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National Farm Survey - no. 28, Wickhamford

Mr George F COX
Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford
Size of Farm
5 acres and over

Census Form C47

C47 returned?
Acreage of Crops and Grass
Q10 - Potatoes, main crop and second earlies4½ acres
Q25 - Small Fruit, not under orchard trees2 acres
Q26 - Vegetables for human consumption (excluding Potatoes), Flowers and Crops under Glass4 acres
Q27 - All Other Crops not specified elsewhere on this return or grown on patches of less than ¼ acre½ acre
Q28 - Bare Fallow5 acres
Q32 - Permanent Grass for Grazing (not for Mowing this season) but excluding rough grazings1 acre
Q33 - TOTAL OF ABOVE ITEMS, 1-32 (Total acreage of excluding Rough Grazings)17 acres
Labour employed on 4th June
Q38 - Wholetime regular workers, Women and girls1
Q41 - Casual (seasonal or part-time) workers, Women and girls1
Q73 - Poultry, Fowls over 6 months old100
Q74 - Poultry, Fowls under 6 months old80

Census Form C51

C51 returned?
Acreage of small fruit
Q81 - Strawberries½ acre
Q82 - Raspberries¼ acre
Q83 - Currants, black½ acre
Q84 - Currants, red and white½ acre
Q86 - Loganberries and Cultivated Blackberries¼ acre
Q87 - TOTAL ACREAGE2 acres
Acreage of vegetables for human consumption, flowers, crops under glass
Q88 - Brussels Sprouts2 acres
Q91 - Carrots½ acre
Q95 - Onions1 acre
Q115 - TOTAL4 acres

Census Form SF

SF returned?
Labour on 4th June
Q130 - Workers, Whole Time Family, Female1
Motive power on holding on 4th June
Q140 - Wheel Tractors for field work, Number, Make and Horse Power2 - Trusty (4½ Horse Power) & Gravely (2 Horse Power)
Q145 - If holding partly owned and partly rented, acreage and estimated rental value of land owned4¾ acres - £7
Q146 - If holding partly owned and partly rented, acreage and rent payable of land held as tenant12½ acres - £40 7s 0d
Length of occupation of holding
Q148a - If occupied parts of holding for different periods, Part 1, acres and length of occupation10½ acres - 7 years
Q148b - If occupied parts of holding for different periods, Part 2, acres and length of occupation1½ acres - 4 years
Q148c - If occupied parts of holding for different periods, Part 3, acres and length of occupation5 acres - 2 years


B496 returned?
QA1 - Is occupier tenant or owner?Owner and Tenant
QA2a - If tenant, forename of ownerR
QA2b - If tenant, surname of ownerBLOOMER
QA2c - If tenant, address of ownerc/o New & Saunders, Evesham
QA3 - Is farmer full-time, part-time, spare time, hobby, other type, and other occupation, if anyPart time; also Shopkeeper
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/bad100% good
QB4 - Situation in regard to roadGood
QB5 - Situation in regard to railwayFair
QB6 - Condition of farmhouse and buildingsFarmhouse - not applicable; Buildings - good
QB7 - Condition of farm roadsFair
QB8 - Condition of fencesFair
QB9 - Condition of ditchesGood
QB10 - General condition of field drainageGood
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 buildingsNone
QC3 - Water supply to fieldsStream
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 - 18 Oct 1944
Primary record completed by
P Brice - 26 Oct 1944