From The Neolithic To The Sea: A Journey From The Past To The Present
Fox Covert Farm
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Agriculture
Derbyshire
52° 52' 14.9" N 1° 23' 0.8" W
SK41593054
Poor
1857
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Fox Covert Farm is located close to Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire, next to the Derby southern bypass.

Not much is known about the farm, except it was created in 1857, as one of seven farms around Aston. It was sold in 1924 at the same time as Aston Hall. It is unknown what was farmed at Fox Covert in the beginning, but later pig stock were kept and bred. Many of the farms in the area were nurseries and by the 1940's two kept poultry, which may give clues to the early use of the farm.

Sadly the farm is no longer used, at a guess, it closed down around 1995/6 when the Derby southern bypass was built due to the close proximity of the road to the farm.