National farm survey 1941 - 1943

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Introduction

At the beginning of World War II, Britain needed to increase home food production, and the area of land under cultivation was rapidly increased. County War Agricultural Executive Committees and district committees under them had exceptional powers to determine the direction of farming at a local level. Between June 1940 and early 1941 some 85% of the agricultural area was surveyed. Only summary statistics survive from this survey.

Once the short-term objective of increasing food production had been met, thought was given to implementing a more general National Farm Survey with the purpose of providing data to form the basis of post-war planning. Every farm and holding of five acres (ranging from large farms to market and hop gardens) was surveyed and classified according to the physical condition of the land.

The National Farm Survey was begun in the spring of 1941 and largely completed by the end of 1943, undertaken by district committees who visited and inspected each farm and interviewed the farmer. The majority of land being used for market gardening in Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford came under the five-acre threshold, but there were some pieces of land which required a visit from the inspector. For Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford, the two inspectors were J E Knight and R W Sidwell. John Edwin Knight (1876-1959) was from a prominent market gardening family and lived at Fairview, High Street, Badsey. Ronald William Sidwell (1909-1993) was a horticulturalist who moved from the West Midlands to the Vale of Evesham in 1941.

The individual farm records of the 1941-1943 survey form the record series MAF 32 (records created or inherited by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Departments, and related bodies) in The National Archives. The farm records are arranged by county and by parish. The records for Badsey are found at: MAF 32/53/30, those for Aldington at MAF 32/52/233 and those for Wickhamford at MAF 32/78/45. The records for each parish contain four printed forms:

  • C47 - A census return of small fruit, vegetables, bulbs and flowers, and stocks of hay and straw.
  • C51 - A census return of agricultural land providing details of crops and grass acreage, livestock numbers (including horses) and labour employed on the farm.
  • SF - Additional census questions on labour, motive power such as horses and tractors, rent payable, and how many years the farmer had occupied the farm.
  • B496 - The primary farm record, completed by an inspector for farms of 5 acres or more. The first three census returns were posted from Manchester to the farmer for completion on 4th June 1941, to be returned to the local committee (Worcestershire War Agricultural Executive Committee, 14 Castle Street, Worcester).

The first two forms were familiar to farmers as they were required to be completed each year, but the third "supplementary" form was issued only in 1941. Inevitably, not all forms were returned and there are some gaps in the record. Examples of the four forms are as follows:

Census Form C47/SSY

C47 was sent to Mr A W Sparrow of Brewers Road, Badsey. 30 is the parish number for Badsey; the number after the slash indicates the number of the farm/smallholding.

The form is split into four sections:·

  • Questions 1-34 - Acreage of Crops and Grass·
  • Questions 35-42 - Labour employed on 4th June·
  • Questions 43-80 - Livestock·
  • Questions 81-89 - Horses

This form shows that Mr Sparrow had ½ acre main crop potatoes and 6 acres vegetables, totalling 6¼ acres. He has also indicated that he had ¾ acre other crops. He did not employ anyone to help him, he had no livestock and he did not have a horse.

Census Form C51/SSY

C51 was sent out at the same time as C47. Whilst there was a space at the bottom for the name of the farm and name and address of occupier, nothing has been entered but, as there is a number, we can link up.

The form is split into three sections:·

  1. Questions 81-87 - Acreage of small fruit·
  2. Questions 88-115 - Acreage of vegetables for human consumption, flowers, crops under glass·
  3. Questions 125-126 - Stocks of hay and straw on holding on 4th June

This form shows that Mr Sparrow had 1½ acres brussels sprouts, ¼ acre cauliflowers, ¼ acre parsnips, ½ acre onions, ½ acre runner and French beans, ¼ acre peas for market, 1½ acres asparagus, ¼ acre bulb flowers other than tulips and daffodils and ¼ acre other flowers. He had no stocks of hay and straw.

Census Form SF

SF was sent out at the same time as C47 and C51 and asked for supplementary information.

The form is split into four sections:·

  1. Questions 129-132 - Labour on 4th June·
  2. Questions 133-142 - Motive power on holding on 4th June·
  3. Questions 143-146 - Rent·
  4. Questions 147-148 - Length of occupation of holding

This form shows that Mr Sparrow did not employ any extra labour to help him and he had no motive power. He was a tenant of 6¼ acres of land for which he paid a rent of £13 17s 10d. He had been occupier of the holding for 11 years.

