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JDSUP4IT
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Bostocks Farm.
12th October 2012 at 11:19AM
- Has anyone got any photos, or know where I can get some photos, of Bostocks Farm. The Wimpey Estate - either side of Lyndhurst Avenue (off Chester Road) was the area in which the farm was situated.
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Tyrawhitt
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Re: Bostocks Farm.
12th October 2012 at 1:12PM
1938 map shows no such farm name.   It is referenced as Norbury Hall Farm. More or less plum in the middle of Lyndhurst Ave. area.   The farm buildings were in middle of St Peter's PE School buildings on the school-field side. More or less the site access was in a straight line from there to the Cavendish Road junction on Chester Road, so none of the farm road line is left. Its line follows exactly the direction of Cavendish Road across Chester Road into the field opposite slightly on the north side of Lyndhurst Ave., gradually parting away in a straightine to end in the school/school field today. So it crossed thro' the front gardens the further you go down Lyndhurst Ave from Chester Road.

Do not confuse this with the current Norbury Farm opposite HG HighSchool. Old map 1938 marks it as Jackson Lane by Jackson's Lane

Nothing in the Stockport archive on a quick look....... http://interactive.stockport.gov.uk/stockportimagearchive/welcome.aspx
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slim
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slim
Re: Bostocks Farm.
12th October 2012 at 1:26PM
I thought bostocks farm was at the bottom of beech avenue where it now meets hazelwood road
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Re: Bostocks Farm.
13th October 2012 at 2:51PM
I live next door to the 97 year old niece of James Bostock who sold the land to Wimpey. Her recollection is that it was never actually known as Bostock Farm but was known as Model Farm.
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JDSUP4IT
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Re: Bostocks Farm.
13th October 2012 at 7:17PM
Thanks for the detailed info on Norbury Hall Farm - because the 'Bostocks' owned the farm it was always referred to as Bostocks Farm. Do you happen to know where I might obtain some photographs from?
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Re: Bostocks Farm.
13th October 2012 at 7:20PM
- I think it is more likely that it was called Norbury Hall Farm and any other names we put to it, like Bostocks Farm etc were just nicknames.
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Re: Bostocks Farm.
13th October 2012 at 7:24PM
slim Wrote:

I thought bostocks farm was at the bottom of beech avenue where it now meets hazelwood road

The Bostocks Farm I was refering to is off Chester Road, opposite Cavendish Road (the large Wimpey estate. I don't know what the area you mention in the valley is called.
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Re: Bostocks Farm.
13th October 2012 at 9:44PM
Have a look at this 1952 OS map. There is an unnamed farm roughly at what is now the junction of Caernarvon Drive and Corfe Crescent. Given the original post, that sounds like it might be the farm. I'm not sure when the estate was built, but the map shows no farm near the junction of Beech Avenue and Hazelwood Drive.
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Tyrawhitt
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Re: Bostocks Farm.
13th October 2012 at 11:47PM
JDSUP4IT Wrote:

Thanks for the detailed info on Norbury Hall Farm - because the 'Bostocks' owned the farm it was always referred to as Bostocks Farm. Do you happen to know where I might obtain some photographs from?

The cobbles on the left side of the road between the cyclist and the camera position are the entrance to the farm approach road.
farm road entrance
Can't find any other close photos in the archive.

If you look at this 1934 aerial view in the top left corner about 1/8th in from the vertical edge, you will see a white building on its own in the darker fields. This is Norbury Hall Farm with the approach track/road from Chester Road being the fields changing from light to darker shade.
1934 Aerial View

Looked through several local history documents tonight and there is nothing mentioned/photographs on or near the farm.

In 1882, there is a large pond where Norbury Hall Farm is marked in 1935 and the farm house is to the south by some 50 yards (Jackson's Lane direction). No farm name in 1882 but the area has the name Mossvits or Mossuits marked (bad point on the map due to detail and text merging). The position is at the junction corner of Corfe Crescent with Lyndhurst Ave. on the school side is where the farm house stood in 1882, not inside St.Peter's School as in 1935. Or the approach road was re-angled slightly south due to some changes between 1882 & 1935.

nedsram Wrote:

Have a look at this 1952 OS map. There is an unnamed farm roughly at what is now the junction of Caernarvon Drive and Corfe Crescent. Given the original post, that sounds like it might be the farm.

Same spot almost as 1935 as Norbury Hall Farm. 1935 has no clear reference points to pin it to an exact spot (nor does 1882).
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Re: Bostocks Farm.
15th October 2012 at 10:20PM
Tyrawhitt Wrote:

JDSUP4IT Wrote:

Thanks for the detailed info on Norbury Hall Farm - because the 'Bostocks' owned the farm it was always referred to as Bostocks Farm. Do you happen to know where I might obtain some photographs from?

The cobbles on the left side of the road between the cyclist and the camera position are the entrance to the farm approach road.
farm road entrance
Can't find any other close photos in the archive.

If you look at this 1934 aerial view in the top left corner about 1/8th in from the vertical edge, you will see a white building on its own in the darker fields. This is Norbury Hall Farm with the approach track/road from Chester Road being the fields changing from light to darker shade.
1934 Aerial View

Looked through several local history documents tonight and there is nothing mentioned/photographs on or near the farm.

In 1882, there is a large pond where Norbury Hall Farm is marked in 1935 and the farm house is to the south by some 50 yards (Jackson's Lane direction). No farm name in 1882 but the area has the name Mossvits or Mossuits marked (bad point on the map due to detail and text merging). The position is at the junction corner of Corfe Crescent with Lyndhurst Ave. on the school side is where the farm house stood in 1882, not inside St.Peter's School as in 1935. Or the approach road was re-angled slightly south due to some changes between 1882 & 1935.

nedsram Wrote:

Have a look at this 1952 OS map. There is an unnamed farm roughly at what is now the junction of Caernarvon Drive and Corfe Crescent. Given the original post, that sounds like it might be the farm.

Same spot almost as 1935 as Norbury Hall Farm. 1935 has no clear reference points to pin it to an exact spot (nor does 1882).


Thanks again for the info on Norbury Hall Farm. The 1934 aerial photo definitely shows the farm, albeit hard to spot at first.
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