Sudbury Park Farm

Farm in/near Sudbury Town, existed between 1897 and 1938

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A postcard of Harrow Road, c.1910, showing Crabs House on the right and Sudbury Park Farm on the left.
Credit: Brent Archives

Sudbury Park Farm was opened by the Barham family in 1897, although its fields had been part of another farm, known as North Farm, by the mid-19th century.

George Barham had founded the Express Dairy Company in the 1860s, to bring fresh milk to London from the country by train. Around 1880, the family moved into Crabs House (now part of the Barham Park buildings) on the Harrow Road, and bought the mansion in whose grounds it stood in 1895, renaming it Sudbury Park.

The Express Dairy was already supplying milk to Queen Victoria, but their new “model dairy farm”, across the road from Crabs House, with its pedigree herd of Jersey cattle, allowed George Barham, and his son Titus, to demonstrate the latest methods of dairy farming to other milk producers from around Britain and the world. Milk from the farm was very popular, and some of it was supplied to trans-Atlantic liners. When, the by then, Sir George Barham died in 1913, Titus Barham inherited the Express Dairy retail business and the farm, while his brother, Arthur, took over the Dairy Supply Company wholesale business (later United Dairies on One Hundred Elms Farm).

Titus Barham lived at the Sudbury Park mansion until his death in 1937, and was very fond of his cattle (he used to act as a judge at agricultural shows). The dairy farm supplied milk and butter to local Express Dairy shops, and for delivery to local homes, especially after the company pioneered the use of glass milk bottles by the 1920s.

As well as running his dairy company, Titus Barham did much for local charities. When plans were proposed for a new public hospital in Wembley, he donated some of the Sudbury Park Farm land in Chaplin Road as a site for it. By 1930, he also had to sell some of the land to Wembley Council, for a new junior school, which was named after him.

The Express Dairy Co. sold off the remaining fields of Sudbury Park Farm for housing development by the late-1930s, although Wembley’s plans for an estate of Council homes on part of the land had to wait until after the Second World War. Its main road is called Farm Avenue.

Although it no longer had Sudbury Park Farm, the Express Dairy business continued to deliver milk to local homes for much of the 20th century.

Source: Brent Council



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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Hundred Elms Farm:   There was a farm on this site, on the northern edge of Sudbury Common, since at least the time of Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century.
Sudbury Town:   Sudbury, as a historical area once extended from the ’South Manor- Sudbury’ (thought to have been on Harrow Hill) to the area that is now known as Wembley Central.