Form B496

Form B496 was completed by an inspector who visited each farm of 5 acres and over and recorded what he saw around him. Farmers were classified according to how well they were perceived to be managing the farm and its resources (A for good, B fairly well, C for poorly managed). This classification system was unevenly applied throughout the country. This new assessment of the farmer was a controversial part of the survey, and one for which it is often remembered. The form is split into four sections:

  • A - Tenure
  • B - Conditions of Farm
  • C - Water and Electricity
  • D - Management

The inspectors, J E Knight and R W Sidwell, when they visited on 26th November 1942, judged the farm to be 100% good with condition of farmhouse and field drainage being good. The condition of buildings, farm roads, fences and ditches was fair, as was the situation in regard to road and railway. It was moderately conveniently laid out, on soil which was 50% heavy and 50% medium. There were no infestations of any kind and no derelict fields. There was a piped water supply to the house and well and roof water supply for the buildings; there was an electricity supply for household purposes but not for farm purposes. Overall, Mr Sparrow's management of the farm was classified as A, with condition of arable land being good and adequate use of fertilisers.

Further notes may be found at: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/farm-survey.htm


Aldington farm survey

Here are the returns for Aldington. The address given is where the farmer lived and not necessarily where he worked his ground. Ron Sidwell's landholding maps from the 1940s may be helpful in locating the ground.

The forms for Aldington have been transcribed into an Excel spreadsheet.

No.

Name of farmer

Address of farmer

Forms completed

Notes & links

Mr Edwin BALLARD 

-, Aldington 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

Mr James BARNARD 

Vine Cottage, High Street, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

Nil return 

Index

Messrs S & G BEASLEY 

99 Rynal Place, Evesham 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

Nil return 

Index

Messrs BELL & HARWOOD 

-, Aldington 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

Executors of Mrs M BELL 

-, Aldington 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

Mrs Rose BELL 

-, Aldington 

C47, SF 

Index

Mr Walter BELL 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

10 

Mrs Walter BELL 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

11 

Mrs Alice BOSWELL 

23 Burford Road, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

12 

Mr L S BOSWELL 

-, Offenham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

13 

Mr A E BROTHERTON 

Red Gables, The Park, Offenham Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

