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BeneficiaryName_F201PostcodePrefix_F202BTownCity_F202COtherEAGFTotalDirectEAGFTotalRuralDevelopmentTotalTotalPayingAgencyLinkSingle area payment schemeSingle area payment as % of Total CAP paymentsSignificant ownership or control by member of aristocractic family (Y/N)Tax haven owned (Y/N)Is the recipient in the Sunday Times Rich List? (Y/N)Notes
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Frank A Smart & Son LtdAB31BANCHORY - 2,963,732.77 22,773.71 2,986,506.48
SGRPID
2,866,497.09 96.0%NNNScottish farmer who sought to fund business expansion by buying up farm subsidy "entitlements".
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National TrustSN2 SWINDON - 2,666,880.26 5,389,625.10 8,056,505.36 RPA 2,585,264.24 32.1%NNNThe National Trust is a conservation charity; recently started campaign against single payment
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RSPBEH12EDINBURGH - 2,002,859.51 1,581,172.39 3,584,031.90
SGRPID
1,961,450.37 54.7%NNNCharity
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Farmcare Trading LtdDN14GOOLE - 1,705,794.68 78,852.75 1,784,647.43 RPA 1,617,124.86 90.6%NNNHuge farming operation owned by the Wellcome Trust - charitable foundation for medical research
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Beeswax Farming (Rainbow) LtdLN4 LINCOLN - 1,437,706.39 108,755.80 1,546,462.19 RPA 1,393,534.29 90.1%NNYSir James Dyson - owns two large estates
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R J & T J & M T FeakinsTD9 HAWICK - 1,235,167.28 35,114.36 1,270,281.64
SGRPID
1,226,161.83 96.5%NNNFamily owned farm
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BLANKNEY ESTATES LTDLN4 LINCOLN - 1,130,101.17 560,309.48 1,690,410.65 RPA 1,095,323.30 64.8%NNNUltimate Controlling Party - John Paul Michael Parker and Richard William Parker. Company has donated to Conservative Party.
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STRUTT & PARKER (FARMS) LTDCM3 CHELMSFORD - 1,105,969.21 121,940.12 1,227,909.33 RPA 1,071,937.02 87.3%NNNSet up in 1885 by 3rd Lord Rayleigh and his brother Edward Strutt. Strutt and Parker families still own shares, including the current Lord Rayleigh (see below). Industrial scale farming, but claims responsible approach to conservation/sustainable land management.
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WALDERSEY FARMS LTDPE38
DOWNHAM MARKET
- 1,009,801.64 69,985.23 1,079,786.87 RPA 979,434.77 90.7%NNNSouth Yorkshire Pension Authority
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Sir Richard Sutton Estates LimitedW1J LONDON - 994,244.02 155,322.32 1,149,566.34 RPA 963,706.98 83.8%YNYOwned/controlled by the family of Sir Richard Sutton. Sutton Estates and Sutton Settled Estates have donated £59k to Conservatives since 2001
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STANFORD SHEEPCM3 CHELMSFORD - 973,736.36 3,350.00 977,086.36 RPA 943,777.11 96.6%YNNJoint Venture between Strutt & Parker and Lord Rayleigh's Farms Ltd
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Natural EnglandWR5 WORCESTER - 970,580.50 7,373,572.00 8,344,152.50 RPA 940,524.22 11.3%NNNWildlife/conservation arm's length body
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LILBURN ESTATES FARMING PARTNERSHIP
NE71WOOLER - 948,762.11 370,782.31 1,319,544.42 RPA 919,573.82 69.7%YNYOwned by Duncan Henry Davidson and his wife. Davidson founded house builder Persimon and is the grandson of 15th Duke of Norfolk. Estate is not inherited.
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PARKERS OF LEICESTER LTDLE3 LEICESTER - 924,714.42 122,628.52 1,047,342.94 RPA 896,265.85 85.6%NNNOwned/run by members of the Parker Family, who also own/run Blankney Estates.
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ELVEDEN FARMS LIMITEDIP24THETFORD - 915,709.97 483,252.11 1,398,962.08 RPA 887,538.89 63.4%YYYControlled by a trust - "Trustees of the Lord Iveagh 1983 Settlement", through another trust based in Jersey . The Iveagh baronetcy was created for the Guinness family and the estate is farmed by the 4th Earl of Iveagh (Edward Guiness) who is a director of Elveden Farms.
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Strathdee Properties LtdAB38ABERLOUR - 844,285.38 8,615.20 852,900.58
SGRPID
817,778.90 95.9%NNNOwned by Stephen and Freda Strathdee - property developers and farmers.