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A40, UB6 · Allendale Road, UB6 · Allendale Road, UB6 · Allington Close, UB6 · Ander Close, HA0 · Ash Grove, HA0 · Ashness Gardens, UB6 · Aspen Drive, HA0 · Auriol Drive, UB6 · Bannister Close, UB6 · Barham Close, HA0 · Barham Close, UB6 · Barham Court, HA0 · Barley Close, HA0 · Beaumont Avenue, HA0 · Beaumont Court, HA0 · Bedser Drive, UB6 · Berkeley Avenue, UB6 · Brewery Close, HA0 · Bridge Avenue, UB6 · Burwell Avenue, UB6 · Cambridge Avenue, UB6 · Cavendish Avenue, UB6 · Central Road, HA0 · Central Square, HA0 · Chaplin Road, HA0 · Charterhouse Avenue, HA0 · Chatsworth Avenue, HA9 · Chestnut Avenue, HA0 · Chestnut Grove, HA0 · Church Gardens, HA0 · Clare Parade, UB6 · Clare Road, UB6 · Codling Way, HA0 · Colyton Close, HA0 · Coniston Avenue, UB6 · Copland Close, HA0 · Crawford Avenue, HA0 · Crossgate, UB6 · Currey Road, UB6 · Curtis Lane, HA0 · Dalmeny Close, HA0 · Dimmock Drive, UB6 · District Road, HA0 · District Road, UB6 · Eastcote Avenue, UB6 · Elms Court, HA0 · Elms Gardens, HA0 · Elms Park Avenue, HA0 · Elton Avenue, HA0 · Ennismore Avenue, UB6 · Farm Avenue, HA0 · Fernwood Avenue, HA0 · Foxlees, HA0 · Gauntlett Court, HA0 · Gilbert Scott Close, HA0 · Green Park Way, UB6 · Greenbank Avenue, HA0 · Greenbank Avenue, UB6 · Greenford Flyover, UB6 · Greenford Road, UB6 · Hadden Way, UB6 · Hammond Close, UB6 · Hapgood Close, UB6 · Harrowdene Close, HA0 · Harrowdene Road, HA0 · Hawthorne Mews, UB6 · Hendren Close, UB6 · High Lane, UB6 · High Road Wembley, HA9 · High Road, HA0 · Highfield Avenue, UB6 · Homefield Road, HA0 · Horsenden Avenue, UB6 · Horsenden Crescent, UB6 · Horsenden Cresent, UB6 · Hutton Close, UB6 · Ithell Court, HA0 · King George Crescent, HA0 · Lancelot Avenue, HA0 · Lancelot Crescent, HA0 · Lancelot Parade, HA0 · Lancelot Road, HA0 · Lantern Close, HA0 · Larwood Close, UB6 · Lilian Board Way, UB6 · Linthorpe Avenue, HA0 · Linthorpe Avenue, HA9 · Lothian Close, HA0 · Lyon Way, UB6 · Malden Avenue, UB6 · Market Way, HA0 · Mary Peters Drive, UB6 · Matthews Road, UB6 · Maybank Avenue, HA0 · Maybank Avenue, UB6 · Medway Gardens, HA0 · Melville Avenue, UB6 · Milford Gardens, HA0 · Morden Gardens, UB6 · Morton Court, UB5 · Newlands Close, HA0 · Northolt Gardens, UB6 · Northwood Gardens, UB6 · Oakwood Crescent, UB6 · Oakwood Cresent, UB6 · Ockham Drive, UB6 · Odeon Parade, UB6 · Oldfield Close, UB6 · Oldfield Lane North, UB6 · Orchard Gate, UB6 · Orchard Gate, UB6 · Perkin Close, HA0 · Pettsgrove Avenue, HA0 · Priory Avenue, HA0 · Priory Close, HA0 · Priory Crescent, HA0 · Priory Gardens, HA0 · Priory Hill, HA0 · Railway Goods Yard, UB6 · Ramsey Close, UB6 · Rayners Close, HA0 · Ridding Lane, UB6 · Rockware Avenue, UB6 · Rosebank Avenue, HA0 · Rosehill Gardens, UB6 · Rothesay Avenue, UB6 · Roundtree Road, HA0 · Rowan Close, HA0 · Rugby Avenue, HA0 · Runnymede Gardens, UB6 · Sherwood Avenue, UB6 · South Vale, UB6 · Sovereign Grove, HA0 · St Andrews Avenue, HA0 · St Annes Road, HA0 · St Georges Close, HA0 · Station Approach, HA0 · Station Approach, UB6 · Sudbury Crescent, HA0 · Sudbury Cresent, HA0 · Sudbury Croft, HA0 · Sudbury Heights Avenue, UB6 · Sudbury Hill Close, HA0 · Sunnydene Gardens, HA0 · Tessa Sanderson Way, UB6 · The Boltons, HA0 · The Croft, HA0 · The Parade · The Rise, UB6 · The Spinney, HA0 · Thomas A’Beckett Close, HA0 · Thurlow Gardens, HA0 · Turner Close, HA0 · Turton Road, HA0 · Twickenham Gardens, UB6 · Vernon Rise, UB6 · Wadham Gardens, UB6 · Wellgarth, UB6 · Wembley Market, HA0 · Western Avenue, UB6 · Westway Cross Shopping Park, UB6 · Westway Cross, UB6 · Whitton Avenue East, HA0 · Whitton Avenue East, UB6 · Whitton Avenue West, UB5 · Whitton Avenue West, UB6 · Whitton Close, UB6 · Whitton Drive, UB6 · Williams Way, HA0 · Windmore Close, HA0 · Woodland Rise, UB6 · Worcester Gardens, UB6 ·


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