The SHELLEY WOOD HOUSE, SHELLEY, KIRKBURTON, YORKSHIRE; HEALEY FARM, SHELLEY, KIRKBURTON, YORKSHIRE COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Account book of contract work and farm diary 1901-1907; farm account book and farm diary for lime, manure, hay, straw and feeding stuffs 1901-1907; farm account book of receipts and payments including income from dairy produce 1901-1906; tillage and cropping book including right of Healey Farm, Shelley, Yorkshire 1904-1907; farm diary giving a record of butter production 1904-1907; map of Healey Farm, c1907; notebook of veterinary recipes c1897; notice of intention to quit Shelley Wood House Farm, 1903; notice of intention to quit Healey Farm, 1906; newspaper cuttings on agricultural topics c 1906

Administrative / Biographical History

The donor's father, Ellis Rhodes, the son of a mining engineer, was born at New Mill, near Huddersfield, in 1872. He farmed at Shelley Wood House until 1904 when he took possession of Healey Farm. Three years later, when Healey Farm was relinquished, he was killed while working as the Deputy Manager of a local colliery. The donor after extra-mural study at Leeds University, became an instructor at the Sussex Institute of Agriculture and subsequently joined the National Agricultural Advisory Service.

Farm size etc: Shelley Wood House: unknown; Healey Farm: c.30 acres; tenant of John Priestley.

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • CROPPING BOOKS
  • DIARIES
  • MAPS
  • NOTE BOOKS
  • SUNDRY PAPERS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent loan 11 April 1968 by J. Rhodes, (Farm Records Accession Number 422)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 28 April 2003

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist