The farm buildings consisted of a large Dutch barn, part of which housed ten grain silos the remainder being used for hay and straw storage. The adjoining multi-span brick buildings contained the grain drying and cleaning equipment and a grain pit with associated conveyors and elevators. The same buildings also included tractor storage and a potato seed chitting shed. A similar single span unit was the farm workshop, equipped with an inspection pit, hoist and welding tools. This was popular as a place to have a cup of tea and a chat, particularly in the winter, when it was the only place that was heated. The source of heat was a stove burning waste oil.
The remaining building was a flint faced, mainly open fronted tractor shed incorporating 3 small closed sheds used as a carpentry workshop, a store for bags and hand tools, and a garage for the farmhouse.
The farmhouse was also built with brick and flint. It was a large, imposing three-storey house with a large cellar and its own well. I understand that when the farm was commandeered in 1942, the RAF converted the house to three self-contained flats as accommodation for officers and men. After the war these were used as tied accommodation for the farm workers. There were seven other tied cottages belonging to the farm. The farmhouse was demolished in 1975 and replaced with a pair of semi-detached, three bedroom cottages. These are the last houses that still belong to the farm because, as the workforce declined, all the other farm cottages were sold.
The Old Farmhouse
The new semi-detached pair
Inside the old Workshop
The old Workshop inside the new one.