117 High Street, College Farm

  • Map showing farmyard ownerships
  • Map showing All Souls ownership of the land which is now Friday Lane
  • Old photo of Crown Square
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Information on College Farm. This is marked on a map of 1593 but appears to have been rebuilt in the seventeenth or eighteenth century, believed to have been in 1768. Thomas James Robbins, son of James Robbins, was living here in 1891, 1901 and 1911 and it was in the attic here that James Robbins’ notebooks were found. It was bought by All Souls College in 1904, the college already owned surrounding land. Later it was the home of William Tombs, one of the pioneers of Local Government in Wheatley.

Sketch of College Farm by H S Drake included in Margaret Rosenthal's booklet on the Robbins notebooks, see record 1961.

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