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This category covers Radley (and nearby) farms, farming practice, land records including manorial land records and 1633 terrier. Includes material about farmers/labourers/owners if more about the farms/land than about their families.
 
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Kennington Enclosure Map 1803. Copy printed from CD copied from the original owned by Roger Gelder of Kennington. (Also on disc). Map M.11(i)
Kennington enclosure award and map, 1803, on disc Map M.47
Kennington Tithe Map 1862. Copy printed from CD copied from the original owned by Roger Gelder of Kennington (Also on disc). Map M.11(ii)
Kennington Estate Sale Plan 1913. Copy printed from CD copied from the original owned by Roger Gelder of Kennington  (Also on disc). Map M.11(iii)
Wick Hall Estate Limited, Lower, Pumney and Neat Home Farms, Radley - map with an endorsement by John Thornton, Franklin and Jones, Frewin Court, Oxford. Scale 1:2500. Dated 1 October 2003. Mauve edging to fields. Based on 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. Presented by Jennie Deane. Map M.14(iv)
Wick Hall Estate - plan of area for sale 16 July 1930. Colours inserted by Brian Ford, March 2007. For Sale Catalogue see Documents D.46. Map M.18
Park Farm, Radley, and area to north towards Kennington - shown on map based on 25 inch Ordnance Survey map (1930s). Presented by Jennie Deane. Map M.14(v)
Northcourt Enclosure Award, 1841 - copy of the Plan annexed to the  Award. Presented by Brian and Rita Ford, December 2009. For a copy of the Award and Map and a transcription of the Award, see Documents D.202.  Map M.27
Bagley Wood Enclosure Map 1856, Map B - assembled copy. Maps A and B and a transcription of the award also on disc. Map M.33
Wootton and Boars Hill enclosure award and map, 1796,  on disc Map M.46
Enclosure in Berkshire 1485-1885. Edited by Ross Wordie. Published by Berkshire Record Society, Volume 5, 2000. 250 pp. Purchased and presented by Stanley Baker, June 2010. (For extracts from this book of the Radley and Kennington pages, see Documents D.60.) Book B.80
Berkshire Glebe Terriers 1634. Edited by Ian Mortimer. Published by Berkshire Record Society, Volume 2, 1995. Purchased and presented by Stanley Baker, June 2010. Book B.81
Radley Farms and Families 1600 – 2011 by Christine Wootton and other contributors. Published by Radley History Club, June 2011. 210pp.  Book B.107
A Catalogue of Inclosure Maps in the Berkshire Record Office, edited by Peter Walne. Berkshire Archaeological Journal, 1954-55, Vol. LIV, pages 13–28. Copy in RHC archives at B.129. Presented by Stanley Baker, March 2014 Book B.129
Note by Stanley Baker on the devolution of title to buildings plots on the north side of Foxborough Road, Radley from Bowyer’s Mortgagees in 1889 to Albert Edward Allen in 1933. Document D.144
Sheet of three photographs of Thrupp Farm (not dated). Copy photo relating to Thrupp, presented by Mrs Frances Shepherd, November 2007. Document D.149.6
Printed Sale Catalogue of Superior Live and Dead Stock at Thrupp Farm on the Wick Hall Estate, Radley, for sale by auction by Messrs King and Adkin, Auctioneers, High Street, Abingdon, on the instructions of Mrs Dockar-Drysdale (who has let the Farm) on Wednesday 24 September 1890. 8pp. Presented by Mr Charles Dockar-Drysdale of Radley, March 2009. Document D.182.1
Printed Poster for Sale by Auction of 9a.2r.22p of Ash and Hazel Underwood in Radley Great Wood, by Messrs King, Adkin and Bowen, Auctioneers, of 10 High Street, Abingdon, on the instructions of Mrs Dockar-Drysdale of Wick Hall, Radley, at The Bowyer Arms, Radley, on Tuesday 13 November 1906. Lots to be shown by William East, Radley Park Lodge. Poster printed by Hughes, Market Place, Abingdon. Presented by Mr Charles Dockar-Drysdale of Radley, March 2009. Document D.182.4
Printed Catalogue of the Sale of Agricultural Live and Dead Stock at Church Farm, Radley, to be sold by Auction by Messrs R & W Badcock, Auctioneers, instructed by Mr Fowles who is leaving the farm at Michaelmas next, on Wednesday 23 September 1891, in a field adjoining the railway. Catalogue includes a Railway Time Table to Radley from Oxford, Reading and Didcot and return. Printed by Wood and Hughes, Printers, Abingdon. 16pp. Presented by Mr Charles Dockar-Drysdale of Radley, March 2009. Document D.182.7
Memories of working on the farms in Radley. Typescript of an article by Brian Ford, 2010. 3pp. Presented by him. Document D.196
