Summary of classes 1 CORRESPONDENCE 2 BOOKS OF ACCOUNT 3 CATALOGUES 4 CERTIFICATES 5 DEEDS 6 ESTIMATES 7 MINUTES 8 NEWSPAPERS CUTTINGS 9 PASS BOOKS 10 PHOTOGRAPHS 11 REPORTS 12 VALUATIONS 13 SUNDRY PAPERS 14 PRINTED MATERIAL In the Christmas number of The Land Magazine for 1897, Frances Evelyn, Countess of Warwick (1861-1938), published a scheme for training women in the lighter branches of agriculture.She proposed the opening of an Agricultural Training College for Women and the establishment of Women's Agricultural Settlements in different parts of the country.

This walk heads east from Studley to explore quiet countryside with no settlements of any size, just a scattering of hamlets and farms.

One of these is Manor Farm at Morton Bagot where they raise British White Cattle, an unusual and very attractive traditional breed, first documented in the 17th century.

THE Warwickshire village of Studley is now a suburb of Redditch and much of its past prosperity was based on the same industry that fuelled Redditch’s early growth, the manufacture of needles and fishing tackle.

This was first documented in the 17th century but it was only in the early 19th century that it really took off, after James Pardow realised that the way forward was steam power and built a needle mill on Castle Road.

Go left to a large gate at the far side then straight on through fields and paddocks, keeping always to the left edge, to reach Field Farm.

Turn right and keep straight on at two junctions, walking along field edges until eventually a waymark points left to Castle Road. Next to The Old Castle stands the parish church, which is dedicated to the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.A Saxon foundation, it was rebuilt by the Normans in about 1105 and subsequently altered and restored several times.The Old Castle is a Tudor house on the site of a Norman predecessor.Its former moat, now dry, is still clearly visible.Keep to the Arden Way at all junctions, passing Studley Castle.