History of the Farm
In the late 1890’s Herbert and John Knock built up a thriving Shire Horse breeding line, and his stallions would be taken around the villages of mid-Suffolk to cover Suffolk mares, since there was demand at the time for some of the horses on farms to be longer-legged to speed up taking corn to the local mills and maltings.
In the 1930’s farming was hit hard, Manor Farm survived on John running a large flock of hens and selling the eggs direct to customers in Stowmarket. One of Chris’ first memories as a child in the 1960’s is sitting between to huge wicker baskets of eggs on our way to market. The land is in very good condition now, evident in the soil health by counting the amount of worms!