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Local history

Local history is of interest to us, especially as the family has farmed this land for over one hundred years, this section gives a flavour of that. It tells about the surrounding area, the industrial heritage as well as farming history and comes right up to date with some pictures of the renovation work.

The old Commondale brickworks.

The old Commondale brickworks.

Calves in the yard; photograph from the Muir family album.

The Farm History

Fowl Green Farm has been farmed by the Muir family for over one hundred years. It formed part of Danby parish, much of which belongs to Lord Downe. There is reference to Fowl Green Farm in Danby Church from the 1800's but our deeds go back to 1718.

The lime kilns at Commondale.

Commondale History

Commondale's industry continued into the 19th and 20th centuries when, following the coming of the railway linking us to Middlesbrough and Whitby, a man called Pratt started a brickworks in Commondale.

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