Tithe Farm Sale
ROLLR DE 688/14 - Tithe Farm Sale Details 1926
Extracted From Local Studies Record Office, Wigston, Leics
(NB: This copy was the one which the auctioneer had used, so it had various additional comments on it).
ON THE COVER, hand written
Captain Fielding Johnson £6950 ( no explanation)
Sold by direction of R.P. Allsebrook esq. JP ( no explanation)
The sale was on 8th March 1926
General: 193 a 2f 32 p
Good corn growing, sheep, and dairy farm.
Arable land flat and easily worked.
Sold in 3 lots.
Land tax of 6/- per annum on Lot 2
Small fee of farm rent 12/4 on Lot 3
Small land Tax of 10/5 per annum Lot 3
Residence, out buildings, garden
Entrance Hall, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Breakfast Room, Kitchen,
Scullery with copper, sink, & enamel bath with waste pipe and hard and soft water pump.
Two well lighted dairies.
Front & back staircase......4 bedrooms.
Harness room , Coal place.
Modern Farm buildings—
Cooling house, two Loose Boxes
Shed for 12 cows with brick & cement floor
Shed for 6 cows with brick and cement floor
Shed for 6 cows with brick floor
Shed for 7 cows with brick floor
Stable for 5 horses Chaff house or Mixing place.
Nag Stable for 1 Horse
Large Barn with extensive granary
Magnificent covered yard 90ft×45ft
Garage for two motor cars or cart shed.
Sleeper Loose Box with corrugated iron roof
Wood Wagon Hovel with corrugated iron roof
Wood Implement Shed with corrugated iron roof
3 Bay Dutch Barn
Crewyard partly covered.
Also machines in the barn at £50
Victoria 5 hp Petrol Engine No 1441 as fixed in concrete bed.
Cartwrights Grinding Mill
Bamfords ‘perfect’ Post Cutter
There is some good hedgerow timber on the lot which is included in the sale.
Bottom Hog Hole Grass 6.753
Far Petty Lands Grass 6.754
Spring Wells Grass 6.104
Middle Hog Hole Arable 6.813
First Petty Lands Grass 6.398
Little Sand Pit Grass 6.475
Top Hog Hole Arable 7.405
Footpath Close Grass 11.937
Big Sand Pit Arable 10.950
Top Eight Acre Arable 7. 731
Quarry Close Grass 7.731
Old Clover Acres Arable 10.950
House Buildings etc 1.501
Stackyard Field Grass 6.334
Pasture Pieces Arable 6.104
Sledge Close Grass 8.219
Barrow Hill Grass 6.828
Red Lands Grass 9.042
Two Waters Grass 8.027
The Five Acres Grass 4.748
The Furrows Grass 4.873
Big Daddy Arable 5.678
Two fields of Rich Grass Land, a good building site on the east side of Barrow Hill
7a 2r 30p
Shepherds’ Hill Field Grass 2.229
“ “ “ 1.473
“ “ “ 3.984
Note says Marshall £350, as Bid
A Field of Feeding Land
North End Field (656 OS)
8a 3r 0p
Good Hedgerow Timber (principally elm) will be included in the sale.
Fee Farm Rent of 12/4 per annum.
Discussion with Mrs Gay Pepper
Mrs Pepper’s granddad George Perkins farmed land ,which he rented , on Sileby Rd where the new industrial units are as well as land behind the Hunting Lodge , which probably belonged to the Martin family. The Perkins family lived on Sileby Rd next to the house on the left hand side which used to be a shop. He had cows, pigs and hens. He sold most of what he produced in the village. His daughter Dolly used to accompany him when he delivered the milk; she carried the yoke with the buckets. (She eventually married George Clarke and kept the paper shop at the top of Cotes Rd). He also collected the night soil from the pan toilets which he spread on his fields. He told a story about a lady who thought she had dropped her diamond ring in the toilet and asked him to look for it when he emptied the night soil onto the fields. She offered a generous reward but he, despite trying, did not find it, He was generous to his customers who were in need and gave milk and other provisions, from the family pantry, to a lady who was a widow. He shared the farming with the Kimbers: they shared a threshing machine and the harvesting.
Monty Perkins, Gay’s father worked with his father, he was never paid and though he won a place a grammar school his father did not let him go . Jim Lockwood, who was the groom at the Hunting Lodge, was Monty’s best man.
George’s wife Harriet (Iliffe) kept the King Bill pub. She boiled potatoes for the pigs in the back of the pub. The customers used to ask;” Bring pig taters” she served them is a bowl with some butter.
Gay’s husband John Pepper came from Poole Farm in Quorn, it belonged to the council and is on the way to Pillings Lock. He came to Tythe farm which he eventually bought, He had cows and the milk went to the station in churns. The farm was sold after his death.
He appears on the photograph of the fencing competition.
Kathryn Timmons. 31/01/2015
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