The Village of Thixendale

Manor Farm

Also see www.manorfarmthixendale.co.uk

Manor Farm was created by Sir Christopher Sykes in 1795.

The present farmhouse was built in 1843, near the site of an earlier farmstead.

From the 1890s to the early 1900s, the Manor Farm Tenants were Cook and Taylor. This photo dates from the 1890s.

In this photo from around 1900 of woodcutting using a steam engine, Enoch Braithwaite can just be seen across the road at the blacksmith’s shop.

A Mr. Cook subsequently took over sole tenancy, until 1910 when it was taken on by Henry Braithwaite.

When put up for sale by the Sledmere Estate in 1919, the details were as follows:

Farm House: Entrance, Two Sitting Rooms, Kitchen, Scullery, Dairy. Cellars, Front and Back Stairs, and Seven Bedrooms. Barn, Stable for 19 Horses, Granary, Cowhouses, Boxes, Sheds, and other Buildings. A set of Wold Farm Buildings detached and the following closes of Grass and Arable Land.

Tenants – Mr. Robert Henry Braithwaite

No. on Plan. DESCRIPTION OR CULTIVATION. Area (acres)
175 House and Homestead 1.732
192 Cow Wold Homestead .297
162 South Wold Homestead 1.033
174 Homegarth 8.565
pt. 176 Paddock Grass 1.893
188 Sheep Wash do. 14.772
198 Vessey Pasture Dale do. 17.214
194 Water Dale do. 95.272
139 Long Dale do. 27.697
163 Paddock do. 3.500
169 Thixendale do. 28.704
173 Botterels Nose do. 10.612
186A Town End Paddock do. .400
164 do. 8.996
224.657
189 Arable 16.869
190 do. 26.448
191 do. 29.328
195 Cow Wold do. 52.571
199 do. 24.946
200 do. 54.876
160 do. 28.814
159 do. 21.392
148 do. 18.679
138 Wandale do. 28.050
161 do. 34.024
171 Botterels Nose do. 13.540
168 The Rigg do. 24.197
136 do. 35.972
172 Water Dale Road 3.799
137 Martin Holm do. 3.441
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