Upper Bearfield Farm

Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

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Upper Bearfield old farmhouse

Upper Bearfield Farm was one of two farms and a couple of smallholdings in Ashley Road, on the northern side of Bradford on Avon.

A big farmhouse stands on one side of the road, while a farmyard with a large stone barn and other buildings were on the opposite side. It was almost entirely a livestock farm, producing milk.

The farmyard was relocated to a site towards Great Ashley, where a covered yard was built, followed by a new farmhouse and a labourer’s house. The old farmhouse was sold off and the yard was redeveloped by Bellway Homes in 1994 as a housing estate, called The Old Batch, taking its name from that of an old field.

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Upper Bearfield FarmThe farmyard shortly before demolition began.

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