Discovering the history of Barrow Upon Soar......

Barrow Barn Farm

Barrow Barn Farm (formerly: Pack, or Packe’s Farm).

This is no longer a working farm but a private residence, currently for sale. Many of the old farm buildings and barns are still there and there is a plaque on the side wall of the former farm house which reads 1870 GHP.

The land around the farmhouse is now farmed by a farmer living in Walton on the Wolds. There is evidence that many of the fields have been enlarged by the removal of hedgerows.

Much of the land in this area was owned at one time by the Packe family of Packwood House, Hoton. This would explain the name of the farm in the 19th Century.

1948 – John and Emma LOMAS. (Barn  Farm).

1945 – Emma LOMAS and Emma  DERRY.

1939 – Mary BAILEY,  John, Emma Maria and Emma Mary LOMAS.

1938 – Mary BAILEY,  Albert DERRY,  John,  Emma Maria and Emma Mary LOMAS.

1935 – Mary BAILEY,  John, Emma M and Emma M LOMAS.

1930 – Thomas, Ada, Alice and Bert  (Burton) STORER. Thomas had previously been farming in Anstey.

1928 – Thomas and Ada STORER.

1924 – 1916 James, Susan, Albert,  Ernest  and John DUDLEY.

1911 – James Draper DUDLEY and his wife Susan were born in North Kyme, Lincolnshire and moved to Barrow Barn Farm from a farm in Loughborough RD. Hoton  some  time  after 1901. Before this  they  were  farming  near Spalding. With them in Barrow were 4 children, a niece and George OXBY, a waggoner on the farm.Their oldest son Albert Dudley DRAPER born 1893  joined  the Leicestershire Regiment  in  Dec. 1915 and served in India 1917 -18 and Salonika 1918 -19. He gave his occupation as  waggoner, his religion as Wesleyan, his address as Barn Farm and he was just under 5’ 7”.

1901 – Walter and Elizabeth HAMES. The farm was now Packe’s Farm, North St. and Walter had taken over the farm on the death of his parents.  His brother Albert had stayed to work on  the farm as a stockman (cattle) and they employed Edward SHARPE, 14, as a waggoners lad to look after the horses. The rest of Walter’s siblings had moved on - his brother Herbert for  example was now living in Willoughby and his sister and brother in law had moved to Seagrave.

1901 – Sarah Ann HAMES of Barroe Barn died just before the Census, aged 60.

1898 – Sarah Anne HAMES, Barrow Barn, North St.

1893 – Charles Thomas HAME, husband of Sarah, died aged 56.

1891 – Charles T and Sarah A HAMES. The farm, now Pack  Farm  was  farmed by Charles and  His  son in  law James KIRKBY (who married Hannah HAMES).  James had not moved far upon marriage since his parents and the rest of his family were living at Tithe farm ashort distance away. Also living at Pack Farm were 2 sons working as farm labourers, as well as 3 other children.

Previously Charles HAMES had been a green grocer and a coal merchant in Barrow so he may have relied on his son in law to manage the running of the farm. 

Sale particulars - Gartons Auctioneers

With vacant possession on 9th Dec 1965

Barrow Barn Farm, Barrow upon Soar, Leics

86 Acres  2 Roods  3 Perths

To be sold by Auction at Loughborough Hotel, Baxter Gater Gate, Loughborough

Mon 8th November 1965 at 2.30pm

Sale Particulars of the Productive Freehold Mixed Farm
Loughborough 3 miles. Leicester 10 miles. Melton Mowbray 12 miles.Barrow Barn Farm is situated on the West side of Nottingham Road, Barrow-on-
Soar about one mile from the village. The holding extends to 86 acres and lies in a ring fence.

THE FARMHOUSE is approached from the main road by a short concrete drive.It is of brick construction with a slated roof and contains: On the Ground
Floor: Sitting Room with tiled fireplace and cupboard; Dining Room with tiled fireplace; Kitchen with sink unit (glazed hanging cupboard and cooker
excluded from sale), Pantry, Cupboard beneath stairs. On the First Floor: five Bedrooms, Store Place. Outside there is a Dairy, Store Sheds and Closet;

THE BUILDINGS are principally grouped around a concreted yard with a threebay asbestos portal frame building, 45' x 30', covering the major part

The buildings comprise: Brick built range with asbestos roof comprising Garage, Tractor House, four Sow Pens and four Farrowing Pens with feed troughs.

Timber and galvanised Poultry House and lean-to asbestos Coal House. Brick built range with asbestos roof comprising three Calf or Sow
Boxes, seven Pig Pens and lean-to galvanised and asbestos Preparation

Brick built and slated Cow House constructed to attested standard with tubular standings for eight with fitted water bowls and milking machine pipeline; range of four Pig Pens with tubular fittings and feed troughs.

Brick built and slated range with Pig Pen, Loft over, Barn with Loft over part and Calf Box.
Brick built and slated Cow House constructed to attested standard with tubular standings for fourteen with fitted water bowls and milking machine pipeline.
Brick built and slated three-bay open fronted Implement Shed.

Four-bay Dutch Barn of steel framed construction with galvanised roof, 60' x 30', two bays having a concrete floor.

Three Store Places.

SERVICES. Mains electricity is laid on to the house and buildings. Water is from a well and there is also a windmill in O.S. 609 connected to a storage tank
in the barn. Applications for a licence of right has been made under the provisions of the Water Resources Act, 1963. The local Council are considering a mains water scheme which would serve this property.The land lies within a ring fence and comprises sound permanent pasture and productive arable enclosures.  A brook intersects the farm and provides an excellent water supply. 

THE PROPERTY has been farmed to a high standard and is in exceptionally good heart. The land is more particularly described in the following Schedule.

Description                                Area
House, buildings and stackyard   1.027
Permanent Pasture                     2.057         
Permanent Pasture                     4.203
Arable                                       5.322
Arable-Temporary Pasture           8.075
Arable                                       8.015
Arable                                       7.521
Arable                                     11.499
Arable                                       6.851
Permanent Pasture                     7.330         

Permanent Pasture                     1.002                   
Arable-Temporary Pasture           6.112
Arable                                      12.811
Arable-New Seeds                      4.036
Lane                                          0.659

OUTGOINGS. The property is free of all outgoings other than the usual rates and taxes.
WAYLEAVE AND EASEMENTS. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of a wayleave with the East Midlands Electricity Board in respect of
which the sum of 19s. per annum is paid and the East Midlands Electricity Board may at any time in the future require the granting of an easement to
extend their suppy lines over the property if required. Strancliffe Lane is subject to public rights of way.
TENANTRIGHT. In addition to the purchase money, the purchaser will be required to pay to the Vendor as at the 9th December, 1965, such sum as
may be determined in accordance with the Conditions of Sale for (a) meadow hay, seeds hay and straw at consuming value (b) for kale at maturity value
(c) for cultivations and seed on the arable land following the 1965 harvest (d) for temporary pastures at face value and for seed and labour on new
seeds and leys sown during the current year (e) for labour on farmyard manure carted to heap or carted and spread (f) for the residual manurial
value of fertilizers and lime applied and for the unexhausted manuria1 value of feeding stuffs consumed in accordance with S.I. 496 of 1959 (g) for the two
Macford milking machine units and three buckets and the vacuum pump and motor.
EXCLUSIONS. Items in the nature of tenant's fittings and motors not mentioned herein are excluded from the sale.
VIEWING. The property may be viewed at all reasonable times, other than Tuesdays, on production of these particulars to the Vendor, Mr. Noon. Tel. No.
Quam 2738.



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