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National Farm Survey - no. 2, Aldington

Vine Cottage, High Street, Badsey
Size of Farm
5 acres and over

Census Form C47

C47 returned?
Acreage of Crops and Grass
Q1 - Wheat8 acres
Q11 - Turnips and Swedes, for fodder1½ acre
Q16 - Cabbage, Savoys and Kohl Rabi, for fodder3 acres
Q24 - Orchards, with small fruit below the trees12 acres
Q26 - Vegetables for human consumption (excluding Potatoes), Flowers and Crops under Glass41½ acres
Q31 - Permanent Grass for Mowing this season10 acres
Q32 - Permanent Grass for Grazing (not for Mowing this season) but excluding rough grazings6 acres
Q33 - TOTAL OF ABOVE ITEMS, 1-32 (Total acreage of excluding Rough Grazings)82 acres
Labour employed on 4th June
Q35 - Wholetime regular workers, Males 21 and over5
Q36 - Wholetime regular workers, Males 18-201 son
Q38 - Wholetime regular workers, Women and girls2 daughters
Q41 - Casual (seasonal or part-time) workers, Women and girls1
Q81 - Horses used for agricultural purposes (including mares kept for breeding) or by Market Gardeners, Mares3
Q70 - All other Pigs, 2-5 months2
Q73 - Poultry, Fowls over 6 months old45
Q74 - Poultry, Fowls under 6 months old25

Census Form C51

C51 returned?
Acreage of vegetables for human consumption, flowers, crops under glass
Q88 - Brussels Sprouts10 acres
Q89 - Cabbage, Savoys, Kate and Sprouting Broccoli3 acres
Q90 - Cauliflower or Broccoli (Heading)2½ acres
Q92 - Parsnips1 acre
Q95 - Onions2½ acres
Q96 - Beans, Broad2 acres
Q97 - Beans, Runner and French3 acres
Q98 - Peas, Green, for Market10 acres
Q101 - Asparagus6 acres
Q105 - Tomatoes, growing in the open1½ acres
Q115 - TOTAL41½ acres
Stocks of hay and straw on holding on 4th June
Q125 - Hay15

Census Form SF

SF returned?
Labour on 4th June
Q129 - Workers, Whole Time Family, Male1
Q130 - Workers, Whole Time Family, Female2
Motive power on holding on 4th June
Q140 - Wheel Tractors for field work, Number, Make and Horse Power1
Q143 - Actual rent payable during current year£153 17s 0d
Length of occupation of holding
Q148a - If occupied parts of holding for different periods, Part 1, acres and length of occupation14 acres - 20 years
Q148b - If occupied parts of holding for different periods, Part 2, acres and length of occupation20 acres - 15 years
Q148c - If occupied parts of holding for different periods, Part 3, acres and length of occupation9 acres - 28 years; plus other land for 50 years


B496 returned?
QA1 - Is occupier tenant or owner?Tenant
QA2a - If tenant, forename of ownerA
QA2b - If tenant, surname of ownerKERR
QA2c - If tenant, address of ownerBadsey
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 countyNo
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/peaty50% heavy; 50% medium
QB2 - Is farm conveniently laid out?Moderately
QB3 - Percentage of farm which is naturally good/fair/bad75% good; 25% fair
QB4 - Situation in regard to roadFair
QB5 - Situation in regard to railwayGood
QB6 - Condition of farmhouse and buildingsFarmhouse - good; Buildings - good
QB7 - Condition of farm roadsGood
QB8 - Condition of fencesGood
QB9 - Condition of ditchesGood
QB10 - General condition of field drainageFair
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
QC1 - Water supply to farmhousePipe
QC2 - Water supply to farm buildingsPipe
QC3 - Water supply to fieldsWell
QC4 - Is there a seasonal shortage of water?No
QC5 - Electricity supply - public light, public power, private light, private powerElectricity supply - public light and public power
QC6 - Is it used for household purposes and/or farm purposes?Yes - household purposes
QD1 - Is farm classified as A, B or C?A
QD3 - Condition of arable landGood
QD4 - Condition of pastureFair
QD5 - Use of fertilisers on arable/grass landArable land - adequate; Pasture land - to some extent
Field information recorded by
R W Sidwell - 8 Nov 1943
Primary record completed by
P BrIce - 14 Dec 1943
Notes on Farmer/Market Gardener

On Form B496, Raymond Webb, Evesham, was also listed as owner; he was presumably the agent