16 The Pond
Meet the animals Go back to school Fed by rainwater, the farm
Discover Listen out for the school bell pond is mentioned in the
a whole and join in a traditional Victorian
Domesday Book of 1086.
host of school lesson with Miss Stubbs Over the centuries it has
friendly the schoolmistress. Enjoy a game provided a home for the
farmyard of hopscotch or hoops in the farm ducks, together with the
animals, playground and see if the spinners occasional moorhen and coot.
Step back in time and take a walk around this feed the are working in the cottage.
unique working farm set at the turn of the ducks on the pond, try your 17 Henhouse
century. Explore the Victorian schoolroom, hand at milking and join us for a
wheelwright’s shop, blacksmith’s forge and farmyard walk to meet the pigs 18 Pig Sties
13th century church. Discover the many and all the latest arrivals.
16 19 Sheep Fold
traditional breeds of farmyard animals and Ask at reception about the daily 11
meet the cast of real life historical characters. events programme. 20 Thatched Barn
This impressive timber-framed
17 building was built in the late
23 18 1500s. It was used to store
1 Brick Barn 6 Wash House 20 10
and thresh corn.
This fine timber and brick & Privy 19
barn reflects the importance An early Edwardian ‘off 5 9 21 Longstock Barn
of grain-growing in the area the shelf’ washroom and 4 Originally built in the early
at the time of its construction 6 1700s in the Test Valley village
toilet, these buildings
in the 18th century. Carts, originally stood in a 7 of Longstock, this barn was
stacked high with sheaves of garden in Longparish 21 moved here in 1984. Like the
corn, would enter through its and were in use up Granary, it sits on mushroom-
great doors. The corn would until the 1960s. shaped staddle stones to
be threshed on the central 2 prevent vermin from reaching
floor, which now houses the 7 Cottage Garden 1 the grain that would have been
farm reception and shop. Cottage gardens provided stored inside.
a welcome source of fresh
2 Milking Stall fruit, vegetables and herbs
Our Jersey and Guernsey to the Victorian household. Workshop *
cows are milked in this simple Far
8 Anderson Shelter Circ m Fields Together with the blacksmith,
parlour using one of the ular the wheelwright provided an
earliest types of powered Air raid shelters such k essential service in the rural
milking machine. as this were a common community. His skills produced
feature of many a 1940s and maintained, among other
3 Cart Shelter wartime garden. things, the farm’s carts and
Probably dating from the wagons. This building originally
late 1700s, both ends were 9 Rickyard stood in Nether Wallop
originally open to allow easy
access for storage of the
Hay and corn would be 14 Paddock Cart before being moved here in
brought in from the fields Shelter 1983.
farm’s carts and wagons. and stored in stacks known
as ‘ricks’. These were then This building originally 23 Blacksmith’s Forge*
4 Granary thatched to make them stood at Floods Farm near
Built on staddle stones with a Stratfield Saye. It was rescued The brick-built forge was
weatherproof. moved here from Hedge
loft above, this building would in a dilapidated state and re-
Poultry Pens End in 1986. The blacksmith
have kept the stored grain and 10
Visit Mrs Earwicker Key Tearoom erected here in 1997.
played an important role
animal feed dry and out of the
reach of vermin such as rats 11 Outdoor Pigs Drop by at the picturesque Farmhouse Toilets Play area 15 St Bartholomew’s in the countryside, shoeing
and mice. and meet Mrs Earwicker the farmer’s Church * horses and manufacturing
12 Victorian wife as she goes about her daily a wide variety of tools and
The chancel is all that remains
5 The Privy Schoolroom chores. Step inside the kitchen and 13 Farmhouse of this 13th century church
Until quite recently privies, see whether she is busy baking on Built in the 1400s for a which, until the 1800s, was the
A faithful re-creation of the farmhouse range or attending to
or outside toilets, were yeoman farmer, the farmhouse parish church of Botley. With
a typical late Victorian the laundry in the wash house and
part of everyday life in the has seen many alterations and the building of the turnpike
rural schoolroom, discover how many children slept in
countryside. The buckets were additions over the years, yet road, the village developed in
complete with teacher’s
often emptied around the fruit
cane and dunce’s cap.
each of the beds upstairs. its medieval origins can still be its current location and a new *Access via track outside
bushes! seen today. parish church was built. farm reception entrance.