BRITONS FARM, HORNCHURCH, ESSEX, MOOR HALL, AVELEY, ESSEX, TUNNEL FARM, WEST THURROCK, ESSEX, UPHAVERING FARM, HORNCHURCH, ESSEX COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Balance sheet and profit and loss accounts of Tunnel Farm, West Thurrock, Essex 1922-1931; farm account book of Tunnel Farm 1897-1900; expenditure analysis books of Tunnel Farm 1925-1936; petty cash analysis books of Tunnel Farm, 1925-1936; receipts analysis books of Tunnel Farm 1925-1941; cropping record of Tunnel Farm 1880-1916; cropping record of Uphavering Farm, Hornchurch 1905-1911; diary and notebook 1906; account books of labour payments of Tunnel Farm and Bayhouse Manor Farm 1926-1938; valuations of tillages, hay, straw, manure, fixtures and other matters at Tunnel Farm 1909; summary of valuations of the tenant right, live and dead farming stock etc upon Tunnel and Bayhouse Manor Farms, and other land at West Thurrock and Elm Farm, Hornchurch 1926-1931

Administrative / Biographical History

The donor's family moved to Tunnel Farm in 1880 from the Barnstable area of Devon, where they had held about 320 acres either as owner-occupiers or as tenants. They were induced to move by the collapse of tin prices and by the attraction of cheap land. A strong evangelical tradition in the family led them to fund local churches, which presumably absorbed considerable surplus capital

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • CROPPING BOOKS
  • DIARIES
  • LABOUR BOOKS
  • VALUATIONS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented January 1966 partly on permanent deposit and partly on photocopy loan by W. W. Vellacott (Farm Records Accession Number 80)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 23 February 2003

Other Finding Aids

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

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