Farm Surveys 1941-43:


National Archive (Reference: MAF 32/1106/421)

The photograph shows Thomas Slinger Atkinson at High Green Farm. He and his wife, Mary, and young daughter, Heather Ann, lived at Gayling Farm, during the time of the National Farm Survey. (Courtesy of Heather Percival, née Atkinson.)

The poster was produced by the government during the war to encourage women to help the war effort by joining the 'Women's Land Army'. They were greatly needed as a labour force because most of the men were away from home in the Army.

Below is a summary of the Farm Survey for Thoralby, undertaken on 4th June 1941 and the more detailed individual farm survey was undertaken on 19th February 1942. For contextual information about the National Farm Survey see "Farm Survey" under the "Thoralby" drop-down menu at the top of the page. For details of individual farms, see list on Individual Farm Surveys page by Surname of Occupier. The Wartime Crops Grown were mainly for animal fodder, but there are a few which weren't, see the table below.

The acreage in the table below is from, the Agricultural Farm Census taken on 4th June, 1941 which in some cases may be different from that given in The Farm Survey of 19th February 1942. R.G. means Rough Grazing.

* Also farmed Grange Farm, Newbiggin, farmed as one holding (see Newbiggin Summary, for Grange Farm details).

All the above people can also be viewed in more detail in the 1939 ID Register for Thoralby.

Below are copies of the completed Farm Survey Forms for my Grandfather, Frank Snaith of Holmeside Farm. (Reproduced courtesy of the National Archives, Reference: MAF 32/1106/421/20).


Transcripts of all the individual farms for Thoralby can be viewed at: Thoralby - Farm Survey

1. Agricultural Census Form: 4th June 1941

2. Reverse of Agricultural Census Form 

3. Labour, Motive Power and Tenure Form: 4th June 1941

4. Additional Questions for Market Gardens: 4th June 1941 

Although not applicable locally, the above form was included with the documentation sent to all twenty-three farms in Thoralby, details not transcribed for Thoralby farms as not applicable.

5. Main Farm Survey Form: 19th February 1942

 6. Reverse of main Farm Survey Form

 Transcripts of all the forms for all 23 farms in Thoralby can be seen at Farm Survey.


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