The WEREHAM, NORFOLK, CRANES FARM, SHOTESHAM, NORFOLK, GREAT WOOD FARM, SHOTESHAM, NORFOLK, NEWTON DAIRY FARM, SHOTESHAM, NORFOLK, OLD HALL FARM, SHOTESHAM, NORFOLK, PARK FARM, SHOTESHAM, NORFOLK, SKEETS HILL FARM, SHOTESHAM, NORFOLK, WINTERS FARM, SHOTESHAM, NORFOLK COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Account book of Old Hall Farm, Shotesham, Norfolk 1898-1906; farm account book of Newton Dairy Farm, 1912-1922; cash books of James and Frederick Hazell of Old Hall Farm and Winters Farm 1913-1939 and Old Hall Farm and Cranes Farm 1939-1953; sundry unsystematic accounts and calculations relating to Old Hall Farm 1941; highway expenditure account book of Shotesham St Mary 1879-1880; overseers balance sheet for the parish of Shotesham St Mary 1926; sale catalogues of land in Langley 1931, Lath Green Farm 1921; Shotesham Estate 1921; inventories of farm produce and livestock of Cranes Farm, Great Wood Farm and Old Hall Farm 1908-1909; farm labour books of a farm in Wereham 1855-1877; farm labour books relating to Great Wood Farm, Old Hall Farm, Newton Dairy Farm, Church Farm, Winters Farm, Cranes Farm 1902-1953; bank pass boooks 1909-1932; plans of Park Farm c1920; sundry receipts 1829-1844; register of the designated herd owned by Frederick Hazell of Old Hall Farm, 1940; bank statements 1932-1938; assessments of drainage rates and other papers relating to draining and ditching 1935-1950

Administrative / Biographical History

The donor's family moved from Wereham to Old Hall Farm, Shotesham in 1871. By the eighteen-nineties they were also farming Cranes Farm and Great Wood Farm. In 1921, Great Wood Farm, (which may have incorporated Lath Green Farm) was relinquished, but Newton Dairy Farm and Park Farm seem to have been occupied sometime during the 1920's. The occupiers were originally Charles Hazell, who died in 1908, and James and Frederick Hazell who formed a partnership in about 1913

Farm size: Cranes Farm: 159 acres; Great Wood Farm: 122 acres; Newton Dairy Farm: 156 acres; Old Hall Farm: 320 acres; Park Farm: 166 acres; Skeets Hill Farm: 156 acres

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • CATALOGUES
  • INVENTORIES
  • LABOUR BOOKS
  • PASS BOOKS
  • PLANS
  • RECEIPTS
  • REGISTERS
  • STATEMENTS
  • SUNDRY PAPERS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit 24 May 1968 by J. Hazell, Norfolk (Farm Records Accession Number 468)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 4 March 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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