Ring Binder No. 2 containing a transcript of the Terrier of the Manor of Radley 1633, prepared by Stanley Baker in May 2000 from a photocopy owned by Mr Patrick Drysdale of the original document, together with an Index of Place, Field and Furlong Names and an Index of Personal Names. Also spreadsheets compiled by Christine Wootton from the Radley Terrier 1633, listing the occupiers of lands and their holdings, with collected total acreages. Also on disc Document D.2
Facsimile copy of the Abingdon St Helen and St Nicholas Enclosure Award and Map 1842, and Supplemental Enclosure Award and Map 1843, together with transcriptions by Stanley Baker of both Awards and Indexes of Places and Persons. Presented by Stanley Baker, August 2010. Also on disc For further copies of the maps see Maps M.29.  Document D.201
Facsimile copy of the Northcourt Enclosure Award and Map 1841, together with a transcription by Stanley Baker. Presented by Stanley Baker August 2010. Also on disc. For a further copy of the map see Maps M.27.  Document D.202
Photocopies of Returns with Respect to Agricultural Land on 4 June 1941, and Farm Surveys 1942 and other documents together with maps of farm boundaries, relating to Church Farm, Neat Home Farm, Home Farm, Gooseacre Farm, Badcock land at rear of Nuneham View, Lower Farm, Pumney Farm, Sugworth Farm and Thrupp Farm, all in Radley. Photocopied by Peter McWhirter from records of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in The National Archives and presented by him. Document D.203
Facsimile copy of the Kennington Enclosure Award and Plan, 1803, presented by Stanley Baker, December 2010, together with a hard copy of his transcription of the Award. Also on disc and in maps archive. Document D.214
Peach Croft Farm, Radley (i) Brochure, Christmas 2010. (ii) Brochure, Christmas 2011.  Document D.216
Facsimile copy of the Bagley Wood Enclosure Award, 1856, and copies of the two maps. Also transcription of the Award by Stanley Baker. Presented by him February 2011. Also on disc and in maps archive. Document D.217
Paper by Richard Dudding relating to the Radley Tithe Map 1849 with three maps showing the names of landowners, names of occupiers and land use (i.e. pasture, arable, etc.). October 2012. Presented by the author. For corresponding disc see M.32. Document D.234

Photocopy of Disentailing Deed dated 11 May 1804 between Sir George Bowyer (1) Harry Maddock (2) and Samuel Sellwood (3) relating to the Manors of Radley, Sugworth and Northcourt. Presented by Christine Wootton, 10 March 2011. Transcription compiled by Stanley Baker. Copy annotated by Brian Ford with the names of the individual farms.

Document D.235.2
Paper by Richard Dudding entitled The farms in the 1804 indenture. 4pp. Presented by the author, August 2012. Document D.235.3
Summary by Richard Dudding in September 2012 of a document entitled Particulars of the Estates belonging to Sir William Stonhouse in his several Manors of Radley, Sugworth, Sunningwell, Bayworth and Norcott, Berks. Taken from a Survey made by Watts in the year of 1768 with such alterations as have been made since. The summary is of the Radley entries only. 10 pp. Presented by the author.  Two copies of  the document are held in the Berkshire Record Office under catalogue references D/EX/2020/5 and D/EB1089BO/E4. Document D.241
Radley Manor Court. Copy documents purchased from the Berkshire Record Office as follows:
(i) Lists of copyhold tenants with details of their grants by copy of court roll in the time of Henry VIII and Edward VI [c. 1553],  their holdings (with field names), rents, fines, etc. Latin text. English translation and transcription by Stanley Baker. (BRO cat. ref. D/EP1/M10).
(ii) Lists of copyhold tenants with details of their grants by copy of court roll in the time of Elizabeth I [c. 1560], their holdings (with field names), rents, fines, etc. Latin text, translation and transcription]. (BRO cat. ref. D/EP1/M11). Also on disc
(iii) Orders made at the Court Leet and Court Baron 22nd October 1663. Latin text. English translation and transcription by Stanley Baker. (BRO cat. ref. D/EP1/M12).
(iv) Orders made at the Court Leet and Court Baron 25th October 1665. Latin text. English translation and transcription by Stanley Baker. (BRO cat. ref. D/EP1/M13).
(v) Proceedings at the Manor Court of the Abbot of Abingdon Abbey 4th April 1537. Latin text. English translation and transcription by Stanley Baker. (BRO cat. ref. D/EP1/M15).
