SP 04575 65310
Coldfield Dr, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 7YH,
Pre-New Town Location
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Information about this Farm:
In documentation, and in speaking to older Redditch residents who know this property, it appears it was once known as Pheasant Farm, as well as Oakenshaw Farm just before being lost to the New Town development.
The farm was located, where the underpass from Tesco to Greenlands is today, and a small lane ran from opposite Yvonne Road in Crabbs Cross to Oakenshaw Road in Greenlands, in which modern Oakenshaw lies upon.
Ken Dawe also had memories of Oakenshaw Farm, or Pheasant Farm as they knew it, having once lived there. He kindly gave us the following three photographs. The two people in the third photograph are unknown.
J Whittington also gave us the two photographs below also of Pheasant Farm as. They are documented as taken at Easter 1952 when the farmer was Mr. Shufflebotham.
Birmingham Daily Post – Saturday 26th May 1894
Valuable Freehold Farms –“The Great Pheasant Farm - To be sold by Auction
Birmingham Daily Post – Saturday 11th May 1918
For Sale The Ipsley Estate comprising of Arrodale Farm, The Lodge Farm, Greenlands Farm, Oakenshaw Farm, Woodrow Farm and Crabtree Farm – To Sell by Auction