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Occupants of Rimes Farm Pre-1936


Rimes Farm House lies down the same named Rimes Lane between the side of the church and Frax Close, Kingston Bagpuize.

The lane led to the Farm house and outbuildings such as Barns.  A one time in the field opposite were cottages but these are long gone and there seems no memory of these left.

Census 1891 Rimes Farm [earlier censuses do not name Rimes Farm]: Jno Treadwell, aged 68, retired huntsman to foxhounds, born Kingston Bagpuize; Wife Jane, aged 65, born Misterton Notts; Son Charles John, aged 35, grocer’s assistant, born Essex; Daughter Adela Jane, aged 18, born New House, Hanney Road, Southmoor,Berks. [1881 census gives John Treadwell staying at Berkeley Castle. Wife, Jane and children Thomas, Charles, and Adla recorded at house in Southmoor] Monument to John Treadwell stands in Kingston Churchyard: ‘In loving memory of John Treadwell late huntsman to the O B H Born April 12 1825 Died March 6 1895 Also Jane wife of above died 26.1.15 aged 88’ Adjacent monument: ‘In loving memory Adela Jane Webb died 27.2.25 aged 52

Biographical information relating to John Treadwell, with his photograph, is contained in F. Loder-Symonds and E.P. Crowdy (1905) "A History of the Old Berkshire Hunt [OBH] from 1760-1904".

Further references to Treadwell occur in newspaper reports of OBH. Also, the presentation/testimonial referred to by Loder-Symonds is reported in North Berks Herald 23/2/1873.

View of Rimes Farm House

Rimes Farm House, Kingston Bagpuize.

August 1891 Abstract of title (Stern et al.) lists Rimes Farm as one of properties included in John Blandy-Jenkins to Helen Duffield marriage settlement. The property was then 54 acres, and Thomas Templewas tenant.

Further tenants include:

1908/9 Vale of White Horse Directory Percival Southam

1911 Vale of White Horse Directory Percival Southam to 1915

1917 Abstract of title (Stern et al.) lists P. Southam as tenant, on yearly tenancy, at time of sale of estate to Strauss.

At this time, the acreage was 138.333. (Location of land given in relation to OS map field numbers – Presumably the 1912 25” edition.) 1920 Kelly’s Directory Percival Southam 1928 Kelly’s Directory Percival Southam 1931 Kelly’s Directory Percival Southam

1931 Faringdon & District Directory H.G. Harris.

1935 Kingston Bagpuize Estate sale catalogue describes Rimes Farm as “in hand”. Acreage given as 168.98. According to John Newport, former employee of Jarman, Harris was still resident at time of sale. He was a pigman, working for the estate. Sale particulars indicate that Rimes farm was the Kingston Bagpuize House estate office with remainder described as ‘cottage’ occupied by a ‘service tenant’. Farm to be sold as ‘Lot 4’ with 34 acres (location given in relation to sale map field numbers - n.b. sale map is reproduced from 1912 OS 25”. [It seems likely that the hall was blocked to right of front door. Entry to ‘cottage’ was at rear of property via door into old kitchen – there was still a knocker on this door when we moved in 2001 (Malcolm Bee, a past resident.) ]