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Thurlow Estate Farms Ltd.CB9 Haverhill - 826,756.07 102,548.18 929,304.25 RPA 801,326.24 86.2%YNYLarge estate company owned by members of the aristocratic Vestey family
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WARTER PRIORY FARMSYO42YORK - 817,558.97 106,327.87 923,886.84 RPA 792,413.90 85.8%NNYEast Yorkshire estate owned by Malcolm Healey, who is ranked 73rd on the Rich List with his brother Eddie. Self-made millionaires, kitchens and property.
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Ross BrosAB43FRASERBURGH - 797,839.42 180,236.61 978,076.03
SGRPID
761,439.58 77.9%NNNLarge family owned farming business in Aberdeenshire
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AGRESERVES LTDPE28HUNTINGTON - 785,058.94 82,708.62 867,767.56 RPA 760,920.65 87.7%NNNOwned by the Mormon Church.
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SARGENT & WAIGHTSN9 PEWSEY - 778,189.80 234,165.36 1,012,355.16 RPA 754,256.61 74.5%NNNUnincorporated farm in Wiltshire.
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G COLLINS (FARMS) LTDSN10DEVIZES - 761,050.43 168,114.32 929,164.75 RPA 737,646.75 79.4%NNNOxfordshire family farm
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HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCILSO23WINCHESTER - 718,751.65 277,953.92 996,705.57 RPA 712,500.02 71.5%NNNCounty Council
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LIMESTONE FARMING CO. LTD.DN21GAINSBOROUGH - 733,640.93 87,584.57 821,225.50 RPA 711,081.92 86.6%NNNLincolnshire farmers
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FREDERICK HIAM LTDIP31
BURY ST. EDMUNDS
- 703,762.34 83,089.61 786,851.95 RPA 681,059.46 86.6%NNNBig Agri-business (9000 acres), family owned
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Buckminster Farms LimitedNG33GRANTHAM - 692,425.74 156,454.20 848,879.94 RPA 671,135.50 79.1%YNNOwned by Richard John Tollemache, son of a baronet, and his wife. Company administers farming etc business of Buckminster estate.
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William Hamilton And Son (No 2)KY15CUPAR - 692,816.62 - 692,816.62
SGRPID
671,074.30 96.9%??NFarm in Fife - ownership unclear
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AL Lee Farming CompanyCB6 ELY - 675,704.37 33.45 675,737.82 RPA 654,929.42 96.9%NNNLarge family-owned potato grower.
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G Barbour & CoDG2 DUMFRIES - 732,798.23 88,376.67 821,174.90
SGRPID
649,306.38 79.1%NNNFarm in Dumfries
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COMPTON BEAUCHAMP ESTATES LIMITED
SN7 FARINGDON - 660,956.98 - 660,956.98 RPA 640,636.50 96.9%NNYBelongs to Swedish Financier Erik Penser and his wife. Farming and racehorse training.
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HR BOURN AND SONSLN8 MARKET RASEN - 620,014.57 27,134.84 647,149.41 RPA 600,955.80 92.9%NNNLarge farm business (6000 hectares) in Lincoln
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J S R FARMS LTDYO25DRIFFIELD - 603,087.81 86,386.87 689,474.68 RPA 584,550.65 84.8%NNNFamily owned large scale farming business dating back to 1950s. Arable crops, pig production, and pig bloodstock.
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LORD RAYLEIGHS FARMS LTDCM3 CHELMSFORD - 601,074.30 13,722.20 614,796.50 RPA 582,601.32 94.8%YNNOwned/controlled by Lord John Gerald Strutt - 6th Baron Rayleigh , business is linked to Strutt & Parker and Stanford Sheep
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HARLEY FARMS (SOUTH)BA12WARMINSTER - 598,512.95 152,616.00 751,128.95 RPA 580,116.77 77.2%NNNOrganic pasture-reared beef farm in Wiltshire
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Eaubrink Farm GMBHPE34KING'S LYNN - 594,672.36 1,579.22 596,251.58 RPA 576,394.54 96.7%NNNFarm owned by German landowner Bernhard Reemtsma
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R J & A E GODFREYDN20BRIGG - 562,585.93 42,019.33 604,605.26 RPA 545,297.67 90.2%NNNLarge family farm
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SANDRINGHAM FARMSPE35SANDRINGHAM - 557,706.52 89,821.63 647,528.15 RPA 540,569.19 83.5%YNYEstate privately owned by the Queen
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Moray Estates Development CoIV36FORRES - 559,985.39 84,120.80 644,106.19
SGRPID
539,198.87 83.7%YNNEstate development company owned by the Earl of Moray and family trusts. Estate has farming, commercial properties, major developments and a windfarm.