14 

Mr Alfred T BROTHERTON 

46 Coronation Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

15 

Mr Fred G BURFORD 

Hill Top, Elm Road, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

16 

Messrs Alfred BUTLER & son 

Aldington Manor, Aldington 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

17 

Mr Harry J BYRD 

36 High Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

18 

Nil return 

Index

19 

Mr James CARTER 

3 Laurels Road, Offenham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

20 

Mr Fred J COLES 

6 Council Houses, Aldington 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

21 

Mr - CASSEL 

Coronation Street, Evesham 

SF 

Index

22 

Mr W M COOK 

Sidings Cottage, Aldington 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

23 

Mr George C FIELD junior 

Upper Dene, Offenham Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

24 

Mr H FIELD junior 

3 Council Houses, Aldington 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

25 

Mr James FIELD 

-, Aldington 

C47, SF 

Index

26 

Nil return 

Index

27 

Mr Edmund HALE 

5 Elm Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

28 

Mr Harvey HALE 

126 Kings Road, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

29 

Mr Horace L HALE 

6 Laurels Road, Offenham 

C47, SF 

Index

30 

Mr Thomas N HALE 

Adria, 115 Cheltenham Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

31 

Mr Charles HANCOCK 

23 The Leys, Bengeworth, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

32 

Mr John HARTWELL 

Brewers Lane, Badsey 

C51, SF 

Index

33 

? F HARWOOD 

Orchard View, Aldington 

C51 

Index

34 

Mr Sidney IDIENS 

Aldington Lodge, Aldington 

C51, SF, B496 

Index

35 

Mr I T MARSHALL 

Mill House, Aldington 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

36 

Mr Charles MARTIN junior 

60 Kings Road, Evesham 

C51, SF 

Index

37 

Mr George MARTIN 

80 Northwick Road, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

38 

Nil return 

Index

39 

Mr Joseph NEW junior 

94 Kings Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

40 

Mr Richard W NEW 

Home Farm, Beckford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

41 

Mr George PENSON 

11 Montfort Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

42 

Mr Frank ROCK 

10 Montfort Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

43 

Messrs ROSS brothers 

Kings Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

44 

Mr Wilson RUSSELL 

8 Northwick Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

45 

Mr John SHARP 

The Laurels, Offenham 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

46 

Messrs H SPIERS & co 

20 Church Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

47 

Mr William STEWART SENIOR 

-, Aldington 

C47, SF 

Index

48 

Nil return 

Index

49 

Mr James WASLEY 

-, Aldington 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

50 

Mr John WESTBURY 

-, Aldington 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

51 

Mr Arthur WIFFEN 

87 Port Street, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

52 

Mr Leslie A WIFFEN 

Clarefield, Offenham Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

53 

Mr E WILKINS 

6 Synehurst Crescent, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

54 

Mrs Ethel M WORTHINGTON 

1 Council Houses, Aldington 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

55 

Mr - WORTHINGTON 

-, Aldington 

C47, SF 

Index

56 

Mr Horace Thomas JUDD 

Egden, Spetchly, Worcester 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

57 

Mr William H NEW 

83 Kings Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

58 

Nil return 

Index

59 

Mr John HAMPTON 

10 Laurels Road, Offenham 

C51, SF 

Index

60 

Messrs Henry MASTERS & son 

Benge Hill, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

61 

Mr A R GRIFFIN 

-, Aldington 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

62 

Nil return 

Index

63 

Nil return 

Index

64 

Mr A J HAINES 

6 Leasons Road, Offenham 

C51, SF 

Index

65 

Mr Samuel James BYRD 

-, Aldington 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

66 

Mr Fred G TAYLOR 

63 Kings Road, Evesham 

C51, SF 

Index

67 

Mr H J BYRD 

36 High Street, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

68 

Mr Albert V BARNARD 

79 Windsor Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

69 

Mr T OSBORNE junior 

76 Northwick Road, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index


Badsey farm survey

Here are the returns for Badsey. The address given is where the farmer lived and not necessarily where he worked his ground. Ron Sidwell's landholding maps from the 1940s may be helpful in locating the ground.

The forms for Badsey have not all been transcribed. Those that are available can be seen in this Excel spreadsheet.

No.

Name of farmer

Address of farmer

Forms completed

Notes & links

Mr George Edward ADDIS 

Old Post Office Lane, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

Mr James E AGG 

Pear Tree Corner, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

Mr George A AGG 

27 Wickhamford, Wickhamford 

C47, SF 

Index

Mr George ALLARD 

10 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

Mr E F ALLEN 

The Bakery, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

Mr Harvey ANDREWS 

68 Kings Road, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

Nil return 

Index

Mr Alfred ANKER 

35 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

Mr Walter ARCHER 

Main Street, Bretforton 

C47, SF 

Index

10 

Nil return 

Index

11 

Nil return 

Index

12 

Mr Arthur E BARNARD 

Brewers Lane, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

13 

Mr Edwin BARNARD 

31 Council Houses, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

14 

Mr John BARNARD junior 

Packs House, Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

15 

Mr R G BEECHEY 

37 Elm Road, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

16 

Mr L BENNETT 

15 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

17 

Mr R J BENNETT 

8 Cotswold View, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

18 

Mr W E BENNETT 

17 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

19 

Mr J M BENT 

Bowers Hill, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

20 

Mr W W BLAKE 

Badsey Fields, Badsey 

SF 

Index

21 

Mr James BREWER 

Church Headlands, Bretforton Road, Bretforton 

C47, SF 

Index

22 

Mr A Joseph BREWER 

Baker, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

23 

Messrs James BREWER & sons 

-, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

24 

Messrs F & J BYRD 

11 Ivy Lane, Bretforton 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

25 

Messrs Frank CASWELL & son 

Chapel Street, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

26 

Mr Harold CAVE 

Sandford Villa, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

27 

Mr Walter CHAMBERLAIN 

2 Bowers Hill, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

28 

Mr George H CHURCHILL 

Lonsdale House, Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

29 

Messrs W H CHURCHILL & sons 

-, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

30 

Mr Thomas CLARKE 

Claybrook, Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

31 

- - CLAYBROOK NURSERIES LTD 

Claybrook, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

32 

Nil return 

Index

33 

Mr Victor C E COCKERTON 

The Firs, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

34 

Mr G COLE 

Sands Lane, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

35 

Mr Fred COLES 

25 Montfort Street, Evesham 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

36 

Messrs A COLLETT & son 

Brewers Lane, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

37 

Mr George [Cecil] COLLETT 

-, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

38 

Mr Thomas William COLLETT 

1 & 2 Lindwood Villas, Badsey 

SF 

Index

39 

Mr R W COLLETT 

46 Kings Road, Evesham 

SF 

Index

40 

Mr Jesse COLLEY junior 

14 Council Cottages, Wickhamford 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

41 

Mr A CLEAVER 

-, Bretforton 

C47, SF 

Index

42 

Mr Percy COTTERELL 

c/o Mr Butler, Manor House, Aldington 

C47, SF 

Index

43 

Mr I Albert CRANE 

Cotswold Terrace, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

44 

Nil return 

Index

45 

Mr Martin Wilson CRUMP 

Summerfield, Badsey Fields Lane, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

