Rackleys has a rich history. With most of modern Cadmore End, it was originally part of the Norman manor of Fingest. The first known owner was Sir Edward Unton; a staunch Puritan and also a spy in the court of Elizabeth I. In 1591, Thomas Tipping bought the land, and kept it in his family for 200 years. The Tipping’s also built the farm in the early 1700s, and the name Rackleys honours our first tenant farmer.