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Saker Estates LimitedW1S LONDON - 554,154.94 109,469.55 663,624.49 RPA 537,127.85 80.9%?Y?Business anonymously owned through Jersey holding company
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J & T F Macfarlane LtdTD3 GORDON - 578,032.19 4,444.46 582,476.65
SGRPID
525,567.83 90.2%NNNMajor livestock breeder
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J B Shropshire & Sons Ltd / Riverfen Farms Ltd
CB7 ELY - 526,184.42 36,235.42 562,419.84 RPA 511,703.93 91.0%NNYHuge agri-business with £94.1m turnover - owned by John Shropshire OBE. Donated £5000 to Conservatives in 2015. Also owns Sandfields Farms in Top 100.
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Windsor-Clive RobertSY8 Nr Ludlow - 518,450.02 45,395.02 563,845.04 RPA 502,521.10 89.1%YNNAristocratic estate in Shropshire - belongs to Viscount Windsor/Earl of Plymouth - Robert is his heir apparent.
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EVERSHOT FARMS LTDDT2 DORCHESTER - 511,914.06 345,143.42 857,057.48 RPA 496,332.41 57.9%YNYOwned by the Hon Charlotte Townsend, worth £425m according to Rich List. Wealth is inherited. Husband runs farming company Velcourt
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Grafton ofIP24Thetford - 511,018.60 347,253.21 858,271.81 RPA 495,320.03 57.7%???Unknown
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Valley Fields (Scotland)DG4 SANQUHAR - 514,373.09 4,418.79 518,791.88
SGRPID
487,961.59 94.1%NNNDumfriesshire farm
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Palgrave Farming Co LtdPE37Swaffham - 501,776.70 226,563.76 728,340.46 RPA 486,363.26 66.8%NYNPalgrave Farming Company was dissolved in 2014 after selling its business to the South Pickenham Estate Company. Both companies are/were owned through offshore companies using structures that hide ultimate ownership. The South Pickenham Estate Company has been approached for comment.
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Ramsbury Estates LtdSN8 Marlborough - 496,830.32 98,251.81 595,082.13 RPA 481,578.41 80.9%NNY/NOwned by Carl Stefan Earling Persson, a billionaire who is reportedly the richest man in Sweden. He made his money from clothing giant H&M. His son Tom Persson is on the Sunday Times Rich List as he London-based .
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Kevan ForsythDG8
NEWTON STEWART
- 500,953.50 76,930.51 577,884.01
SGRPID
473,929.98 82.0%NNDairy Farmers in Dumfries and Galloway
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J R Graham LtdKY14
AUCHTERMUCHTY
- 487,092.99 234.34 487,327.33
SGRPID
471,821.31 96.8%NNNJohn R Graham Ltd - family farm in Fife
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ABBOTS RIPTON FARMING COMPANY LIMITED
PE28HUNTINGDON - 479,421.52 99,726.56 579,148.08 RPA 464,695.33 80.2%YNNRun by Lord De Ramsey, farmer and first chairman of the Environment Agency.
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SEVERN TRENT WATER LTDNG14NOTTINGHAM - 476,913.36 98,668.68 575,582.04 RPA 462,411.96 80.3%NNNOne of the biggest UK water companies. Major landowner in the Midlands.
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Cokenach LimitedSG8 Nr ROYSTON - 476,353.00 72,963.83 549,316.83 RPA 461,721.37 84.1%NNNOwned by Niels Holch Povlsen, the youngest son of a Danish fashion billionaire Troels Holch Povlsen.
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PERCY FARMSNE66
LONGHOUGHTON
- 475,030.70 298,384.64 773,415.34 RPA 460,438.90 59.5%YNYThe "in hand" farming operation of the Duke of Northumberland - Ralph Percy - major landowner and property developer.
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Brocklesby FarmsDN41GRIMSBY - 473,467.85 185,997.19 659,465.04 RPA 459,083.29 69.6%YNN27,000 acre state owned by 8th Earl of Yarborough.
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Surrey Wildlife TrustGU24Woking - 468,333.62 253,392.62 721,726.24 RPA 453,949.12 62.9%NNNCharity looking after nature reserves
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WILLOUGHBY FARMS LTDLN13ALFORD - 467,576.43 101,091.79 568,668.22 RPA 453,261.65 79.7%NNNEstate in Lincolnshire owned by a trust, beneficial owner unclear
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Genoch Mains FarmsDG9 STRANRAER - 522,740.18 334,428.14 857,168.32
SGRPID
450,843.07 52.6%NNNScottish beef and sheep farm
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BEDFORDIA FARMS LTDMK44BEDFORD - 464,724.52 77,856.55 542,581.07 RPA 450,455.20 83.0%NNNPart of a family owned group of companies doing Eco-Tech, Agriculture, and property development.
