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Chilworth Farm

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This article is about the farm west of old Chilworth village, and must be distinguished from Home Farm, which was sometimes known as Chilworth Manor Farm.
The farmhouse at Chilworth Farm
The farmhouse at Chilworth Farm
Chilworth Farm, also known as Manor Farm, was a farm on the Chilworth Estate. It was sold in 1953[1].

The farm included six cottages at Chilworth village: nos. 5, 10, 11-12, 14, and Walnut Cottage.

Tenants & occupiers of Chilworth Farm

  • John Bucksey (1851[2])
  • William Andrews Footner (1865, 1873)
  • Edward Allen (1878[3], -1882[4])
  • Harry W Fray (1891[5], 1901[6], 1920)
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The name 'Chilworth Farm' appears in relation to buildings close to Chilworth Old Village on Ordnance Survey maps in 1865, 1868, 1896, 1910, 1940 and 1949[7].

The same area (marked as 'Homestead' together with unnamed buildings and a moat) appears on the Map of the Manor of Chilworth, 1755
Manor Farm and moat (1755)
Manor Farm and moat (1755)

The 1994 Conservation Area Plan shows the name as Manor Farm (Source: 'Viewpoint' - Southampton University publication)

The name remains the same on OS maps published in 2000 and 2007 [8]


  1. Auction of the North Stoneham Estate, 15 May 1953
  2. 1851 Census. Bucksey is described as a farmer of 218 acres, employing 10 labourers.
  3. William White, History, gazetteer, and directory of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight‎ (1878)
  4. 'CHILWORTH FARM, three miles from Chandler's Ford and four from Romsey Stations. Dairy of 34 choice Cows, four yearling Heifers, ten Weanlings, yearling Bull and two Bull Calves, seven Draught Horses, Brood Mare with Colt and in Foal, two yearling Fillies and Nag Mare, 11 Store Pigs, three Sows and Pigs, two ditto in pig and choice young Boar, two Waggons, four Manure Carts, and an Assortment of Farm Implements amd Machinery, Harness, about 150 Head of Poultry, and a few lots of dairy utensils, &c., the property of Mr E. Allen, which RICHARD AUSTIN is favoured with instructions to sell by auction on the premises, on Wednesday, October 4th, 1882, at One o'clock in the afternoon, consequent on ending of terms of lease. ... There will be included in the above Sale eight Pekin Stock Ducks and two Drakes and Ten Young Ones, the property of a lady.
  5. 1891 Census
  6. 1901 Census
  7. Hampshire Gardens Trust Report, 2006
  8. Hampshire Gardens Trust Report, 2006
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