Stampwell Farm is a beautiful and historic community farm, with orchards, livestock and wildlife sanctuaries, situated on the outskirts of Beaconsfield. Though it is of Saxon origin, joined by ancient Bridleways to London and Oxford, it became more prosperous in the Eighteenth century as a fruit farm delivering fresh plums and cherries to the London markets.
The intervening years were not so kind and after the second world war the farm struggled to adapt the orchards and fields to modern farming techniques, and for a few years diversified into small-holdings of chickens, sheep and pigs, but it fell into disrepair by the early 1990s. In 2012 it was purchased and soon became home to Latimer Minster, and began to live again – fences put up, rubbish removed, and several barns repaired for their new life serving the needs of the farm, church, charity and community.
We have about 70 acres of farmland, divided between fields, forests, grazing, wildlife sanctuary and orchards. We also have an apiary with a collection of beehives, a small flock of sheep, donkeys, chickens, bantams and two small market gardens and several raised beds.
The farm is enjoyed regularly by many community events and partners, with a forest school, clubs and families using our many facilities.