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Sentry LtdIP8 IPSWICH - 457,965.29 34,334.37 492,299.66 RPA 443,901.08 90.2%NNNLarge agribusiness/land management company.
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YATTENDON ESTATES LTDRG18THATCHAM - 451,429.14 58,858.32 510,287.46 RPA 437,565.57 85.7%YNY9,000 acre West Berkshire farming/estates/property company owned by Lord Iliffe and family. Family wealth derived from newspapers originally. Listed (with family) on Sunday Times rich list. Family has donated £67,088 to the Conservatives since 2013
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Coppid Farming Enterprises LLPRG4 READING - 443,659.35 82,848.31 526,507.66 RPA 430,036.29 81.7%YNNLLP including Baron Phillimore & other members of the Phillimore family.
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GROSVENOR FARMS LIMITEDCH3 CHESTER - 437,433.96 200,275.05 637,709.01 RPA 424,001.68 66.5%YNYFarms the estate of the Duke of Westminster. The Duke was worth £9.4bn according to latest Rich List. Has since died, reportedly leaving title and fortune to 25 year old son.
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Waddesdon EstateHP18Aylesbury - 437,028.89 8,870.75 445,899.64 RPA 423,615.98 95.0%YNYEstate owned by Lord Rothschild, ranked 182 on the Sunday Times Rich List. Estate owned by Rothschilds since 1870s.
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LOVEDEN ESTATES LIMITEDDN9 DONCASTER - 435,764.41 78,946.05 514,710.46 RPA 422,383.58 82.1%NNNFamily farming business. Hosts Pollybell Organic, one of largest organic farms.
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Baltier Farming Company LtdDG8
NEWTON STEWART
- 433,439.58 255.09 433,694.67
SGRPID
419,855.47 96.8%NNNLivestock farm in Scotland
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SRUC/SAC Commercial LtdAB21BUCKSBURN - 440,004.33 182,549.04 622,553.37
SGRPID
412,732.53 66.3%NNNFarms run by Scotland's Rural College - trade through SAC Commercial
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RMR WINGFIELDOX18BURFORD - 418,717.30 51,120.71 469,838.01 RPA 405,871.40 86.4%NNNFarmer running Barrington Park Estate. All farming on estate is soil association/organic.
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ROBINSON FARMS (CARBROOKE) LTDPE31KING'S LYNN - 417,966.48 93,700.36 511,666.84 RPA 405,134.12 79.2%NNNFamily farm
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H Barker & SonsDN14GOOLE - 415,277.02 13,994.00 429,271.02 RPA 402,528.55 93.8%NNNLarge farm in Yorkshire
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AW SMITH & SONS LTDLN11LOUTH - 410,999.75 90,020.64 501,020.39 RPA 398,382.08 79.5%NNNFamily business. Operates as farm and agricultural machinery dealer.
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E GRANT & SONSSP3 SALISBURY - 409,875.40 54,433.63 464,309.03 RPA 397,292.38 85.6%NNNFamily farm in Salisbury
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Sandfields Farms LtdCV37
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
- 407,405.63 32,654.66 440,060.29 RPA 394,918.54 89.7%NNYA subsidiary of J.B. Shropshire and Sons (also in Top 100).
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NORFOLK WILDLIFE TRUSTNR1 NORWICH - 399,402.41 636,796.73 1,036,199.14 RPA 387,142.13 37.4%NNNCharity looking after nature reserves
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ROPSLEY FARMS LTDGL54CHELTENHAM - 398,670.36 61,618.61 460,288.97 RPA 386,433.97 84.0%NNNGloucestershire farm belonging to Michael Bertioli, a physicist who made a multi-million fortune when the pressure sensor company he helped found was sold to General Electric in 2002.
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JUDDMONTE FARMS LTDTN11TONBRIDGE - 390,818.79 16,006.84 406,825.63 RPA 378,856.01 93.1%NYNMajor racehorse breeder owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah al Saud. Owned through offshore Gurnsey company.
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P J LEE & SONSCB7 ELY - 389,162.99 22,402.65 411,565.64 RPA 377,219.59 91.7%NNNCambridgeshire-based large-scale potato growers.
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Wookey JosephSN9 Rushall, Pewsey - 388,222.97 121,519.74 509,742.71 RPA 376,307.20 73.8%NNNRushall organics - organic family farming business.
