Allotments – Parish Council

1895 February 11th ….. the whole Council should be formed into a Committee for the purpose of dealing with allotments …..

1895 March 4th …. write to the Board of Guardians asking if they are open to let the land belonging to the Caistor Union to the Caistor Parish Council for the purpose of allotments – if so – at what per acre – also how much land they have to let for that purpose ……

…… writes to the Earl of Yarborough asking him if he will let the first field on the left side of the road leading from Caistor to the Pillar and which is occupied by himself to the Caistor Parish Council for the purpose of allotments (the said piece is known by the name of “Irongate Plott” ?????) and upon what terms …….

1895 March 22nd ….. the following applied for allotments and the quantity of land they required – viz. –

Holden, George 0 A, 2 R, 0 P
Barnett, Joseph 0 A, 1 R, 0 P
Coulbeck, John 0 A, 2 R, 0 P
Alcock, John 0 A, 2 R, 0 P
Farr, James 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Shacklock, James 1 A, 0 R, 0 P
Jackson, George 3 A, 0 R, 0 P
Bancroft, Nicholson 4 A, 0 R, 0 P
Jolands, Mark 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Green, George 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Fenton, Richard 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Wilkinson, James 1 A, 0 R, 0 P
Shepherd, Wm T. Gailand An allotment
Gladding, A. 3 A, 0 R, 0 P
Quick, Matthias 3 A, 0 R, 0 P
Topliss, Edwd., S. 4 A, 0 R, 0 P
Topliss, Sargent 4 A, 0 R, 0 P
Eastoe, H. A. 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Foster, Joshua 4 A, 0 R, 0 P
Johnson, Geo. Vickers 4 A, 0 R, 0 P
Callow, W. H. 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Bancroft, David 4 A, 0 R, 0 P
Quickfall, Christr. 3 A, 0 R, 0 P
…… the Earl of Yarborough be asked to reduce the rent of the field from 20/- to 15/- per acre ……

…… 12/- per acre over and above the actual rental be charged to cover expenses ….

1895 April 1st …. the Council take the 34 acres of land offered by the Earl of Yarborough for allotments …..

…. the Council expresses their thanks to his Lordship for his kindness in letting them the land for allotments.

….. the Council offer the land to the applicants at £1 per acre exclusive of rates and charges ……

……. the probable rent be 28/- per acre exclusive of the Tenant Right ….

…… that the land be allotted as follows:-

Holden, George 0 A, 2 R, 0 P
Barnett, Joseph 0 A, 1 R, 0 P
Coulbeck, John 0 A, 2 R, 0 P
Alcock, John 0 A, 2 R, 0 P
Farr, James 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Shacklock, James 1 A, 0 R, 0 P
Jackson, George 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Green, George. 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Fenton, Richard 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Wilkinson, James 1 A, 0 R, 0 P
Quick, Matthias 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Eastoe, H. A. 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Callow, W. H. 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Quickfall, Christr. 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Lusby, Chas. 1 A, 0 R, 0 P

….. and the rest of the land be equally divided amongst the following:- – viz – Messrs. N. Bancroft – Ed. S. Topliss – Joshua Foster and David Bancroft…..

1895 April 4th ….. the following withdrew their applications for allotments – viz – Howden, George – Eastoe, H. A. – Shacklock, James

…. the Council now definitely allot the land to the applicants present and to those by deputy informed the Council that they were desirous to have allotments …..

… the Chairman ascertain from the applicants present whether any of them will take any portion of the land remaining for disposal – if so that their names be taken down and the Council allot such land amongst them as is thought advisable after the applicants have retired…. the land was then allotted as follows:-

Holden, George 0 A, 2 R, 0 P
Barnett, Joseph 0 A, 1 R, 0 P
Coulbeck, John 0 A, 2 R, 0 P
Alcock, John 0 A, 2 R, 0 P
Farr, James. 1 A, 0 R, 0 P
Shacklock, James 1 A, 0 R, 0 P
Jackson, George 4 A, 0 R, 0 P
Bancroft, Nicholson 3 A, 0 R, 0 P
Jolands, Mark 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Green, George 1 A, 0 R, 0 P
Fenton, Richard 3 A, 0 R, 0 P
Wilkinson, James 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Shepherd, Wm T. Gailand An allotment
Gladding, A. 3 A, 0 R, 0 P
Quick, Matthias 3 A, 0 R, 0 P
Topliss, Edwd., S. 4 A, 0 R, 0 P
Topliss, Sargent 4 A, 0 R, 0 P
Eastoe, H. A. 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Foster, Joshua 3 A, 0 R, 0 P
Johnson, Geo. Vickers 4 A, 0 R, 0 P
Callow, W. H. 2 A, 0 R, 0 P
Bancroft, David 3 A, 0 R, 0 P
Quickfall, Christr. 3 A, 0 R, 0 P
Lusby, Charles 1 A, 0 R, 0 P

….. that Mr. Speck be allocated two roods of land …… that Mr. Speck’s application is too late ……

….. that Mr. Bridgeman measures the land ….. [Council] form a Committee for allotting the land …… and they obtain stakes and all necessary articles…. stakes be obtained from the Top Woods.

1895 April 9th …. It was announced that the two roods applied for by Mr. Coulbeck was given up. Upon this announcement it was proposed …. that the two roods be offered to Mr. Fenton whose allotment falls to be the next number…….

1895 April 17th ….. the five applicants to have a gate put in the middle of the field should be allowed to have the gate if they are willing to bear the expense of putting it down ….. proposed ….. that the … gate be wholly paid for by the Parish Council…….

…. Messrs. Capes and Staniland have power to let the 11/2 acres of land …..

