Scope and Content

Contains: Account books of Halfway Farm Kintbury, Berkshire 1920-1945

Administrative / Biographical History

The family of the donor originally owned a milling business at Greenham, co. Berks. The donor's grandfather took over Halfway Farm in 1883. His father assumed the holding in 1920 and the donor himself became a partner in 1941. During the period between the wars, the estate eased the effect of the depression by levying low rents and undertaking repairs. A dairy section was introduced in the early 1920's. The farm buildings are (July 1966) generally good, mainly because they were largely rebuilt after a barn fire in about 1890.

Farm size 1920-1936: 330 acres; mixed soils (gravel, chalk and yellow clay); 1936 onwards; 396 acres tenants to Suttons Estate; before 1900 tenants to the Houblon family

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit October 1965 by W. Allen, (Farm Records Accessionnumber 34)


Compiled by Caroline Gould, January 2003

Other Finding Aids

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

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