46 

Mrs Mary CULL 

6 Bowers Hill, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

47 

Mr J DOLPHIN 

Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, SF 

Index

48 

SF 

Index

49 

Nil return 

Index

50 

Mr Frederick DORE 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

51 

Mr D John DORE 

Badsey Fields Lane, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

52 

Mr Walter J DORE junior 

Stanhope House, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

53 

Mr Walter Henry DORE 

-, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

54 

Mr W E EMMS 

The Haven, Badsey Fields Lane, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

55 

Mr George ENSTONE 

1 Coronation Street, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

56 

Mr John ENSTONE 

Cotswold Cottage, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

57 

Mr A E EVANS 

Sands Lane, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

58 

Mr Clinton EVANS 

Adderley House, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

59 

Mr George EVANS 

10 Synehurst Crescent, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

60 

Mr E H FIELD 

46 Northwick Road, Evesham 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

61 

- - NORMAN & TULLETT 

Wycliffe House, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

62 

Mr Wilfred G GEDEN 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

63 

Mrs E GREEN 

37 Burford Road, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

64 

Mr George HAINES 

Manor Lane, Bretforton 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

65 

Mrs L M HAINES 

6 Burford Road, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

66 

Mr Charles W J HALFORD 

-, Wickhamford 

SF 

Index

67 

Mr F HALFORD 

8 Council Cottages, Wickhamford 

SF 

Index

68 

Mr Basil HALL 

Silk Mills, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

69 

Mr Charles HALL 

Netherfield, Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

70 

Mr Clifford HALL 

1 Rynal Street, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

71 

Mr Edward C HALL 

Willersey Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

72 

Mrs H M HALL 

Auburn Villa, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

73 

Mrs L E HALL 

Treadellen, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

74 

Mr Percy HALL 

Holmleigh, Chapel Street, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

75 

Mr Roy HALL 

c/o Vale Cottage, Old Post Office Lane, Badsey 

SF 

Index

76 

Mr Walter L BOTT 

30 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

77 

Mr Harry H HAMPTON 

14 Synehurst Avenue, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

78 

Mr L A HANCOCK 

The Beeches, Broadway 

C47, SF 

Index

79 

Mr R Stephen, J V & LA HANCOCK & son 

1 Bowers Hill, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

80 

Messrs K HARMAN & sons 

55 Kings Road, Evesham 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

81 

Mr David John HARRIS 

9 Belmont Terrace, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

82 

Mr John Thomas HARRIS 

13 Cotswold View, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

83 

Mr John HARTWELL 

Brewers Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

84 

Mr Richard HARTWELL 

3 Cotswold View, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

85 

Mr Thomas William HARTWELL 

Mill Cottage, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

86 

Mr William HARTWELL 

13 Belmont Terrace, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

87 

Mr George HARWOOD 

Oakdene, Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

88 

Mr Walter HARWOOD 

Badsey Fields Road, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

89 

Mr B A HATCHER 

Cull Cottages, Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

90 

Mr Allen HEATH 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

91 

Mr Charles H HERBERT 

Main Street, Bretforton 

C47, SF 

Index

92 

Mr Frank HERBERT 

Sandfield, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

93 

Nil return 

Index

94 

Messrs Richard HUBBARD & son 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

95 

Mr R W HUTCHINGS 

20 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

96 

Nil return 

Index

97 

Mr Albert E JELFS 

10 Synehurst Avenue, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

98 

Nil return 

Index

99 

Mr Eric JELFS 

19 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

100 

Mr Tom JELFS 

8 Ivy Lane, Bretforton 

C47, SF 

Index

101 

Mr S JOHNS 

Harrington House, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

102 

Mrs Edward JOHNS 

Harrington House, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

103 

Mr A E JOHNSON 

Rose Cottage, Chapel Street, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

