(Minster Lovell) 1847 - 52
Third and largest of the Chartist estates. 300 acres divided into 80
smallholdings with model cottages. 40 oxen and 18 pigs were provided
to the 'winners' of the plots, along with manure, firewood and seed.
Area still known as Charterville allotments.
GRID REF: SP 314104 Minster Lovell.
REF: The Chartist Land Company
FOUNDER/LEADER : C.R. Ashbee
Holiday cottages run by the Guild of Handicraft for its workers.
GRID REF:SU596963DraytonSt Leonard.
REF: The Simple Life. Fiona McCarthy
the Resurrection 1882-87
Foundation of an Anglican monastic group by Charles Gore. Group later
moved to Mirfield (Yorks.)
GRID REF: Pusey House. Oxford.
REF : Utopian England
FOUNDER/LEADER: William Carter
A colony of smallholders founded by the philanthropist and entrepreneur
William Carter. An attempt to draw industrial town-dwellers back to
the land, and to make them self-sufficient. The land was divided into
plots of 6 acres and sold for £20 an acre with bungalows costing
from £120. Many of the settlers were retired soldiers and ‘refugees’
from the towns. Carterton soon made its name in the market gardening
world. Black grapes from Frenchester Nurseries and the famous Carterton
tomatoes were sold at Covent Garden Market. There are still a few of
the original tin or asbestos settlers’ bungalows in the town.
The village flourished, with a tin mission church and the first large
building – The Emporium – being built in 1911 with an upstairs
room for meetings and dances. The village expanded rapidly following
the building of an Airfield in 1935.
FOUNDER/LEADER: Ottoline Morrell
Artistic salon and wartime refuge for artistic COs,. including: D.H.
Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, Lytton Strachey, Bertrand Russell, Katherine
Mansfield, John Middleton-Murry and Virginia Woolf among countless others.
GRID REF: SP586016
REF: Ottoline Morrell. M Seymour
Agricultural Establishment 1939 - ?
Formed by Jewish refugees. Listed in the journal Community Life.
GRID REF: SP 745068 Kingsey
REF: Heavens Below