1986 Thornby House Farm

This farm in Thornby has been owned by 
the  Barlow  family for about 50 years.
Mr.T.B.Barlow is the present owner,and 
the farm manager is Mr.P.Cain.There are
over 1200 acres,two thirds grass and   
one third arable,the main crops being  
wheat,barley and oats.Approximately    
1200 sheep and 400 cattle are kept.    
Mr.Cain attends markets in Northampton,
Market Harborough,Banbury and Kettering
There are five farm yard buildings and 
various barns,cattle yards and stables.
About half of these are built of old   
brick and half are of steel and        
asbestos construction.Machinery used   
includes tractors,ploughs,combine      
harvester,cultivators,sprayer,digger,  
baler and turner.The use of this farm- 
land has changed little in the past    
decade.Also included on the land are   
deciduous woods and gravel pits.       
                                       
 

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