm, Horton, 1846-1857, 1872-1877, 1905-1938, ledger of Manor Farm, Horton, 1872-1877, valuation of Manor Farm, Horton, 1872-1877; publication The Cable 4 January 1896 p9-10 includes a printed account of a visit to Manor Farm, Horton; publication The Landworker v28 No 337 June 1947 includes the terms of a contract of employment by Alfred and Joseph Reffell in 1891; notice of Horton and Wraysbury ploughing match 1865

Administrative / Biographical History

The great grandfather of the donor farmed at Manor Farm, Horton from about 1819. His grandfather continued the tenancy and also acquired Manor Farm, Yeoveney. After 1870 the farm became a large market garden concern.

Manor Farm, Horton 294 acres; Manor Farm Yeoveney 420 acres; gravel soils; Moor Farm Yeoveney 285 acres. Tenants in part to Maj. Gen. Owen Williams

Arrangement

1. CORRESPONDENCE

2. CASH BOOKS

3. CATALOGUES

4. INVENTORIES

5. LABOUR BOOKS

6. LEDGERS

7. VALUATIONS

8. SUNDRY PAPERS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented 8 December 1965 on permanent loan by F.M. Reffell (Farm Records Accession Number 52)

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