Gudum Farm gbr
67/1, 3, 10 and 55/3 in Holmestrand
the name of the farm is Gudum. In bishop Oystein`s book of land
from the year 1400 the farm is called “Guæimi” which means
the homes of God. The
farm is one of the oldest religious places of meeting in the rural
district (parish) The first roads leading to the district came
from South along “den gamle kongevei” (the old road for the
royalty) past Reggestad Farm in Re (Våle) And Hvitstein to Gudum,
from there onwards to Angers Klev. In old publications it says
that Gudum has been a centre of the district from about
the year 700 ad.
farm has been in the family’s possession since 1907. Then Johan
Hartvik Arvesen the son of butcher Frantz Arvid Arvidson bought
it.He was a timber merchant and had his own sawmill situated where
Shell is today.
was involved in the foundation of Vestfold trotting association
and the Norwegian horseowner`s union. He worked with horse
breeding and had quite a lot of horses in the stable. Besides
horses there were cows, pigs and hens on the farm. He also built
“Stabburet” (The storehouse on pillars). Johan Arvesen married
Inger Olea Foss in 1905. Arvesen died in l952, and his wife in
1956. They had two
Wilhelmine was born in 1906 and Inger Johanne in 1926.
Their first daughter, Hanna, married Simen
Simensen. They had no
children. He had his own transporting firm and his lorries
transported goods For “Nordisk Aluminiumsindustri” (aluminium
factory). Simen built a new henhouse in l959. He restored the main
building and, in 1965 he built rooms for the workers. Simen died
in l969. Hanna died in l981. Inger and Johan Arvesen`s second
daughter, Inger Johanne, married Alf Kjøll born in 1926, and they
have three children, Johan Kristian, Berit and Kari.
is today owned by their son, Johan Kristian, married to Gro
Finstad from Ås I Akershus.
They have three children, Martin, Peder and Hannah.
restored the henhouse in 1981 and built a pigsty in 1988.
Stabburet (the storehouse) was redecorated in 1994 to become a
shop and a dressmaker`s house for workers to live in.
total area of the farm is 1270 dekar = 127 acres. 185
dekar = 18,5 acres of cultivated land, and the rest consists of
forest and non productive areas, (stretching from NJA to Sollivann,
from there to Liglaneren down to the border of Sande and back to
Djupedalsmyr and NJA)
Farm produces brown eggs and piglets, grows corn and oilseed and
runs forestry of timber and firewood.
owners are members of: Norges Bondelag, Norges
Bygdekvinnelag, Felleskjøpet, Fjørfeavlslaget, Vestfold
Svineavlslag og Norsk Gardsmat.
The host and hostess welcome you.