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Mount Pleasant

Location

East side of Church Hill.

1939 Register

  • John William Walker, Dairy Farmer, born 1911 (Swannington)
  • George Harold Walker, Butcher’s Assistant, born 1879 (Hugglescote)
  • Elizabeth Anna Walker (nee Knight), Unpaid Domestic Duties, born 1880 (Toton, Nottinghamshire)

 

World War Two Farm Survey

Tenant of Wyggeston Hospital, rent £84 a year.  John William Walker had been a tenant for 5 years.

The farm suffered from an infestation of rabbits and moles.   Water for the buildings came from a well.  Ponds and a stream provided water for the fields.

 

Farm size = 44 acres

  • Grain – 10 acres
  • Roots – 3 acre
  • Grass for mowing – 6 acres
  • Grass for grazing – 24 acres

 

Farm animals

  • Cattle – 27
  • Horses – 2