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National Farm Survey - no. 60, Aldington

Messrs Henry MASTERS & Son
Benge Hill, Evesham
Size of Farm
5 acres and over

Census Form C47

C47 returned?
Acreage of Crops and Grass
Q14 - Kale, for fodder1½ acres
Q23 - Orchards, with crops, fallow, or grass below the trees21½ acres
Q25 - Small Fruit, not under orchard trees2 acres
Q26 - Vegetables for human consumption (excluding Potatoes), Flowers and Crops under Glass11½ acres
Q32 - Permanent Grass for Grazing (not for Mowing this season) but excluding rough grazings10 acres
Q33 - TOTAL OF ABOVE ITEMS, 1-32 (Total acreage of excluding Rough Grazings)46½ acres
Labour employed on 4th June
Q35 - Wholetime regular workers, Males 21 and over5
Q81 - Horses used for agricultural purposes (including mares kept for breeding) or by Market Gardeners, Mares1
Q43 - Cows and Heifers in milk22
Q46 - Bulls being used for service2

Census Form C51

C51 returned?
Acreage of small fruit
Q83 - Currants, black1½ acres
Q85 - Gooseberries½ acre
Q87 - TOTAL ACREAGE2 acres
Acreage of vegetables for human consumption, flowers, crops under glass
Q89 - Cabbage, Savoys, Kate and Sprouting Broccoli3 acres
Q90 - Cauliflower or Broccoli (Heading)3 ares
Q92 - Parsnips3½ acres
Q115 - TOTAL9½ acres
Stocks of hay and straw on holding on 4th June
Q125 - Hay1 ton
Q126 - Straw2 tons

Census Form SF

SF returned?
Motive power on holding on 4th June
Q137 - Oil or Petrol Engines, Number and Horse Power1 (4 Horse Power)
Q144 - If holding owned by you, best estimated annual rental value£135
Length of occupation of holding
Q147 - How many years have you been the occupier of the holding?Over 20 years


B496 returned?
QA1 - Is occupier tenant or owner?Tenant
QA2a - If tenant, forename of ownerF J
QA2b - If tenant, surname of ownerMASTERS
QA2c - If tenant, address of ownerEvesham
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, Hampton (Four Pools 238/222 & Ridgeway 238/350), Wickhamford (45/71), Bengeworth (100/5), Cropthorne & Bricklehampton (103/24), 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/peaty25% heavy; 75% 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 roadsGood
QB8 - Condition of fencesGood
QB9 - Condition of ditchesGood
QB10 - General condition of field drainageGood
QB11 - Condition of cottagesGood
QB12 - Number of cottages within farm area or elsewhere1 cottage within farm area
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 buildingsPipe & Roof
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 - 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 - 8 Nov 1943
Primary record completed by
P BrIce - 14 Dec 1943