104 

Mr Arthur E JONES & son 

Stone House, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

105 

Mr Francis E JONES 

Orchard View, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

106 

Mr Geoffrey Austin JONES 

Overdale, Badsey Fields, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

107 

Messrs G JONES & son 

Norfolk House, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

108 

Mr George Edwin JONES 

Cambrai, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

109 

Nil return 

Index

110 

Nil return 

Index

111 

Mr Albert KEEN 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

112 

Mr Arthur G KEEN 

25 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

113 

Mr Cecil KEEN 

13 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

114 

Mr John Edward KEEN 

7 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

115 

Mr Thomas Clarke KEEN 

2 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

116 

Mrs A G KERR 

Laburnum House, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

117 

Nil return 

Index

118 

Mr R E KNIGHT 

7 Belmont Terrace, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

119 

Mr William KNIGHT 

Hinton Villa, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

120 

Mr William Charles KNIGHT junior 

Hinton Villa, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

121 

Mr William LAMPITT 

1 Montfort Street, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

122 

Mr Charles MAJOR 

Old Post Office Lane, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

123 

Mr Thomas Edward MAJOR 

The Mill, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

124 

Mr A H GROVE 

Wickham, Campden Road, Bretforton 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

125 

Nil return 

Index

126 

Mr Francis A MEADOWS 

11 Synehurst Crescent, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

127 

Mr Frank MIDDLETON 

4 Montfort Street, Evesham 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

128 

Mr Leonard Charles MITCHELL 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

129 

Mr George MOISEY 

Bredon View, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

130 

Nil return 

Index

131 

Mr Victor MORRELL 

The Motor House, London Road, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

132 

Mr Charles A MURRAY 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

133 

Mr R A MURRAY 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

134 

Nil return 

Index

135 

Nil return 

Index

136 

Mr Charles Henry NEW 

Badsey Road, Evesham 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

137 

Nil return 

Index

138 

Mr Wilson James NEWBURY 

Seymour House, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

139 

Mrs Ellen NEWMAN 

12 Coronation Street, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

140 

Mr G W NIGHTINGALE 

Sands Lane, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

141 

Nil return 

Index

142 

Mr Harry E OSBORNE 

Grosvenor House, Sands Lane, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

143 

Nil return 

Index

144 

Mr H PARNELL 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

145 

Mr John PERKINS 

5 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

146 

Messrs S & G PHILLIPS 

Bowers Hill, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

147 

Mr Ernest Robert PITTS 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

148 

Nil return 

Index

149 

Nil return 

Index

150 

Mrs Edward J PORTER 

Tower View, Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

151 

Nil return 

Index

152 

Mrs G REDGEWELL 

11 Cotswold View, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

153 

Mr W H REED & son 

Chapel Street, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

154 

Mr G ROBERTS 

4 Sandys Avenue, Wickhamford 

C47, SF 

Index

155 

Mr Frederick H ROBERTS 

Pear Tree Corner, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

156 

Mr William ROBERTS 

Pear Tree Cottages, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

157 

Messrs G & W ROUSE 

4 Ivy Lane, Bretforton 

C47, SF 

Index

158 

Mr Arthur F SADLER 

11 Belmont Terrace, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

159 

Messrs SADLER brothers 

Bully Brook, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

160 

Mr Ernest SADLER 

Brewers Lane, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

161 

Messrs SALTER & CASE 

Mill Lane, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

162 

Nil return 

Index

163 

Nil return 

Index

164 

Mr W SAVAGE 

The Leys, Badsey 

SF 

Index

165 

Mr Maurice George SAVORY 

The Little Cottage, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

166 

Mr C A SEABRIGHT 

The Bungalow, Willersey Road, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

167 

Mr Arthur SEARS 

Plas Gwyn, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

168 

Mr Frederick SEARS 

Holly Croft, Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

169 

Mr Thomas SEARS 

Chapel Street, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

170 

Mr William J SEARS 

Lanesfield, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

171 

Nil return 

Index

172 

Misses - SLADDEN 

Seward House, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

173 

Mr H J SMITH 

20 Montfort Street, Evesham 

SF 

Index

174 

Nil return 

Index

175 

Mr Alfred Cecil SPARROW 

4 South View Terrace, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

176 

Mr A W SPARROW 

Rosslyn, Brewers Road, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

177 

Mr W D SPARROW 

2 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

178 

Messrs H J SPEED 

Port Street, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

179 

Mr Reg SPIERS 

Sands Lane, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

180 

Nil return 

Index

181 

Mr Albert Wilson STEWART 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

182 

Messrs Frederick STEWART & sons 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

