Great Tarpots Farm



As farms go Great Tarpots farm in 1841 was small, consisting of 33 acres, 2 roods and 9 perches (marked in yellow on the map).  19 of the acres being devoted to arable farming.

It does however seem to be a popular venue for auctions as you can see from the sales catalogues of 1889 and 1917.  Comparing the two with a 28 year gap the lots seem very familiar and would indicate that very little had changed except the location … from South Benfleet to Thundersley.

The two photos of the farm show a substantial boarded property, which was located in the vicinity of the arcade and snooker hall …. In fact opposite the existing Tarpots restaurant.

Great Tarpots Farm on 1841 tithe map
Auction Notice 26th September 1889
Auction Notice 20th September 1917
Great Tarpots Farm
Great Tarpots Farm

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