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Kay Collins 2007
Court Estate Sale 1900
Northampton Mercury, 06 April 1900  - 03 August 1900 

CHEAP FREEHOLD POULTRY FARM or "Country House" BUILDING SITE FOR Area, 5 acres. Price, £75. One mile from on the Rushden Court Estate. Fronts a first-class road in pretty position and high ground.


Rushden Echo, 31st August 1900
Advert Advert
Some plots were 5 acres and kept as small-holdings. Agriculture became more mechanised and they could not compete. Plots were sub-divided in the 1950s to 1970s. Now most are about ¼ to ½ acre plots, or smaller.

1900 sale notice
This advert is dated 31st August 1900, when the first plots were sold, with another sale of remaining plots occurring sometime prior to WWI.
From a reconstructed plan for the second sale the un-numbered plots had already been sold, so the south side Avenue Road was divided first.

For sale by the Cavendish Land Co Ltd

All communications should be Addressed to-
Mr Burr, 67 High Street, Rushden
or to-
Messrs. Harman Bros., (The Company’s Surveyors), 25 Ironmonger Lane, Cheapside, London E.C.

A Waggonette for Rushden Court meets the train leaving St. Pancras at 9.5am daily,
calling at the Estate Office, 67, High Street, Rushden at 11am and 3pm, to convey
Applicants to View, to and from the Estate FREE OF CHARGE.

Plan & Particulars of the remaining Freehold
Residential or Farm Sites on the
Rushden Court Estate in the Parish of Rushden, Northamptonshire.

The original plan - now in delicate state
The original plan is in a very delicate state, undated, and was photographed behind glass. Below is a reconstructed plan.
The plan, is perhaps the only surviving copy as the owner tells us it was passed around to anyone who needed to check on boundaries, hence the delicate state of it today. It has been folded and unfolded many times, and is now framed to protect it from further decay.

Schedule of Prices
Lots
 
£
1
 
150
3
 
135
4 & 5
each
130
6 & 7
each
125
8 & 9
each
200
10 - 14
each
105
15
 
165
116
 
155
17 & 18
each
150
19
 
100
20
 
160
21 - 23
each
150
24
 
100
25 - 29
each
175
30
 
160
31-33
Bencroft Grange
1,625
37 & 38
each
100
39
 
95
40
 
85
41
 
80
42
 
70
43
 
60
46
Rushden Lodge
1,600
49
 
175
50 & 51
each
125
56 & 57
each
75
75 & 76
each
75
79
 
105

The Areas & Frontages of the various Lots
are set forth in the Schedule Below
Lot
Main Bedford Road Sites
Area
 
Bedford Road Lots
A
R
P
1
About 165 ft. frontage
6
3
0
3
Having 220 ft. frontage
6
3
0
4
Having 220 ft. frontage
6
2
20
5
Having 220 ft. frontage
6
2
0
6
Having 220 ft. frontage
6
1
20
7
Having 220 ft. frontage
6
1
0
8
A Valuable Corner Lot
6
0
20
9
A Valuable Corner Lot
6
0
0
10
Having 220 ft. frontage
6
0
0
11-13
Similar to the above lot - each
6
0
0
14
About 190 ft. frontage
6
0
0
15
About 320 ft. frontage
9
2
0
16
Having 200 ft. frontage
8
3
22
17
Having 200 ft. frontage
8
2
38
18
Having 200 ft. frontage
8
1
12
19
Valueable Meadow Land, frontage about 325 ft.
8
0
30
20
Valueable Meadow Land, frontage about 250 ft.
6
2
0
21
Valueable Meadow Land, frontage about 250 ft.
6
0
27
22
Valueable Meadow Land, frontage about 250 ft.
5
3
14
23
Valueable Meadow Land, frontage about 250 ft.
5
3
32
24
Capital Corner Plot
10
2
6
25
Having about 260 ft. frontage
8
3
0
26
Having about 260 ft. frontage
8
1
38
27
Having about 260 ft. frontage
8
1
21
28
Having about 325 ft. frontage
8
2
0
29
Having about 200 ft. frontage
8
0
14
30
About 300 ft. frontage
7
1
19
31-33
Bencroft Grange, House and Grounds
24
3
14
37
Valuable Meadow Land about 290 ft. frontage
3
2
9
38
Valuable Meadow Land about 220 ft. frontage
3
0
32
39
Valuable Meadow Land about 220 ft. frontage
2
3
24
40
Valuable Meadow Land about 220 ft. frontage
2
2
11
41
Valuable Meadow Land about 245 ft. frontage
2
1
36
42
Valuable Meadow Land about 245 ft. frontage
2
0
0
43
Valuable Meadow Land about 220 ft. frontage
1
1
23
 