183 

Mr Walter STEWART 

Chapel Street, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

184 

Mr Clifford SUMMERS 

14 Council Houses, Wickhamford 

C47 

Index

185 

Mr Arthur J TAYLOR 

24 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

186 

Nil return 

Index

187 

Nil return 

Index

188 

Mr W H THOMAS 

Elm Croft, Elm Road, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

189 

Mr W E THOULD 

24 North Road, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

190 

Mr Ernest TOMKINS 

Linda Vista, Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

191 

Mr Walter B TOMKINS 

High Street, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

192 

Mr Thomas VICARAGE 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

193 

Mr Lewis VINCENT 

6 South Terrace, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

194 

Mr F S WALDRON 

Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

195 

Mrs L K WHEATLEY 

The Poplars, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

196 

Nil return 

Index

197 

Mr William WHEATLEY 

Claybrook, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

198 

Mr F R WHEELER 

33 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

199 

Messrs Ray & Leslie WHITFORD 

Glenroy, Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

200 

Mr J William WILLIS 

-, Bretforton 

C47, SF 

Index

201 

Mr Thomas Henry WILLIS 

Willersey Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

202 

Mr James WILLMORE 

Pear Tree Cottage, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

203 

Mr Thomas John WILSON 

Cherry House, Bretforton Road, Badsey 

SF 

Index

204 

Mr Frederick C WOODEDD 

Longdon Hill, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

205 

Mr William Henry YEATES 

Brewers Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

206 

Nil return 

Index

207 

Nil return 

Index

208 

Messrs T & P SMITH 

Near Pyke, Bretforton Road, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

209 

Nil return 

Index

210 

Mr F S CHAMBERLAIN 

7 Bowers Hill, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

211 

Mr Frank SINGLETON 

27 Avon Street, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

212 

Mr A T WORTHINGTON 

1 Council Houses, Aldington 

C47, SF 

Index

213 

Mr William John KNIGHT 

Old Manor House, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

214 

Nil return 

Index

215 

Mrs - HARWOOD 

Royal Oak, Badsey 

SF 

Index

216 

Mr Ernest TAYLOR 

Brewers Road, Badsey 

SF 

Index

217 

Mr Kenneth J CULL 

6 Bowers Hill, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

218 

Mr Frank Edgar CORBETT 

1 Synehurst Avenue, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

219 

Mr R JOHNSON 

Summerfield, Badsey 

C47 

Index

220 

Mr E MITCHELL 

9 Synehurst Crescent, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

221 

Mr Charles W J BARNETT 

Forge House, Chapel Street, Badsey 

C47, SF 

Index

222 

Mr G H STEWART 

-, Badsey 

C47 

Index

223 

Mr W L EDWARDS 

-, Cleeve Prior 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

224 

Mr Raymond C BALLARD 

Brewers Lane, Badsey 

SF, B496 

Index

225 

Messrs Cyril J BUTLER & J THOULD 

21 Montfort Street, Evesham 

SF 

Index

226 

Mr Sidney CULL 

6 Bowers Hill, Badsey 

SF 

Index

227 

Mr W CLEGG 

Top Farm, Bretforton 

SF 

Index

228 

Mr W WHEATLEY 

-, Badsey 

SF 

Index

229 

Mr A BOALER 

4 Princess Road, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

230 

Mr W MILES 

13 Synehurst, Badsey 

SF 

Index

231 

Mr H CLEMENTS 

62 Bewdley Street, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index


Wickhamford farm survey

Here are the returns for Wickhamford. The address given is where the farmer lived and not necessarily where he worked his ground. Where available, 'Archive booklet' gives a link to a booklet in the Badsey Society archive which includes a description extracted from the forms and other sources. [Transcribers' notes are in italics.]

The forms for Wickhamford have been transcribed into an Excel spreadsheet.

No.

Name of farmer

Address of farmer

Forms completed

Notes & links

Mr George A AGG 

27 Wickhamford, Wickhamford 

C47, SF 

Index

Mr John AGG junior 

Mill House, Murcott, Broadway 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

Mr Vernon AGG 

-, Childswickham, Broadway 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

Nil return 

Index

Mr William Henry ANDREWS 

19 Church Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

Nil return 

Index

Mr T F SWAIN 

31 Northwick Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

Mr W L BADGER 

Oxstalls Cottages, Common Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

Nil return 

Index

10 

Mr Alfred W BALLARD 

Sunnyside, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

11 

Mrs - BEAN 

15 Wickhamford, Wickhamford 

C47, SF 

Index

12 

Nil return 

Index

13 

Mrs Samuel BEGLEY 

20 Coronation Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

14 

Mrs E BENNETT 

14 Cotswold View, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

15 

Mr W M BENNETT 

10 Belmont Terrace, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

16 

Nil return 

Index

17 

Executors Buckley BENT 

Bowers Hill, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

18 

Nil return 

Index

19 

? ? ? 