1895 May 20th …. the valuation of Mr. E. J. Turton be accepted; viz: £33 : 4 : 0 for the Tenant Right of the Iron Gate Plat…. the rent be collected each half year viz. Oct. 11th and April 6th….. each tenant shall give or shall receive 6 months notice to terminate the tenancy….

1895 September 20th A letter …. from Mr. George Manning the Assistant Overseer and Clerk to the Council resigning such appointments.

…. the Council meet on two evenings each week Wednesdays and Thursdays to consider the assessment of the Parish until the business is finished such meetings to be held from 7.30 to 10 o’clock.

1895 October 3rd …. A letter …. from Mrs. Joshua Foster asking to be allowed to keep the allotment lately occupied by her husband…. granted.

1896 September 8th …. the following allotment holders be received at the next meeting:- Messrs. Bancroft D., Bancroft N., Topliss E. S., Jackson Geo., Mrs. J. Foster ….. these holders wished to have some alteration made in the gates to the allotment field.

1896 October 12th …. Messrs. D. Bancroft, Topliss & Jackson attended the meeting & requested the Council to fix another gate to the allotments field, also that the Council permit the tenants to erect buildings and that the rent be reduced… that Mr. J. Kennington put down a five barred gate with oak or pitch pine posts and give the same two coats of paint….. tenants be allowed to erect any necessary buildings on their own land … the rents of allotments be not reduced at present……

1897 August 16th ….Mr. George Jackson be asked to make a formal application to change over half of his allotment to another person.

1897 October 11th ….. Formal notice, being before the meeting, that Mr. George Jackson wished to give up 2 acres of his allotment, and a written application from Mr. Chidley for the said 2 acres …. that Mr. Chidley have the 2 acres ….

The notice of Mr. John Speck was read giving up his allotment ….. Mrs. Clarke, High Street, who was an applicant for the half acre given up by Mr. Speck should be accepted as tenant.

1898 January 31st …. as Mr. Chidley wished to be relieved from the two acres of allotment land allotted to him at a former Council meeting, Mr. James Wilkinson be accepted as tenant for the two acres of land….. Mr. Samuel Quick become tenant of the allotment now standing in the name of his father.

1898 April 18th …. The Clerk showed the balance in hand from the allotments …. the rent … be reduced 3/- per acre for one year to commence at Lady-day 1898…. the reduction be 2/- per acre for one year ..[3/- per acre] declared to be carried. Annual Meeting Caistor Town Council Minutes 19th December 1894 – 7th June 1910

1899 March 27th …. An application from Mr. S. Quick to deliver up to the Council at Lady-day the 3 acres of allotment land held by him, and another application from Mr. Edward Clarke to take the said 3 acres from Lady-day was considered ….. be accepted…

1899 June 19th … the only allotment rent due… which had not been paid was that owing by Mr. S. Quick…

Four acres of allotments having been given up by Mrs. J. Foster it was proposed …. that the four applicants – Mrs. Clarke, Mr. Munding, Mr. Geo. Wright and Mr. Joseph Wright – have one acre each.

1901 March 25th …. Mr. Mundin had given up his allotment … that Mr. Cammack (the only applicant) be offered the acre of allotment land…..

1901 October 7th … A notice was read from Mr. T. Brown that he intended giving up possession of the allotment held by him, at Lady Day.

1901 December 2nd …. the acre of allotment given up by Mr. Green be offered to Mr. Chas. White… given up by Mr. Tho. Brown be offered to Mr. Lowish …. the 1/2 acre of allotment given up by Mr. J. Alcock be offered to Mr. Hopper.

1903 January 26th … the Earl of Yarborough be asked to reduce the rent of the allotment field from £1 to 15/- per acre.

The two acres of allotments which had been given up were considered … Mr. Lowish have the acre given up by Mr. White …. Mr. Cammack have the acre of allotment given up by Mrs. Clark.

1903 March 23rd … An agreement from Mr. Hankey in respect of the allotment field was read. but not signed. …. write to Mr. Hankey saying the Council were quite agreeable to remain as they were…. Mr. Farr had not paid the allotment rent due from him Michaelmas 1902. to give him notice that unless it was paid within seven days proceedings would be taken against him.

1903 November 30th …. Mr. Fenton had given up the three acres of allotment rented by him and that there were applications for allotments from Messrs. Oliver, Day and Houlden…. applicants have an acre each.

A letter from Mr. Hankey … asking that the Allotment Agreement might be signed & returned…. the Council are quite satisfied with present arrangements and that in their opinion no agreement is necessary.

1904 January 25th …. A letter from Mr. Hankey … urging the Council to sign the agreement relative to the allotment field…. the agreement be signed.

1904 March 21st …. The allotment rents were then considered and the Clerk gave the following report on the last four years:
Receipts and Expenses of the Allotments

Income Expenses
Rent 1899 £42 : 10 : 0 1899 £38 : 11 : 3
Rent 1900 £42 : 10 : 0 1900 £43 : 2 : 7
Rent 1901 £42 : 10 : 0 1901 £39 : 1 : 1
Rent 1902 £42 : 10 : 0 1902 £38 : 2 : 6

1/3 rent for Council Room for 4 years £1 : 9 : 0
Half audit stamps £1 yearly for 4 yrs £4 : 0 : 0
Printing & receipt stamps for 4 years £1 : 10 : 0

Balance in hand £4 : 3 : 7

£170 : 0 : 0 £170 : 0 : 0

The balance in hand therefore amounts to £1 : 0 : 11 per annum or about 7 per acre per year.
The above is exclusive of any estimate of the cost of the Clerks stipend, whose duties include the collecting of the allotment rents etc.

To see the Parish Council Allotments Committee between 1921 and 1925 click here 1921_1925-allotments-committee

To see the Parish Council Allotments Committee between 1926 and 1930 1926_1930-allotments-committee