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Centre Farm

Location

Centre of village, opposite the school.

Centre Farm's courtyard style buildings

Farmers at Centre Farm

1896 James Fewkes

The 20th March 1896 Leicester Journal reported on the marriage of Charles Fewkes of Redhills to Miss Rosa C Tanster of Bilstone House at Norton Juxta Twycross.  Charles Fewkes was the eldest son of James Fewkes of Centre Farm, Swannington.

1939 Stacey

The Stacey family moved into Centre Farm in 1938 or 1939 although the name on the tenancy with Wyggeston hospital did not change.

World War Two Farm Survey

 

Farm size = 19 acres

  • Grain – 7 acres
  • Grass for mowing – 2 acres
  • Grass for grazing – 11 acres

 

Farm animals

  • Cattle – 8
  • Fowls – 60
  • Ducks – 3
  • Horses – 2