Old Photographs of Monkton Farleigh

Monkton Farleigh, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire


Rose Cottage, Monkton Farleigh
Rose Cottage, a house near the church, seen in a photograph on a postcard that was published by the Phoebus photographic studio in Bradford on Avon.

Farleigh Wick

The Bath Road at Farleigh Wick, looking towards Bradford, was much narrower in the early 20th century than it is now. The former Fox & Hounds public house is on the right.  The bus, probably the one that connected Bradford with the Bath tram at Bathford, may have been inserted to add interest to the picture.

Monkton Farleifg in the early 1950s

Looking towards the entrance lodge of Monkton Farleigh Manor House in the early 1950s, with the King’s Arms pub on the right, then advertising beer from George’s Bristol Brewery

fête, Monkton Farleigh Manor

Probably in the 1980s or 1990s, a summer fête in the grounds of Monkton Farleigh Manor House, with the fountain in the foreground and a view along the Avenue towards the Vale of Pewsey in the background.

.Farleigh Wick Football Club, Monkton Farleigh

A group photograph of Farleigh Wick Football Club for the 1921-1922 season. The team was based in the hamlet on the Bradford to Bath road and probably associated with the Fox & Hounds pub there.

point-to-point horse race, Monkton Farleighpoint-to-point horse race, Monkton FarleighPoint-to-point horse racing at Monkton Farleigh. The Avon Vale races ran at Monkton Farleigh from 1947 to 1960 after having been held at various localities, including Broughton Gifford in 1934. They finally settled at Larkhill, near Stonehenge.