Old Farms in Barrow upon Soar
Rectory Farm North St./Beaumont Rd. – Hyman , Kimber, A.E. Kimber (advertises as a dairyman in the Barrow Official Guide with a blue cover). There are still Kimbers residing in the village.
Brook Lane Farm – Illiffe
Cotes Rd(near cemetery). – Harry and Les Sanders
Sileby Rd. Near level crossing – Perkins
Melton Road(Near Fishpool Brook) – Illstone (small holding). Mr Illstone owned 3 Crowns Inn and was a carrier and hearse drawer. Elsie Paget and Winn Burton granddaughters still in the village
Highfields Farm, Church St. – Massey
Lower Paudy Farm,Melton Road – Crook
Cream Lodge Farm, Melton Road – Jack Bird.( Heritage Group has an aerial photo of the farm). Opposite side of Melton Road – Jim Bird. Joe Bird moved to Sileby
Thornywell Farm (righthand side of Paudy Lane)
Paudy cross roads – Ted Barker
Walton Thorns/Paudy – Matthews
Tithe Farm – Peppers
Meadow Farm, Sileby Road(righthand side) – Deacon
Barrow Road(near Flesh Hovel Lane) – Steve Neal
Turn right, off Cotes Road – Johnny Askews
Glenworth Farm, Cotes Road
Coteswick Farm, Cotes Road – (rears Dexter cattle)
Chestnut Farm, Beveridge St. ( Next to Phillip Graham’s shop) – Mr Ball
Cotes Rd./The Rookery – George Lindsey Hull
Breadcroft Lane – smallholding
Details from O.S. map: Paudy Rise Farm, Brook Farm, Paudy Farm, Barrow View Farm, Barrow Fields Farm, Meadow View Farm, New Hays Farm, Quorn Fields Farm, Ryecroft Farm, Coteswick Farm, Walton Home Farm, Brook Farm, Cotes Rd. Foxhill Farm(off Walton Lane)
On the 1880s and subsequent O.S. maps there are numerous allotments marked.
The Glebe allotments, aka Parson’s Close in Nottingham Rd. is still in use.
Allotments called Labour Gate were where the trees estate is.
Hall Orchard School playing field was an allotment which Mr Brooks remembers cultivating.