?, ? 

C51 

Index

20 

Mr A E CARTER 

Pitchers Hill Farm, Wickhamford 

C47, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

21 

Nil return 

Index

22 

Nil return 

Index

23 

Mr N A COWN 

19 Oat Street, Evesham 

C51, SF 

Index

24 

Mr C A COOK 

Bryngroy, Bengehill, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

25 

Mr John COOK 

76 Kings Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

26 

Nil return 

Index

27 

Nil return 

Index

28 

Mr George F COX 

Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

29 

Mr Frank MORRALL 

20 Port Street, Evesham 

C47, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

30 

Mrs Eva DOLPHIN 

Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, SF 

Index

31 

Mr A Henry EATON 

Crab Farm, Bengeworth, Evesham 

C47, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

32 

Messrs A W FIGGETT & son 
[correct spelling is FIGGITT]

6 Council Cottages, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

33 

Mr F J GILBERT 

2 Castle Street, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index
Archive booklet

34 

Mr Leslie F GILBERT 

2 Castle Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

35 

Mr Percy GISBORNE 

56 West Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

36 

Mr James GOULD 

6 Oat Street, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

37 

Mrs E A GREENING 

Westlea, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

38 

Mr A R GRIFFIN 

-, Aldington 

C47 

Index

39 

Mr Basil GRIFFIN 

34 Wickhamford, Wickhamford 

C51, SF 

Index

40 

Nil return 

Index

41 

Messrs Fred & Sid GRIFFIN 

Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

42 

Nil return 

Index

43 

Nil return 

Index

44 

Mr John GROVE 

35 Merstow Green, Evesham 

SF 

Index

45 

Mr Allen E HALFORD 

9 Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

46 

Messrs Charles William HALFORD & son 

Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

47 

Mr H HALFORD 

17 Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

48 

Messrs Percy HALL & sons 

Homeleigh, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

49 

Mr David W HAMPTON 

Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

50 

Mr Percy G GRINNELL 

57 Deacles Place, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

51 

Mr Albert E HARMAN 

1 Longdon Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index
Archive booklet

52 

Mr A E HARMAN 

1 Longdon Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

53 

Mr R B HARRELL 

29 Littleworth Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

54 

Mr A L HARRIS 

19 Bewdley Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

55 

Nil return 

Index

56 

Mr William G HOWELLS 

2 Wickhamford, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

57 

Nil return 

Index

58 

Mr G H KNIGHT 

7 Belmont Terrace, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

59 

Mr T H KNIGHT 

23 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

60 

Mr G C LEES-MILNE 

-, Wickhamford 

C47, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

61 

Mr Henry MAJOR 

2 Edward Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

62 

Mr W SOUTHALL 

44 Port Street, Evesham 

C51, SF 

Index

63 

Mr James MAJOR 

83 Rynal Place, Evesham 

C51, SF 

Index

64 

Mr Fred James MARTIN 

Laburnums, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

65 

Nil return 

Index

66 

Mr Charles MARTIN 

60 Kings Road, Bengeworth, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

67 

Mr G MARTIN 

80 Northwick Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

68 

Nil return 

Index

69 

Nil return 

Index

70 

Mr John B MARTIN 

15 Lime Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

71 

Messrs Henry MASTERS & son 

Bengehill, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

72 

Mr Charles R MASON 

19 Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

73 

Mr F C MASON 

19 Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

74 

Mr Henry Edgar MITCHELL 

27 Synehurst, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

75 

Mr W G MOISEY 

3 Sands Lane, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

76 

Nil return 

Index

77 

Messrs T J MOISEY & son 

7 Pitchers Hill, Whitfurrows?, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

78 

Nil return 

Index

79 

Mr John NEED 

Brooklea, Evesham Road, Broadway 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

80 

Mr B L OCKWELL 

Sandys Arms, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

81 

Mr C M OLDAKER 

Field Farm, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

82 

Mr G H PARDOE 

93 Kings Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

83 

Mr C H PARKER 

Lansdown, Station Road, Broadway 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

