New addition to the site - Upper Goddards Farm

I am delighted to be able to include this new document prepared by Nigel Salsbury, the present occupier of the farm, just a short walk down Shogmoor Lane from Frieth.

Nigel thinks that the history of the property gives us "a fascinating insight into the changes that took place over the centuries in the Hambleden valley and no doubt in other rural communities elsewhere, e.g. the gradual ending of feudalism, changing security of tenure, the role of the Lords of the Manor, the growth of landed estates by local families and later by wealthy businessmen and then their eventual dismantling"

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have: A History of Upper Goddards Farm ( pdf 3Mb )

August 2020