History

From the 1921 Ordnance Survey of Cholsey Farm

From the 1921 Ordnance Survey of Cholsey Farm

An aerial view of Cholsey Grange Farm taken in 1969

1969

An aerial view of the farm showing many buildings that have since been demolished including the grain drier, chicken sheds, pig units, hay barn and workshops.

In the late 1950's and early 1960's Cholsey Grange Farm had pigs, chickens and sheep. The chicken enterprise numbered 7 large sheds (all now demolished) containing both egg-laying birds and birds for the table. They were fed from wheat grown on the farm and milled on-farm in our own processing mill.

Most notably, Hartmoor Wood (top right of the photo), then owned by Mr. John Fane of Wormsley was clear-felled. It has since regrown through natural regeneration and is now owned by Mr. Michael Wright.