Stampwell farm dates back to before Domesday times, as it was already numbered as one of the 5 farms of Chalfont St Peter and reputed to have been gifted to Monsieur Le Stamp, a Saxon officer from the army of William the Conqueror.
The name is therefore from this owner- Stamp- and the deep well of 100ft that still lies beneath the old farmhouse. This meant the farm was able to remain irrigated despite having no major water source. From 1780s and for nearly 100 years it was a thriving fruit farm, producing varieties of plums and delicious cherries and a few apples, alongside hay and some livestock. The fruit element started to fade and for time from 1960-1980s seemed to be a mix or arable and sheep, giving way to chickens and pigs until the farm fell into disrepair in the 1990s.
Frog and Amy Orr-Ewing bought the farm in 2012 when it was almost totally derelict and began the process of bringing life back to the farm, the land and the buildings. A crucial element of this was the community of Latimer Minster, a new church and Christian community which had formed in a private home in Beaconsfield. This has meant that the farm has been focussed on wanting to serve the needs of the local and regional community, and incorporating the very best in holistic farming techniques and conservation.