A plan of the farm - Welcome to Manor Farm

					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   16   The Pond
    Welcome to
                                                                   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

    Manor Farm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   22   Wheelwright’s
    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.

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