SP8181 : 1952 view of Rothwell Church and farmhouse from the farmyard

taken 66 years ago, near to Rothwell, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

1952 view of Rothwell Church and farmhouse from the farmyard
1952 view of Rothwell Church and farmhouse from the farmyard
As seen from the top of a newly built corn stack SP8181 : Building the corn ricks - 1952 in the farmyard of the farm on Wales Street. The largest building, on the left, with two prominent chimneys, was one wing of the large farmhouse - see also SP8181 : Harvest gathered in - 1953.
Newham Farm, Rothwell
This was a town farm sandwiched between Wales Street, Fox Street and High Hill Avenue, with the fields a few kilometres to the west towards Harrington. In the 1950s, before the days of combine harvesters, corn was cut with a binder, the sheaves stacked in stooks in the field to dry, and then brought back to the farmyard and built in to corn stacks to await threshing in the winter, when the mobile thresher visited. Tractors were still fairly new technology, at least on this farm, and horses were used to cart the corn back to the farmyard where the stacks were built. The farmyard and garden have gone, to be replaced by houses [Newham Close]. The farmhouse, 16 Wales Street, has had a makeover, and I suspect the florally decorated lavatory bowl, with neat squares of Radio Times on a string nearby, has been replaced with more modern fittings.
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Date Taken
August 1952   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 2 March, 2010
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Village, Rural settlement 
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Place (from Tags)
Buildings > Farmhouse (former)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 816 811 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.3193N 0:48.0721W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 813 810
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Farmyard  Harvest 

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