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Butlers Farm is a 157-acre farm built around 1800 that is currently the property of Moira Dingle.


Butlers Farm was originally the home of Wilf Butler who gave his name to the farm.

Butler's Farm Dec 2008

Butler's Farm 2008

Andy Sugden took over the tenancy of Butlers Farm with Katie Addyman in 2003. Andy continued to run the farm after he and Katie split up and his second wife Jo Stiles helped out. In late 2008, after Andy and Jo split up due to Andy's violence, Andy broke equipment to spend more time at the farm and with his daughter Sarah but he was found out. Jo sold all equipment and live stock and ran away in December 2008 so Andy took back the farm and tried to build it up again.

In July 2009 Andy was persuaded to give up the farm after his mental breakdown and John and Moira Barton took over the tenancy and moved in with their children Holly, Adam and Hannah. They rehired Andy and also hired Alex Moss a few years later. The Bartons bought the farm off of Home Farm Estate for a cut-price in 2011. After John's death in February 2012 Moira wanted to sell the farm and move on but Adam, Holly and Hannah persuaded her not to. A few months later Hannah and Holly left. In May 2013, Moira's boyfriend Cain Dingle moved in and in late 2013 John's brother James Barton also moved into Butlers with his three sons Pete, Ross and Finn Barton after they lost their own farm.

In late 2014 after Home Farm was repossessed Cain's ex Charity Dingle moved in with her son Noah Dingle. Then when Charity was sent to prison in early 2015, Moira and Cain took care of Noah until Charity was released in March 2016 and they both moved into the Woolpack. Moira's daughter, Holly then moved back in. In September 2016, Moira found Holly dead in her bed.

Butler's Farm from afar

After James' death in October 2016, his shares of the farm were passed to his sons Pete, Ross, Adam and Finn as well as his partner Emma. However, since Finn's and Emma's detahs in October 2017 and Adam going on the run. In January 2018, Pete and Ross has owned 8% each with Moira owning the other 84%. Also in 2018, Cain found an intruder in the building who turned out to be Hannah who was undergoing transition to Matty.

In March 2019 new farm hand Nate Robinson was hired with whom Moira started an affair later that year. Cain discovered the affair, along with the fact that Nate is his son from a previous relationship. Cain and Moira's marriage broke down following the affair, and he moved out with Kyle and Isaac.

In March 2020 as Moira was suffering financial issues and unable to afford to keep the farm running. In order to help out Rhona Goskirk having left her work at Emmerdale Veterinary Surgery, invested in the farm equally sharing the 84% that Moira owns.

Later in 2020, Cain and Moira reconciled and he moved back into Butlers Farm with the children.


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  • Exterior scenes at Butlers Farm are filmed at Brooklands Farm at Eccup Lane in Leeds.