84 

Mr W PEARCE 

The Nurseries, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

85 

Messrs J & V PETHARD 

-, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

86 

Nil return 

Index

87 

Mr C S PHIPPS 

8 Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

88 

Mr Wilfred PITMAN 

44 Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

89 

Mr B ANDREWS 

The Bungalow, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

90 

Mr George Edward ROBBINS 

16 Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

91 

Mr Cyril ROBERTS 

10 Sandys Avenue, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

92 

Mr Alfred RUSSELL 

53 Northwick Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

93 

Mr Arthur SEARS 

-, Badsey 

C47, SF, B496 

Index

94 

Nil return 

Index

95 

Mr William SIMMS 

18 Coronation Street, Bengeworth, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

96 

Mr E N SMITH 

52 Briar Close, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

97 

Mr Frank SMITH 

15 Common Road, Evesham 

C47 

Index

98 

Mr George Henry SMITH 

2 Castle Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

99 

Mr George R SMITH 

15 Common Road, Evesham 

C51, SF 

Index

100 

Nil return 

Index

101 

Mr Albert C WEBB 

Whitfurrows Cottage, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

102 

Mr F R STEWART 

4 Synehurst Avenue, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

103 

Mr Fred W STREET 

40 Avon Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

104 

Mr George Joseph SUTTON 

11 Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

105 

Mr George Lewis SUTTON 

23 Council Houses, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

106 

Mr B R SWIFT 

77 Port Street, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

107 

Mr Alfred E THOULD 

100 Kings Road, Evesham 

C47, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

108 

Mr C W TOMBS 

49 Coronation Street, Evesham 

C47, C51 

Index

109 

Mr P P TURVEY 

59 Kings Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

110 

Mr G W HALFORD 

6 Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

111 

Mr R W WALTERS 

45 Wickhamford, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

112 

Mr A L WHEATLEY 
[correct middle initial is J]

Knowle Hill, Badsey Lane, Evesham 

C47, C51 

Index

113 

Nil return 

Index

114 

Nil return 

Index

115 

Mr A B WILLIAMS 

West End Farm, Broadway 

C47, SF 

Index

116 

Messrs WILLIAMS BROS 

109 Badsey Lane, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

117 

Mr W WINNETT 

61 Kings Road, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

118 

Mr George E WITTS 

Elm Road, Evesham 

C47, SF 

Index

119 

Mr George WRIGHT 

12 Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

120 

Miss Violet BENNETT 
[Mrs Cox by time of survey]

35 Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

121 

Miss Ivy PITTS 
[nee Bennett, should be Mrs]

Briarwood, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

122 

Mr Frederick L SOUTHERN 

12 Council Cottages, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

123 

Nil return 

Index

124 

Nil return 

Index

125 

Nil return 

Index

126 

Mr Arthur GEDEN 

33 Church Street, Bengeworth, Evesham 

SF 

Index

127 

Mr E W STURT 

Leystones, Broadway Road, Wickhamford 

C47, SF 

Index

128 

Mr E L BAYLISS 

The Orchard Cottage, Sedgeberrow 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

129 

Mr Victor F DAFFARN 
[correct spelling is DAFFURN]

Elm Farm, Wickhamford 

C47, SF, B496 

Index
Archive booklet

130 

Messrs F & W THOULD 

24 North Road, Bengeworth, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

131 

Nil return 

Index

132 

Nil return 

Index

133 

Nil return 

Index

134 

Mr Frederick GRIFFIN 

34 Wickhamford, Wickhamford 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

135 

M W H ANDREWS junior 

2 Sylvan Villas, Badsey 

C47, C51, SF 

Index

136 

Mr Frederick J GILBERT 

3 Fairfield, Hampton, Evesham 

C47, C51, SF, B496 

Index

137 

Mr W Edgar COWLEY 

13 Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford 

C51, SF 

Index

138 

Mr Wilfred DAYS 

76 Bungalow, Wickhamford 

C47, SF 

Index

139 

Mr E HAMPTON 

37 Deacles Place, Evesham 

C51, SF 

Index

140 

Mr John CURNOCK 

Boat Lane, Offenham 

C51, SF 

Index

141 

Mr Raymond BALLARD 

The Alley, High Street, Badsey 

C51, SF 

Index

142 

Mr James TURVEY 

59 Kings Road, Evesham 

C51, SF 

Index


Acknowledgements

This project was led by Maureen Spinks. We are grateful to a number of Badsey Society members have helped by photographing records, transcribing them, and in other ways.

For Aldington: Jane Neill.

For Wickhamford: Val Harman and Tom Locke.

(More to follow.)

Form images copyright National Archives.



Updated 14 April 2014. Contact email: history@badsey.net