BOUGHTON PLACE ESTATE, BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA, KENT, GOUDHURST, KENT, RIPPLE FARM, WESTWELL, ASHFORD, KENT, SHARE FARM, HORSMONDEN, KENT; MOTCOMBE ESTATE, YEOVIL, SOMERSET COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Sales account book for a pamphlet written by William Henry Major 1912-1919; account book of Motcombe Estate, Yeovil, Somerset 1928-1932; account book of cottage rents from Crofton Hall, Crofton, Kent 1935-1951; account books of Boughton Place Estate, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent 1938-1941; account book of Share Farm, Hormonsden, Kent 1938-1939; account book of house and cottage rents from Margate, Kent 1939-1940; account book of a farm at Goudhurst, Kent 1940-1948; loose accounts relating mainly to payment of land tax 1930-1932; annual register of milk records for Ripple Farm, Westwell, Kent 1944-1945

Administrative / Biographical History

The donors settled on their present site in about 1830. G.K. Benton farmed there and elsewhere, specialising in the purchase of low value derelict estates in, for example, Somerset and Northampton. His practice was to improve the properties and resell them

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • REGISTERS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent loan 29 July 1966 by G.K. Beaton and Son, Ltd, (Farm Records Accession Number 304)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 27 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

Family Names