The CARDWELLS FARM, SHILTON, OXFORDSHIRE; JOHNSONS FARM, SHILTON, OXFORDSHIRE; MANOR FARM, SHILTON, OXFORDSHIRE; ASHBROOK FARM, BLEWBURY, BERKSHIRE; REDGATE FARM, BRIGHTWELL, BERKSHIRE COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: account book of Manor Farm, Shilton, Oxfordshire 1931-1940; sale catalogues of the live and dead farming stock of Manor Farm 1914, 1940; cropping books of Cardwells Farm and Johnsons Farm 1896-1908; lease of Manor Farm 1914, 1940; valuations on Cardwells Farm, 1895, 1919, Johnsons Farm 1901, Shilton House Farm, Burford 1906, hay and straw on land at Shilton 1937, Ashbrook Farm, Blewbury 1941; papers relating to the purchase of Redgate Farm, Brightwell 1930; papers relating to the sale of land adjoining Sturt Farm, Burford 1938; papers relating to the sale of Manor Farm, Shilton 1939

Administrative / Biographical History

Cardwells and Johnsons Farms were occupied from 1895 to 1919. Manor Farm was rented in 1914, purchased between 1919 and 1930 and sold in 1940, when the donor's family moved to Ashbrook Farm, Blewbury, Berkshire

Farm size, etc: Cardwells Farm: 200 acres; Manor Farm: 365 acres; all of the farms with the exception of Manor Farm were rented

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • CATALOGUES
  • CROPPING BOOKS
  • LEASES
  • VALUATIONS
  • SUNDRY PAPERS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented November 1968 by L.T. Porter (Farm Records Accession Number 512)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 24 April 2003

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist