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National Farm Survey - no. 34, Aldington

Mr Sidney IDIENS
Aldington Lodge, Aldington
Size of Farm
5 acres and over

Census Form C47

C47 returned?
Yes - But census form not copied

Census Form C51

C51 returned?
Acreage of small fruit
Q83 - Currants, black½ acre
Q86 - Loganberries and Cultivated Blackberries½ acre

Census Form SF

SF returned?
Labour on 4th June
Q132 - Workers, Casual, Female2
Motive power on holding on 4th June
Q137 - Oil or Petrol Engines, Number and Horse Power2 (1¾ Horse Power each)
Q144 - If holding owned by you, best estimated annual rental value£150
Length of occupation of holding
Q147 - How many years have you been the occupier of the holding?18 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 anyPart time; also Merchant
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/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 - good; Buildings - good
QB7 - Condition of farm roadsGood
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
QC1 - Water supply to farmhousePipe
QC2 - Water supply to farm buildingsPipe
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 powerElectricity supply - public light and public power
QC6 - Is it used for household purposes and/or farm purposes?Yes - household and farm purposes
QD1 - Is farm classified as A, B or C?A
QD3 - Condition of arable landGood
QD4 - Condition of pastureGood
QD5 - Use of fertilisers on arable/grass landArable land - adequate; Pasture land - adequate
Field information recorded by
R W Sidwell - 10 Nov 1943
Primary record completed by
P BrIce - 29 Jun 1944