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 Agricultural History

‚ÄčThis collection is managed by the parks and countryside department of Leeds City Council and is not part of the Leeds Museums and Galleries Collections.  It is worth mentioning here though as the collection is located at Home Farm on Temple Newsam Estate.

The collection is predominantly based around agriculture, horticulture and estate management, but also includes domestic items associated with the working lives of the estate staff and their families. There is a reasonably large collection of horse-drawn transport, including private drive vehicles.

The dates range from 1694 to 1968; from the building of the great barn to the end of the dairying operation, with few objects pre-dating the late 19th century. Most of the objects have been collected from the Yorkshire area with a few from other northern counties.