Borderville

Borderville FarmBorderville Farm is an 18th century farmhouse between Stamford and Ryhall on the border of Lincolnshire and Rutland. It was in the parish of All Saints and in the early 20th century it was occupied by Harry Bromhead, his wife and eight children. Bromhead was born in Alconbury and probably employed people he had known there.In 1908 he moved on to be Bailiff of the Stoughton Estate in Leicestershire and Borderville was taken on by Philip James Bradshaw. In 1911 Bradshaw was living there with his wife, young family and three servants.

Bradshaw was only just over 30 when he took on the farm but was to become well-known in the farming community. He won prizes at local shows for his sheep and cattle and was Honorary Secretary for the Stamford & District Horse Show. In 1919 he was invited to be a judge at the first International Tractor Trials.

Across the road were cottages usually housing employees on the farm. In 1911 there were 4 cottages each with 5 rooms. Farm workers often moved around a fair deal as some of the occupants of these cottages had done. On the other hand it was a very small community and the children would probably have known each other well particularly those who had grown up there.

Borderville Cottages

Borderville Cottages

Borderville Cottages

Borderville Cottages