The CHEWTON FIELD FARM, CHEWTON MENDIP, SOMERSET; ROSEWALL FARM, HIGH LITTLETON SOMERSET COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Loose accounts of Rosewall Farm, High Littleton, Somerset 1871-1918; leases of a house, garden and thirty milch cows 1877, Rosewall Farm, High Littleton, Somerset, Chewton Field Farm, Chewton Mendip, Somerset 1916; rate book of the parish of Shrivenham, Berkshire 1848-1850; estimate of the cost of enlarging a piggery for James Cox 1882; market supplement to the Mark Lane Express 14 April 1919

Administrative / Biographical History

The donor's family has been long established in Somerset, first at Rosewall Farm, High Littleton and later at Chewton Field Farm, Chewton Mendip, which the donor's grandfather James Cox occupied in the early years of this century. In 1916 Chewton Field Farm was taken over by Alexander Cox. The donor himself, a graduate of Reading University, became an assistant manager at Liddington, Wiltshire on a farm which he later took over. He moved to Cowlease Farm, Shrivenham, Berkshire in 1936

Farm size: Chewton Field Farm: 338 acres; tenant to Lord Waldegrave; Rosewell Farm: 148 acres; tenant to J.G. Mogg

Arrangement

  • ACCOUNTS
  • LEASES
  • RATE BOOKS
  • SUNDRY PAPERS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit October 1967 by E.S. Cox (Farm Records Accession Number 401)

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

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