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Old Farms in Barrow

Old Farms in Barrow upon Soar


Rectory Farm North St./Beaumont Rd. – Hyman , Kimber,  A.E. Kimber (advertises as a dairyman in the Barrow Official Guide with a blue cover).  There are still Kimbers residing  in the village.

Brook Lane Farm – Illiffe

 Cotes Rd(near cemetery). – Harry and Les Sanders

Sileby Rd. Near level crossing – Perkins

Melton Road(Near Fishpool Brook) – Illstone (small holding).   Mr Illstone owned 3 Crowns Inn and was a carrier and hearse drawer. Elsie Paget and Winn Burton granddaughters still in the village

Highfields Farm, Church St. – Massey

Lower Paudy Farm,Melton Road – Crook

Cream Lodge Farm, Melton Road – Jack Bird.( Heritage Group has an aerial photo of the farm).                                                                                                               Opposite side of Melton Road – Jim Bird.                     Joe Bird moved to Sileby

Thornywell Farm (righthand side of  Paudy Lane)

Paudy cross roads – Ted Barker

Walton Thorns/Paudy – Matthews

Tithe Farm – Peppers

Meadow Farm, Sileby Road(righthand side) – Deacon

Barrow Road(near Flesh Hovel Lane) – Steve Neal

Turn right, off Cotes Road – Johnny Askews

Glenworth Farm, Cotes Road

Coteswick Farm, Cotes Road – (rears Dexter cattle)

Chestnut Farm, Beveridge St. ( Next to Phillip Graham’s shop) – Mr Ball

Cotes Rd./The Rookery – George Lindsey Hull

Breadcroft Lane – smallholding


Details from O.S. map: Paudy Rise Farm, Brook Farm, Paudy Farm, Barrow View Farm, Barrow Fields Farm, Meadow View Farm, New Hays Farm, Quorn Fields Farm, Ryecroft Farm, Coteswick Farm, Walton Home Farm, Brook Farm, Cotes Rd. Foxhill Farm(off Walton Lane)



 On the 1880s and subsequent O.S. maps there are numerous allotments marked.  

The Glebe allotments, aka Parson’s Close in Nottingham Rd. is still in use. 

Allotments called Labour Gate were where the trees estate is. 

Hall Orchard School playing field was an allotment which Mr Brooks remembers cultivating.


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Last Updated. 15-April-2019 By admin