12½ miles from Bedford
With Possession of Nearly the Whole at Michaelmas 1917
Particulars, Plans and Conditions of Sale of the Valuable
Freehold Agricultural Property
Known as The Yelden Estate
Situated in the Parish of Yelden, Bedfordshire, with the exception of
Total Area of 1,129a. 3r. 26p.
Yelden Farm of about 1,117 Acres
Together with a Good Small House and Nine Cottages
Also a Small Holding and Nine Additional Cottages.
Messrs. Daniel Smith, Oakley & Garrard
Will Offer for Sale by Auction, in ONE LOT,
at The Mart, Tokenhouse Yard, E.C. 2
on Tuesday, the 17th day of July 1917 at Two o'clock precisely.
Particulars may be obtained from
Notes and General Remarks
The Property is of Freehold Tenure (except a small piece believed to be Pt. No. 111, containing 360 square yards, which is customary Freehold, subject to a quit rent of 1s. 6d. per annum, which however has not been demanded for many years past). The Vendor will convey such rights as he has in the strips and roadside wastes coloured Blue on the Plans.
Right of Way, etc.
Plans and Areas.
The Valuable Freehold Agricultural Property Known As
The Yelden Estate
Situated entirely in the Parish of Yelden, Bedfordshire, except one field in the Parish of Newton Bromswold, Northamptonshire. Within about 3i miles of HICHAM FERRERS Station (Mid. Rly.), about 6 miles from SHARNBROOK Station and 5 miles from three other Stations on the Midland and L. & N.W. Railways, also within easy reach by road of KIMBOLTON (about 6 miles), WELLINGBOROUGH (9 miles), THRAPSTON (9 miles), BEDFORD (12½ miles), KETTERING (12 miles), and NORTHAMPTON (19 miles).
The Estate comprises a Total Area of 1129a. 3r. 26 p.
Divided as Follows:
Extending to About
and including Sound Corn and Grass Land
With Possession at Michaelmas, 1917, and including
Three Excellent Homesteads
Top, Middle & Bottom Farms, with Good Small House and Nine Cottages
(Numbered 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 & 19 on the Plans)
which are substantial and in good repair, are ample and commodious, and being almost entirely brick-built with slated or tiled roofs; the cost of their upkeep is moderate.
are well enclosed and warm, and the whole conveniently planned and arranged, and have good water supply.
The following is a detailed description of the Buildings:
The House, which is brick-built with slated roof and conveniently placed in relation to the Farm Buildings, contains: 3 attics on the 2nd Floor; 5 Bedrooms with linen cupboard, fitted Bath Room and W.C., on the 1st Floor; Dining and Drawing Rooms, Dairy, Back Hall, Beer Cellar, Kitchen and Scullery on the Ground Floor; and external W.C. Close by is a range of Brewhouse, with copper, coal and wood barns.
The Farm Buildings comprise:-
A range of brick-built and slated Granary with Mill House, with capital Implement and Cart Bays (6 bays) below.
Opposite the above is the brick-built and tiled block of buildings, consisting of 3-stall Nag Stable and Coach House. Cart Horse Stable (standing IB horses) with chaff bay in centre, and chaff house at end, divided from the Engine Room by a partition.
Close to the Engine Room there is a lean-to timber and galvanized iron Milk Cooling shed with cement floor.
A range of 6 Cow Houses under one roof, brick-built and slated, with paved floors with surface drainage and hay racks, standing for 24 cows.
Two timber and galvanized iron Cow Sheds, near last with paved floor, standing for 8 cows.
A useful 3-bay and box Foal Hovel, with enclosed yard (Ord. No. 75) timber built with thatched roof.
The House (brick and slated) here has been altered and adapted into 2 good cottages with the usual wood barns, and earth closets.
The Farm Buildings consist of:
A 4-bay brick and slated cattle shed, a range of good piggeries ; brick and tile, and a 4-bay open timber and tiled cattle shed at end of inner yard.
The House (brick, stud and thatch) here has also been adapted into two good cottages with the usual wood and coal sheds, and closets.
The Farm Buildings consist of:
A 6-bay brick and tile wagon and cart shed next road.
Kits Yard (opposite Top Farm) comprising:
A range of 6-bay cattle shed, brick and tile, with bull (or loose) box at end, and a useful timber and galvanized iron barn, the whole enclosing and forming a compact small detached yard.
The House, which is brick, stucco and tiled, has been adapted for Two Cottages, with the usual wood and coal barns, and closets.
The Buildings which together with the enclosing brick and stone walls form a small detached and handy yard, consist of an 8-bay cattle shed with iron roof, with iron hurdle enclosed rick yard adjoining.
There are in Addition
Three Good Cottages
in Church Lane (two being modern brick and slate built, and one brick and stucco, with thatched roof) included in the lease of the Farm, making nine in all.
As will be seen from the Schedule consists of roughly one-half arable and one-half pasture and down land.
It has been well farmed and is in good heart and condition and well drained.
The Arable Land is chiefly good strong soil and well suited for growing corn. There is some excellent pasture, and the down land affords healthy grazing for sheep and stock.
A Small Holding
Known as Twelvetrees Farm
Embracing 7a. 2r. 9p. of Grass Land with House and Buildings.
The House (No. 14 on enlarged Plan)
Brick, stud and stucco built, with slated and tiled roof, has the following accommodation :3 Bedrooms on First Floor; with Living Room, Kitchen, Dairy, Scullery with loft over, and Coal House on the Ground Floor. Well water. Pit closet.
The Buildings, which are handily situated close to the house, consist of a 4-stall horse stable with lean-to chaff place, timber and clay lump built with iron roof on thatch.
The whole forming a compact small Holding
And fully described in the following
The Nine Cottages, other than those let with the Farm, are set forth in the following Schedule:
These Cottages, most of which have their own Well Water and good Gardens, are let on monthly tenancies, and occupy a total area of about (including the site of the three mentioned below) 2a. Or. 25p.
There is a group of Three old Cottages behind Kits Yard, area ∙191, which the Vendor condemned as being too damp for habitation, the materials, however, are mostly all re-usable.
On Ordnance No. 147 there is a Rifle Range, which is separately let on a yearly Ladyday tenancy, at a rent of £15 per annum, the area being included in Yelden Farm.
Old Brick Yard
The old Brick Works and Yard are in hand, and include an area of 8a. 1r. 19p.