Temporary ACC 2008/249 - South Pickenham Estate Co. Ltd records

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ACC 2008/249


South Pickenham Estate Co. Ltd records


  • 1931-1986 (Creation)

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16 boxes

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(fl 1931-2018)

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Labourers' time sheets, 1948-1955 (4 boxes); Wages account books, 1946-1947, 1953-1954, 1954-1955, 1955-1956, 1970-1972, 1972-1973 (6 volumes); Wages sheets, 1979-1980, 1980-1981, 1981-1982 (3 envelopes); Farm accounts, 1962-1966 (1 volume); Farm sales accounts, 1963-1964, 1966; 1965 (2 volumes); Cash book, 1965-1967, 1966 (2 volumes); Ledgers, 1959-1966 (3 volumes); Accounts, 1964-1969, 1972-1974 (2 brown files); Purchases ledgers, 1973-1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 (5 volumes); Sales ledger, 1979-1981, 1982-1983 (2 volumes); Gardens account, 1979-1981, 1982-1986 (2 volumes); Cash account, 1976, 1977, 1978 (3 volumes); Petty cash accounts, 1980-1981, 1982-1985 (2 volumes); Petrol expenses account, 1978-1980 (1 volume); Rates, water rates and insurance accounts, 1979-1982 (1 volume); Rates and water rates, 1979-1981, 1981-1984, 1982 (3 envelopes); Inventory of household linen, 1931 (1 volume); Record of crops sown, 1943-1944 (1 volume); Stock book, 1967 (1 volume)Accident reports, 1960-1974 (1 volume); Office diary, 1978 (1 volume); Address book, undated (1 volume).

The estate, which extended to about 4,500 acres in South Pickenham and Great Cressingham, was purchased by John Smith Moreton in the 1920s. Previously, the family lived in Cheshire. The records relate to Guy and Irene Moreton, who lived at Pickenham Hall and farmed the estate until 1986 when it was sold.

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Access restricted to personnel records for 50 years from last date on file.

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Some have mould stains.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 11/08/2015 by Droip. Modified 05/12/2018 by Catherine.Collins.


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