What’s in a Name

As far as we know - and unusually for this area - Denmark Farm has never had a Welsh name. The farm was founded sometime between 1799 and 1819 by John Jones, a local Welshman. Mr Jones lived in London at the time, on or near Denmark Hill (which still exists today).

We think that, having made his ‘fortune’ in England, Mr Jones returned to his beloved homeland to start a farm. Locals refer to it simply as ‘Denmark’.

We’re starting to piece together more history about Denmark Farm and have recently heard from Elunud Kemp who is the neice of Tom and Hilda Davies who lived and farmed here between 1933 and 1967. Elunud said “I can recall pigs, beef, dairy, and some sheep, a lot of free range hens, large veg patches, cabbage fields, great mushrooms in one field, and hazels on the lane, a pump for the well to get water, and what can best be described as a latrine, no indoor sanitation. Uncle Tom and Aunt Hilda both died childless within rapid succession of each other. I spent all my school holidays at Denmark Farm as a child and it is a huge part of who I am. I have such fond memories of it. I have it preserved in aspic in my mind.” 

 

If you have any other information or photographs relating to Denmark Farm, we’d love to hear from you.