Rushden Court Avenue
 
 
 
46
Rushden Lodge and Grounds
38
1
19
49
Frontage 210 ft. Grass 8a.1r.15p. Arable 4a.1r.37p.
12
3
12
50
Frontage 210 ft. Grass 5a.0r.20p. Arable 3a.3r.15p.
8
3
35
51
Frontage 210 ft. Grass 4a.3r.30p. Arable 4a.0r.16p.
9
0
6
56
Having 240 ft. frontage
6
0
10
57
Having 240 ft. frontage
6
0
10
75
Valuable Corner Lot
5
2
16
76
Having 230 ft. frontage
5
2
12
79
About 230 ft. frontage
7
3
0

Reconstructed plan of the plots for sale

The Estate is charmingly placed on the Main Road to Bedford, from which town it is nine miles in an elevated position 330 feet above sea level, 1½ miles from Rushden Town & Railway Station and 65 miles from London.

Sharnbrook Station on the Main Midland Railway Line is four miles distant, and Wellingboro’ which is easily reached by rail is within seven miles.

The Estate has extensive Frontages to Rushden Court Avenue and to the Newton Bromswold Road, as well as to the Bedford Road, so that every Lot fronts a well-made Parish Road and is available for immediate Building operations.
The Property if Freehold and Tithe Free.
All Timber is included in the Sale and there is no charge of any description for Valuations, but the Vendors reserve the right to remove any Growing Crops of Wheat, Barley or Oats when ripe.

The Vendors, the Cavendish Land Co. Ltd. will grant a Free Conveyance to each purchaser (not including Stamp Duty).
All communications should be Addressed to-
Mr Burr, 67 High Street, Rushden, Northamton
or to-
Messrs. Harman Bros., (The Company’s Surveyors), 25 Ironmonger Lane, Cheapside, London E.C.

Bencroft Grange

(Lots 31, 32 & 33 on plan)
Fronting the main road to Bedford, is a conveniently arranged Residence, containing
On the First Floor – Four good bedrooms and a dressing room, with large attic over.
On the Ground Floor – Drawing & Dining Rooms, with Commodious Kitchens, Brew House, Scullery & other Domestic Offices.
The Very Extensive Outbuildings
Are principally Stone-built & Slated, and comprise:
Coach House & Stable, Bullock Houses, Large Two-storied Granary, Blacksmith’s Shop, Chaff Houses, Commodious Stores & a Three-Roomed Cottage
The Gardens and Orchard are well stocked and with the Meadow in rear, cover an area of 24a. 3r. 14p.
The Residence and Buildings have recently been put into good order and are ready for immediate occupation.
Price Freehold £1,625.

Lot 46 on plan, comprises:
Two Cottage Residences Known as Rushden Lodge
Which, at a small outlay, can be converted into a comfortable Dwelling House, containing
Two Sitting Rooms, 4 or 5 Bedrooms, Kitchen &c.
The Commodious Outbuildings include
Barns, Coach Houses, Stables, Sheds, Granary, Cow Houses and other useful Buildings
The Kitchen Garden & Orchard are well stocked and the Park-like Meadow Land attached is prettily timbered.
The whole covers an area of 38a. 1r. 19p.

Price £1,600.



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