Flowers Farm

The farmhouse has a 17th century timber frame bit was encased in brick in about 1830. The roof consists of plain tiles and the brick eaves are dentilled. The house is two storeys with three windows. On the upper floor these are rather unusual long Yorkshire casements with small glazing bar panes. On the ground floor, the window openings are broad with brick lintels. There is an early chimney stack. During the 19th century a half bay extension to the north-west end of the house was added. In the 1851 Census it was noted as having 100 acres.

The rear of Flowers farmhouse in the 1920s

It is possible to find the names of some of those who lived at the farm. One Walter Finch (alive 1553). His son Nicholas (1505-1585) married to Elizabeth Cressy took over the farm in 1545. He had 2 sons and 4 daughters. It is now a centre for the teaching of construction skills.

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    Nicola Salfranc


    This is so exciting! I believe some of my ancestors, the Dollings, were owners of Flowers Farm, and several others such as Dog End Farm (!) and another at Whipsnade, as mentioned in the last will and testament of Edward Dolling, 1794. An image of his will is held by The National Archives at Kew, where it may be downloaded from. I would love to know what manorial records still extant. Marvellous to know that it still stands and is still a farm.


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    campbell de burgh


    My great great grandmother Mabel Patty Beaumont was born at flowers farm in 18 72 youngest daughter of Joseph and Jane Beaumont (nee Nott). Joseph died in 1890 we think having sold the farm. In 1891 Jane and Mabel were living in south london and then Mabel married Hugo Henry Patrick de Burgh in London in 1893. Jane died in 1917 and Mabel in 1961. Hugo was killed in action in the Boer War in 1900.
    We have no real information on the beaumont family at flowers farm so would be interested if any exists.
    Campbell de Burgh


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