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National Farm Survey - no. 95, Wickhamford

Mr William SIMMS
18 Coronation Street, Bengeworth, Evesham
Size of Farm
5 acres and over

Census Form C47

C47 returned?
Acreage of Crops and Grass
Q10 - Potatoes, main crop and second earlies¼ acre
Q23 - Orchards, with crops, fallow, or grass below the trees¼ acre
Q27 - All Other Crops not specified elsewhere on this return or grown on patches of less than ¼ acre¼ acre
Q33 - TOTAL OF ABOVE ITEMS, 1-32 (Total acreage of excluding Rough Grazings)6 acres (not all crops included in the total)
Labour employed on 4th June
Q37 - Wholetime regular workers, Males under 181

Census Form C51

C51 returned?
Acreage of vegetables for human consumption, flowers, crops under glass
Q88 - Brussels Sprouts2¼ acres
Q90 - Cauliflower or Broccoli (Heading)¼ acre
Q91 - Carrots¼ acre
Q92 - Parsnips¾ acre
Q94 - Beetroot¼ acre
Q95 - Onions¼ acre
Q97 - Beans, Runner and French¼ acre
Q101 - Asparagus1 acre
Q115 - TOTAL5¼ acres

Census Form SF

SF returned?
Labour on 4th June
Q129 - Workers, Whole Time Family, Male2
Q130 - Workers, Whole Time Family, Female1
Q143 - Actual rent payable during current year£16 10s 0d
Q146 - If holding partly owned and partly rented, acreage and rent payable of land held as tenant6 acres
Length of occupation of holding
Q147 - How many years have you been the occupier of the holding?½
Q148a - If occupied parts of holding for different periods, Part 1, acres and length of occupation3 acres - ¾ year
Q148b - If occupied parts of holding for different periods, Part 2, acres and length of occupation3 acres - ½ year


B496 returned?
QA1 - Is occupier tenant or owner?Tenant
QA2a - If tenant, forename of ownerG C
QA2b - If tenant, surname of ownerLEES-MILNE
QA2c - If tenant, address of ownerWickhamford (also R Webb, Evesham)
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/peaty100% heavy
QB2 - Is farm conveniently laid out?moderately
QB3 - Percentage of farm which is naturally good/fair/bad100% good
QB4 - Situation in regard to roadFair
QB5 - Situation in regard to railwayFair
QB6 - Condition of farmhouse and buildingsFarmhouse - not applicable; Buildings - fair
QB7 - Condition of farm roadsFair
QB8 - Condition of fencesFair
QB9 - Condition of ditchesFair
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 buildingsRoof
QC3 - Water supply to fieldsWell
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