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Chelveston-cum-Caldecott Parish Council

Serving the people of Chelveston-cum-Caldecott

Clerk: Mr Mark Hunter
Ashbury, Caldecott
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire NN9 6AR

Tel: 01933 626039

Farms

Farms, and details of the farmers from census records and trade directories, plus acreage from the 1919 Estate sale where applicable.

Caldecott

Duchy Farm

Joseph Gross 1789 - Right of Common for 210 sheep & 42 cows

Thomas Gross 1841

William Richard Gross 1851 ("farmer of 180 acres employing 4 men"), 1861 ("farmer of 180 acres employing 5 men & 2 boys"), 1871 ("farmer 180 acres employing 4 men & boys") & 1881 ("farmer of 182 acres employing 3 men & 4 boys")

Thomas Eady 1891

Horace Samuel Grey 1940.

Duchy Farmhouse is now a private dwelling.

Manor Farm

Manor Farmhouse - the wall at the front has since been removed.

Listed as 288.2 acres in 1919 sale catalogue.

Nathaniel Martin 1841

Sophia Martin (widow of Nathaniel) 1851 ("farmer of 285 acres employing 6 men")

Nathaniel Martin 1861 (son of Nathaniel Martin) ("farmer of 285 acres employing 7 men and 3 boys") & 1871 ("farmer 285 acres employing 9 men & 4 boys")

John Sharpe 1881 ("farmer of 270 acres employing 7 men & 3 boy") & 1891

Thomas Wilmott 1905

George Willmott 1910

Alfred Willmott 1911 & 1914

Poplars Farm

Listed as 393.4 acres in 1919 sale catalogue.

James Browning 1841, 1851 ("farmer of 390 acres employing 10 labourers"), 1861 ("farmer of 391 acres employing 9 men & 5 boys") & 1871 ("farmer 650 acres employing 15 men & 5 boys").

James and Mary Ann Osborn Browning in 1863.

By kind permission of his great great granddaughter Jessica Leslie, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Ebeneezer Jabez Browning 1881 ("farmer of 390 acres employing 7 men & 3 boys") & 1891

In 1880 he is listed as a Hon. Secretary of the Annual Flower Show.

In 1889 a fire in the farmyard destroyed 9 stacks and number of outbuildings.

Joseph Knight 1901, 1905, 1911 & 1914

Frederick J Knight 1924

Alfred Joseph Carr 1940

Top Farm

Listed as 22.7 acres in 1919 sale catalogue.

William Smith 1881 ("farmer of 20 acres employing 1 boy"), 1891 & 1905

Top Gate Farmhouse is now a private dwelling.

Chelveston

Chelveston (Anwell) Lodge Farm

Listed as 118.8 acres in 1919 sale catalogue - now in Stanwick parish.

Charles Bailey 1841, 1851 ("farmer of 118 acres employing 3 men") & 1861 ("farmer of 116 acres of land employing 1 labourer & 1 boy").

Benjamin Browning 1874 and 1887.

Samuel Denton 1881 ("farmer of 120 acres employing 2 men & 2 boys"), 1891 & 1901.

Charles W Lay 1905 & 1914.

Duchy Farm

Duchy Farmhouse - since demolished.

Listed as 68.4 acres in 1919 sale catalogue.

Thomas Britten 1861 ("farmer of 11 acres), 1871, ("farmer of 12 acres"), 1881 ("farmer of 60 acres employing 3 men & 1 boy") & 1891.

Alfred Britten 1905 & 1914.

Jack McCauley 1943

Duchy Farm has been developed over and is now Duchy Close.

Hall (Yard) Farm

Listed as 99.8 acres in 1919 sale catalogue.

Fredrick N Britten 1901 & 1905

Frederick G Knight (son of Joseph Knight) 1940

Middle Farm

Middle Farm circa 1910

Listed as 154.4 acres in 1919 sale catalogue

Harry Smith 1901 & 1910

Joseph Charles Britten (son of Charles Britten) 1943

Middle Farmhouse is now a private dwelling.

Pastures Farm

Listed as 295.1 acres in 1919 sale catalogue.

Charles Britten 1901, 1905, 1914 & 1924.

Bert Page is believed to have farmed this in the 1930's, until it was sold in 1939.

Pastures Farm has been developed over and is now Btitten Close.

Top Farm

Listed as 79.7 acres in 1919 Sale Catalogue.

George Wyldes 1890, 1901, 1905 & 1914

George Edward Britten (son of Charles Britten) 1924 & 1940. George was the ARP Warden for Chelveston during WW2.

Joseph Charles Britten (son of Charles Britten) 1950

Top Farmhouse is now a private dwelling.