GREENSLADE FLOCK

of registered

SUFFOLK SHEEP

ESTABLISHED 1946
AT NORTH TAWTON DEVON
Welcome to the GREENSLADE FLOCK
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Lorraine Ruby and Duncan Stephen are pleased to welcome you to the

Greenslade Suffock Flock Website

The Greenslade flock, established by
David Hampson  is now being carried on & expanded by Lorraine and Duncan on the same fields that David farmed 

The Greenslade Legacy
  
David Hampson who passed away in August 2014, established the flock in 1946 with 10 ewes and built it up over several years, purchasing ewes from CJP Ball, A G Waspe,
 A Duke and J S Taylor. Since then all replacements have been home bred.

In its hayday Greenslade Flock numbered 150 ewes with many shearling rams and ewes being sold on to pedigree flocks with many of them founding new flocks.

Greenslade flock was handed down to the Ruby Family and  Lorriane Ruby has now taken up where David left off and with the help of her partner Duncan Stephen is 
re-building the Greenslade Flock. 
Greenslade in Doomsday Book
Greenslade of Yesterday
Greenslade of Today

Hundred: North Tawton
County: Devon
Total population: 4 households.
Total tax assessed: 0.1 geld units.
  
Head of manor: North Tawton.
Taxable units: Taxable value 0.1 geld units.
Value: Value to lord in 1086 £0.5. Value to lord c. 1070 £0.4.
Households: 2 villagers. 2 smallholders.
Ploughland: 3 ploughlands (land for). 1 lord's plough teams. 0.5 men's plough teams.
Other resources: 0.31 lord's lands. Meadow 1 acres. Pasture 10 acres.
Livestock in 1086: 2 cattle. 2 pigs. 20 sheep
 Greenslade House, home of David Hampson has now been sold but the Ruby family have retained the land to enable them to continue Davids Hampson's legacy

(Formerly listed as Greenslade Farmhouse, NORTH TAWTON)
 II* Farmhouse. Probably has a medieval core, altered and possibly extended in C17 and C18. Rendered cob walls. Hipped thatch roof.   In the late C18 the back of the house was re-fashioned to become the front. Elevation facing farmyard is asymmetrical.
 This house has completely escaped C20 modernisation and probably contains a number of early internal features whilst retaining a very traditional exterior.
Greenslade farm is now owned by
Aubrey & Helen Ruby who have let some of the Greenslade fields to their daughter Lorraine Ruby and Duncan Stephen  for the express purpose of maintaining and developing the Greenslade Suffock Flock

Lorraine and Duncan were very succesful at the 2016 Okehampon Show where they picked up several prizes including 
First in Show
Best Ram
Their aim is to carry on David Hampson's legacy and further develop​​..........
The Greenslade Suffolk Flock
Latest News
Greenslade Flock of Purebred Suffolk Sheep are now fully Maedi Visna Accredited.
For further information contact us by email or phone
Greenslade Flock of Suffolk Sheep will soon be announcing the birth of their new 2018 lambs. We will be posting news on this site so keep watching this page.  

2018 Shows
15th to 17th June 2018  Three Counties Show
21st to 24th June 2018  Royal Highland Show 
10th to 12th July 2018  The Great Yorkshire Show
23rd to 26th July 2018  Royal Welsh Show
19th August 2018     Mid- Somerset Show
2018 Show & Sales
20th to 21 July Shrewsbury National Show & Sale  
26th to 27th July  Stirling Annual Show & Sale 
31st July      Northern Ireland Branch Ram Sale
3rd August     Carlisle & Northern Counties Sale
4th August   South of IrelandShow and Sale