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National Farm Survey - no. 12, Aldington

Size of Farm
5 acres and over

Census Form C47

C47 returned?
Acreage of Crops and Grass
Q10 - Potatoes, main crop and second earlies5 acres
Q23 - Orchards, with crops, fallow, or grass below the trees15 acres
Q26 - Vegetables for human consumption (excluding Potatoes), Flowers and Crops under Glass57 acres
Q32 - Permanent Grass for Grazing (not for Mowing this season) but excluding rough grazings2 acres
Q33 - TOTAL OF ABOVE ITEMS, 1-32 (Total acreage of excluding Rough Grazings)79 acres
Labour employed on 4th June
Q35 - Wholetime regular workers, Males 21 and over13
Q36 - Wholetime regular workers, Males 18-202
Q38 - Wholetime regular workers, Women and girls1
Q41 - Casual (seasonal or part-time) workers, Women and girls8
Q81 - Horses used for agricultural purposes (including mares kept for breeding) or by Market Gardeners, Mares2
Q74 - Poultry, Fowls under 6 months old12

Census Form C51

C51 returned?
Acreage of vegetables for human consumption, flowers, crops under glass
Q88 - Brussels Sprouts32 acres
Q89 - Cabbage, Savoys, Kate and Sprouting Broccoli7 acres
Q90 - Cauliflower or Broccoli (Heading)2 acres
Q92 - Parsnips1½ acres
Q95 - Onions1 acre
Q96 - Beans, Broad4 acres
Q97 - Beans, Runner and French5 acres
Q98 - Peas, Green, for Market13 acres
Q103 - Lettuce1 acre
Q104 - Rhubarb1½ acres
Q115 - TOTAL68 acres

Census Form SF

SF returned?
Labour on 4th June
Q131 - Workers, Casual, MaleSeasonal
Q132 - Workers, Casual, FemaleSeasonal
Q143 - Actual rent payable during current year£330
Q145 - If holding partly owned and partly rented, acreage and estimated rental value of land owned23½ acres - £100
Q146 - If holding partly owned and partly rented, acreage and rent payable of land held as tenant76 acres - £330
Length of occupation of holding
Q148a - If occupied parts of holding for different periods, Part 1, acres and length of occupation40½ acres - 15 years
Q148b - If occupied parts of holding for different periods, Part 2, acres and length of occupation22 acres - 15 years
Q148c - If occupied parts of holding for different periods, Part 3, acres and length of occupation36 acres - 8 years


B496 returned?
QA1 - Is occupier tenant or owner?Owner
QA3 - Is farmer full-time, part-time, spare time, hobby, other type, and other occupation, if anyFull time
QA4 - Does farmer occupy other land? If so, name of holding, parish and countyYes - Occupational, Offenham, Worcestershire
QA5 - Has farmer grazing rights over land not occupied by him? If so, nature of such rightsNo
Conditions of Farm
QB1 - Percentage of area on which soil is heavy/medium/light/peaty100% medium
QB2 - Is farm conveniently laid out?Yes
QB3 - Percentage of farm which is naturally good/fair/bad100% good
QB4 - Situation in regard to roadGood
QB5 - Situation in regard to railwayGood
QB6 - Condition of farmhouse and buildingsFarmhouse - not applicable; Buildings - good
QB7 - Condition of farm roadsFair
QB8 - Condition of fencesGood
QB9 - Condition of ditchesGood
QB10 - General condition of field drainageGood
QB11 - Condition of cottagesNot applicable
QB14 - Is there infestation with rabbits and moles, rats and mice, rooks and wood pigeons, other birds, insect pests?No infestation
QB15 - Is there heavy infestation with weeds? If so, kind of weeds?No
QB16 - Are there derelict fields? If so, acreageNo
Water and Electricity
QC2 - Water supply to farm buildingsRoof
QC3 - Water supply to fieldsWell & Stream
QC4 - Is there a seasonal shortage of water?No
QC5 - Electricity supply - public light, public power, private light, private powerNo electricity supply
QD1 - Is farm classified as A, B or C?A
QD3 - Condition of arable landGood
QD4 - Condition of pastureNot applicable
QD5 - Use of fertilisers on arable/grass landArable land - adequate
Field information recorded by
R W Sidwell - 8 Nov 1943
Primary record completed by
P BrIce - 14 Dec 1943