A collection of over 80 deeds, indentures, wills and miscellaneous documents mostly on vellum relating to Newland House Farm, Horton in Ribblesdale and dated between 1665 and 1981.
These documents, housed in a large tin deed box, were purchased in 2016 from the estate of Phil Hudson (Hudson History) of Settle by Ian and Sheila Fleming of Newhouses, Horton in Ribblesdale.
The documents have all been photographed and converted to pdf format for ease of access. However, the creasing and folding of many of the larger vellum documents makes some of the images a little difficult to read, but on the whole the results far exceed what we expected.
The collection presents a vivid picture of how a single upland farming estate has been mortgaged, managed and let over a period of over 300 years. It also provides an illustration of how a layer of society within a remote rural community conducted business between themselves around the breeding and grazing of cattle and sheep.