(vi) Agreement dated 22nd June 1704 between Sir John Stonhouse of Radley and various Leaseholders and Copyholders (named) for the extinguishing of common rights in Radley Cow Common in exchange for similar rights in Radley Horse Common. Transcription by Stanley Baker. (BRO cat. ref. D/EP1/T1).
(vii) Orders for the better ordering of the Commons and Government of the town of Radley 13th  October 1669. (2 copies). Transcription by Stanley Baker. (BRO cat. ref. D/EP1/M.14).
(viii) Letter with Bailiff’s Particulars of Lands at Radley [c.1660]. Transcription by Stanley Baker. (BRO cat. ref. D/ER/E31).
(ix) Notes for a Meeting of Radley Manor Court, c.1650. Transcription by Stanley Baker. (BRO cat. ref. D/EP1/M.14r).      
Document D.245
Radley Manor Court. Copy Documents purchased from The National Archives as follows:
(i)(a) Survey of the Manor of Radley 23rd October for Edward VI [1547]. Latin text. (TNA Cat. ref. LR2/187, folios 216 – 226).
(i)(b) English translation and transcription of the above by Stanley Baker. Also on disc.
(ii)(a) Survey of the Manor of Radley 1603. Latin text (TNA Cat. ref. LR2/209, folios 162 – 171).
(ii)(b) English translation and transcription of the above by Stanley Baker
Document D.246
Radley Manorial Court Rolls. Translation and transcription by Stanley Baker of digital photos taken on 4 and 6 February 2013 by Richard Dudding of Radley Manorial Court Rolls 1601-1615 housed at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, under Shelf  Mark ‘Berks Rolls 6’. The photos belong to Richard Dudding but have been loaned to RHC for translating and transcribing. Richard’s report on the documents is also filed herewith. Document D.247
Radley etc. Manor Court Roll 1547 including (inter alia) Bagley, Sunningwell, Barton, Kennington, Thrupp and Northcourt. Copy document bought from The National Archives. Document D.282.1
Radley Manor Court document 1549. Copy document bought from The National Archives. Document D.282.2
Radley (including Northcourt and Thrupp) Manor Court Roll 1519. Copy document bought from The National Archives. Document D.282.3
Barton and Radley Court Roll 1547. Copy document bought from The National Archives. Document D.282.4
Particulars of Wick in c.1700. Photocopy of document D/EP 7/179 in the Berkshire Record Office taken by Richard Dudding on 16 October 2013 and presented by him. Transcription by Stanley Baker. Document D.250
Particulars of Norcott, Thrupp and Kennington 1678. Photocopy of document D/ER/E15 in the Berkshire Record Office taken by Richard Dudding on 16 October 2013 and presented by him. Transcription by Stanley Baker. Document D.251
Badcock family documents. Copy documents bought on 19 March 2011 from the Museum of English Rural Life (MERC), University of Reading, relating to Wick Farm, Thrupp Farm, Gooseacre Farm in the Parish of Radley. Presented by Stanley Baker, Radley History Club Archivist, and transcribed by him in February 2014.
(i-vi) Correspondence.
(vii) Agreement 25 March 1874 between Thirza Badcock (1) Joses Badcock and Richard Badcock (2) and George Henry Badcock (3) for the carrying on of the farming business at Wick Farm by George Henry Badcock.
(viii-xii) Inventories of farming stock. etc. at Wick Farm, Radley, 1876, 1878, 1879 and 1880.
