On Monday 17th August 1908 a sale by auction of Pusey Estate Land and Buildings, in various parishes including Charney Bassett, was held at the Lion Hotel in Abingdon by ‘Farebrother, Ellis, Egerton, Breach & Co. Much was bought by Berkshire County Council and subsequently let to tenants as smallholdings.


The original tenant for this smallholding was Richard Pickards.  Two years later it transferred to George Bungay, 5th October 1911 and was valued at £122 0s 9d. [From Ruth Gerring]

Valuation and transfer to George Bungay
Valuation and transfer to George Bungay

Defence Regulations Direction

This is a Defence Regulation Direction to George Bungay on 20th December 1939, to bring the land at Minmere Barn into arable cultivation. [From Ruth Gerring]

Defence Regulation Minmere Barn
Defence Regulation Minmere Barn

Smallholding Rent

Smallholding rent bill receipt to Basil Sharpus 30th November 1945. £49 6s 6d being the rent due to the Berkshire County Council at Michaelmas 1945 for Holding 19(a) & 20 + allotments 5 & 6. [From Ruth Gerring]

Smallholding bill - Basil Sharpus
Smallholding bill – Basil Sharpus