Farming through the ages

After the Norman Conquest in 1066

The Fields of Ecton

Ecton Plan 1703

1731 Ambrose Isted inherits the Hall estate

Records in 1778

Nineteenth century changes

1872 - The Northampton Corporation

The twentieth century - mechanisation takes over

Major General Sotheby's death in 1909

Northampton Corporation decision - 1930

Farming in 1939

The last fifty years

Death of Colonel Sotheby - 1954

Changes in the 1960's

Farming in the 1970's

Rectory Farm in 1983

Start of 1997

Tenants of the Parish Farms - c1778-1997

Photos of Farming in Ecton