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Biddesden House Farm PartnershipSP11ANDOVER - 387,345.42 95,027.47 482,372.89 RPA 375,456.69 77.8%YNNFarming partnership involving two members of the Guinness family.
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IAN WHITE LTDPH2 PERTH - 389,129.05 104.22 389,233.27
SGRPID
375,281.53 96.4%NNNFamily livestock farm based in Perthshire, Scotland.
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JACK MERRICKS FARMS RYE LTDTN36WINCHELSEA - 382,240.16 350,652.23 732,892.39 RPA 370,511.73 50.6%NNNArable farming and animals.
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Payne SarahOX12Ardington - 379,324.00 53,049.92 432,373.92 RPA 367,682.46 85.0%NNNAppears to be a land management agent who makes subsidy applications for multiple clients, so not possible to identify ownership of actual land/businesses. Declined to respond to Energydesk enquiry.
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HARROLD & PARTNERS G WPE31KING'S LYNN - 379,140.05 104,161.29 483,301.34 RPA 367,505.52 76.0%NNNFamily Farm
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BEN SMITH & SONS (WANTAGE) LTD.OX12WANTAGE - 377,501.22 19,534.31 397,035.53 RPA 365,915.86 92.2%NNNOxfordshire family farm. Shareholding split between various family members.
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THELVETON FARMSIP21DISS - 377,427.97 47,983.49 425,411.46 RPA 365,846.20 86.0%YNNLand owned by Sir Rupert Mann, 3rd baronet Mann.
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F J BUNNEY & SONSSO21Winchester - 372,996.02 330.00 373,326.02 RPA 361,549.49 96.8%NNNArable and livestock farm owned by Bunney family - Hampshire
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J WHARTON (AGRICULTURE) LTDLN13ALFORD - 372,814.94 35,759.76 408,574.70 RPA 361,373.99 88.4%NNNFamily owned farm in Lincolnshire. Arable farming.
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J C Innes & SonsAB54HUNTLY - 396,079.69 28,451.42 424,531.11
SGRPID
361,307.42 85.1%NNNUnknown
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R G ABREY FARMSIP24THETFORD - 368,424.09 27,140.31 395,564.40 RPA 357,550.07 90.4%NNNFamily farming business in Norfolk dating back to 1930s.
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G R Ward & CoNG32GRANTHAM - 366,150.65 98,409.95 464,560.60 RPA 354,915.07 76.4%NNNFamily farming business, little information available
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HEYGATE FARMS SWAFFHAM LTDPE37SWAFFHAM - 364,650.24 70,459.30 435,109.54 RPA 353,460.90 81.2%NNNPart of large group of companies milling, baking and growing. Controlled by Heygate family .
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Mr A J Duncan (A Firm)AB53TURRIFF - 362,923.29 212,136.92 575,060.21
SGRPID
351,557.13 61.1%NNNA partnership set up by former Grampian Foods boss Fred Duncan.
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D R F Farmers LtdAB43FRASERBURGH - 367,227.28 88,485.16 455,712.44
SGRPID
351,007.60 77.0%NNNOwned by a David Ian Rae Fotheringham
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PROCTOR BROS LONG SUTTON LTDPE12SPALDING - 357,462.02 30,132.63 387,594.65 RPA 346,495.53 89.4%NNNFamily farming business, potatoes, sugar beet, pulses, etc, has been running since 1949.
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Swangrove FarmsGL9 Badminton - 355,998.02 45,879.07 401,877.09 RPA 345,075.31 85.9%YNNCompany controlled by the Duke of Beaufort (David Somerset) & Family, on the Badminton Estate.
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F W Attwood and PartnersME9 Sittingbourne - 353,854.73 10,203.92 364,058.65 RPA 343,009.78 94.2%NNNActually SW Attwood (Farms) in Kent
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ACF (DRAX FARM)BH20WAREHAM - 351,752.29 32,599.31 384,351.60 RPA 341,015.69 88.7%NNNOwned by Conservative MP Richard Drax. Mr Drax lives at the family seat of Charborough Park.
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Hawk Farming LtdFK16DOUNE - 351,031.06 - 351,031.06
SGRPID
340,038.95 96.9%NNNFarm near Stirling
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CAUDWELL (PRODUCE) LTD RDN36GRIMSBY - 348,195.52 17,529.50 365,725.02 RPA 337,513.26 92.3%NNNFamily farm.
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A.E.LENTON ESTATES LTDPE22BOSTON - 348,026.35 - 348,026.35 RPA 337,349.30 96.9%NNNFamily business, farming in Lincolnshire. Includes 800 acres of organic production.
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