Document D.254
Schedule of arrears of payments in respect of lands of the Monastery of St Mary the Virgin of Abingdon from 21 Edward 4 [1481] to 6 Henry 7 [1490]. Delivered 2 May 1499. Includes an entry for Radley. Copy document bought from The National Archives. Document D.282.5
Notes on the devolution of the Wick Hall Estate, 1720-2016, compiled mainly from information supplied by Christine Wootton. Document D.290
(i) Copy of Sale Catalogue of Wick Hall Estate, 16 July 1930. Presented by Jean Deller. For copy of Sale Plan see Maps M.18. (ii) Second copy of the above with annotations and with uncoloured plan, presented by Doug Rawlinson, 2005. (iii) Third copy donated by family of David Buckle. Document D.46
Copy extract from sale catalogue of Radley Hall Estate 2 July 1889, relating to the Bowyer Arms Inn. Framed copy presented by Eddie and Carol Cavanagh, landlords of the Bowyer Arms, December 2003. Document D.32.1
Sale Catalogue of the Radley Hall Estate, for sale by auction in lots, 2 July 1889. Photocopy presented by John Homewood. For a tracing and print of the map referred to in this catalogue, see Maps M.7. Document D.43
Copy of Abstract of Title (incomplete) of Albert Edward Allen to freehold premises at Radley, Berks, 1935. Recites Bowyer title and mortgages of the Radley Estate and Indenture of 29 November 1889 by which the Estate was sold to Josephine Dockar-Drysdale. Presented by Rita and Brian Ford. Document D.52
Extracts relating to Radley and Kennington from Enclosures in Berkshire, edited by Ross Wordie, published by Berkshire Record Society, Vol. 5, 2000. Presented by Robert Sephton. For a full copy of this book see Books B.80. Document D.60
Photocopy of an Indenture dated 8 March 1556 between Richard Smythe of Abingdon and John Tyndale of Abingdon, being a Lease of the tithes of Corn Avile field in Radley for 21 years. (Recites Title of Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth to the Manor of Radley. Also a transcription of the Deed by Stanley Baker). Presented by Rita and Brian Ford. The original is housed at The National Archives at cat. ref. E.210/9679. Document D.78
Copy of Yearly Tenancy Agreement dated 29 October 1892 between St Peter’s College, Radley and Mr Charles Taylor of Church Farm, Radley, in respect of 79 acres 3 roods of pasture land adjoining Radley Park, coloured pink and blue on the plan annexed. Presented by Nancy Homewood of May Trees, Ferny Close, Radley. Document D.87
Copy of Agricultural Return 1917 for Walsh’s and Minchin’s Farm (re Lower Farm, F.F. Betteridge), Radley. Presented by John Homewood. Document D.89
1942 Model Ford tractor, formerly belonging to George Badcock of Radley, which was bought by Peter King of Home Farm, Radley, at an auction sale at Zouch Farm, Culham, on 6 October 2003 and brought back to Radley. Peter King and Suzanne Calvert-Fisher (daughter of the original owner) are shown in this photograph by John Homewood. In Photograph Album containing Photographs P.1 to P.62. Photo P.59
Park End, Radley (original farm house for Park Farm) 1998. 2 copies. From the Dick Deane Collection: copies of photos loaned by the late Dick Deane of Park Farm House, Radley. In Photograph Album containing Photographs P.1 to P.62. Photo P.62 (2) - (3)
Park Farm Barn, Radley, 1998. 3 copies. From the Dick Deane Collection: copies of photos loaned by the late Dick Deane of Park Farm House, Radley. In Photograph Album containing Photographs P.1 to P.62. Photo P.62 (4) - (6)
Park Farm Buildings, Radley, for Ballards Car Sales, 1999. From the Dick Deane Collection: copies of photos loaned by the late Dick Deane of Park Farm House, Radley. In Photograph Album containing Photographs P.1 to P.62. Photo P.62(7)
Glider forced landing at Park Farm, Radley, 1999. 4 copies. From the Dick Deane Collection: copies of photos loaned by the late Dick Deane of Park Farm House, Radley. In Photograph Album containing Photographs P.1 to P.62. Photo P.62(8)-(11)
Old Berks Hunt at Park Farm, Radley, August 2002. 2 copies. From the Dick Deane Collection: copies of photos loaned by the late Dick Deane of Park Farm House, Radley. In Photograph Album containing Photographs P.1 to P.62. Photo P.62(17)-(18)
Copy of photo of Park Farm Byre, Radley, for sale by tender by Thomas Merrifield, Surveyors, Auctioneers and Estate Agents, on 16 March 2007 at a guide price of £300,000. (Presented by Brian Ford). Photo P.106
Copy photograph of members of the Dockar-Drysdale family with their tenant farmers, taken at Wick Hall in the 1920s. Presented by Brian Ford, June 2005. Also a copy with names (so far as they are known) added. Photo P.138
Colour photo of a map (owned by the Homewood family) entitled Plan of the Church Farm in the Parishes of Radley and St Helen's Abingdon Berks The Property of Sir George Bowyer Bart MA in the occupation of S. Smith Esq. 1875. Presented by Brian Ford, February 2014. Photo P.187
Disc containing photographs from the Dick Deane Collection, mostly relating to Chandlings, Park Farm, Radley, etc. Compiled by Christine Wootton from albums lent by Jenny Deane, September 2009.  Photo P.62(23)
Landscapes and Place Names around Radley. Talk by Ann Cole, 11 October 2004. Audiovisual A.73
Shepherding. Talk by David Smith, 9 May 2005. Audiovisual A.80
Bodging and Other Lost Crafts. Talk by Laureen Williamson, 8 May 2006. (Not yet completed) Audiovisual A.84
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Farming and Rural Life in Radley - Peach Croft Farm, Radley, Then and Now, by Bill Homewood, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 9 September 2010. 34 minutes 26 seconds. Audiovisual A.119
John Homewood at Peach Croft Farm, Radley, September 2008. Video film and commentary by John Homewood. 33 minutes 49 seconds. Audiovisual A.30

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