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Pennyhooks Farm hand-drawn map from 1824
Painting of the old barn looking up the slope from the Farmhouse
Aerial photo of the whole farm by Neil B. Maw
A description of a walk around the farm
An extract from a Shrivenham United Charities report that includes a land exchange involving Pennyhooks Farm and  the church, the Vicar at the time being Barfoot Colton
The present old Farm house. The earlier, thatched house, was completely rebuilt after a huge fire in 1897. Photo by Neil B. Maw
List of occupiers of the farm by William du Ploy

Pennyhooks Farm - a general history

A map dated 1824 of the entire farm, drawn by Abraham Dymock of Aldbourne (Click to enlarge). The water colour painting is by Frank Otter circa 1960's. Map and painting are Copyright of Lydia Otter.

There is also a copy of a walk around the farm, a description of all the fields and features.

Also included is an extract from a report on the Shrivenham United Charities that includes the details of a land exchange at the end of the 18th century.

To read a general history of the farm in PDF format, please go HERE

We also have a newspaper article that gives details of a catastrophic fire that burnt down the old Farm House in 1897. To read a copy of the article please go HERE



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