Higham Park Farm Sale 1972
By Direction of W. S. Holt, Esq.
Solicitors: Messrs. Parker Groome & Co., 32 High Street, Rushden, and at Wellingborough
WILSON & PARTNERS
Particulars of the property known as HIGHAM PARK FARM, RUSHDEN
Comprising some 350 acres of Arable Land with the superior partly 17th Century Farmhouse and range of Farm Buildings.
Remarks and Stipulations
Tenure The whole property is Freehold.
Timber All growing timber is included in the sale.
Sporting Rights All sporting rights are in hand, and included in the sale.
Tenant Right All tenant right is included in the sale. No additional payments will be required of the Purchaser. For tax purposes a division of the purchase price will be agreed between the parties prior to completion.
Fixtures and Fittings Fixtures and Fittings normally regarded as Landlord's fixtures are included in the sale; but any items usually regarded as Tenant's fixtures may be purchased at valuation if required.
Services Mains Water and Electricity are connected to the property. Drainage is to Septic Tanks.
Viewing The property may be viewed by appointment with the Auctioneers.
Reservations 1. The Vendor reserves the right to store and gain access to the 1972 Harvest or any part of it in the property for a period of not more than six months from the date of completion. 2. The Vendor reserves the right to hold a sale by Auction of the Farm Machinery and Implements on the premises, prior to completion if required.
Possession The whole property is offered with Vacant Possession as provided in the contract, subject to the reservations mentioned.
Planning Outline planning permission has been granted (RUS/70/226)
for a sports centre. Full particulars may be obtained from the Auctioneer's offices, the original out line consent will be available for inspection at the Auction Sale.
Most attractively situated at the northern end of the farm adjoining the moat of the former House. Built of stone and brickwork with a tiled roof and containing the following accommodation on two floors only.
Lounge Hall, 16' 10" x 17' 10".
Sitting Room, 23' 8" x 15' 8". Fireplace. TV point.
Lounge, 19' 0" x 15' 8". Stone fireplace. TV point.
Kitchen. Small kitchen with sink unit, Sadia water heater, fitted cupboards.
Rear Hall. Housemaid's Cupboard. Study, 12' 4" x 9' 8".
Domestic Utility Rooms formerly used for Dairy purposes now comprising 2 large storerooms and half-cellar.
Rear Entrance. Rear Staircase to two bedrooms (not used). Former private chapel (not used) over Storeroom.
No. 1 - 16' 8" x 15' 10" (reputed to have been used by King Charles II)
No. 2 - 14' 0" x 15' 10"
No. 3 - 13' 6" x 14' 4"
No. 4 - 9' 7" x 19' 0" (door to secondary staircase and bedrooms previously described)
Bathroom/W.C. Panelled Bath. Pedestal Handbasin. W.C. Suite.
Brick and stone built with corrugated asbestos roofed domestic outbuildings include Double Garage 15' 4" x 18' 0" and small single garage 13' 0" x 13' 0". Adjoining fuelstore and workshop.
Mains Water and Electricity are connected. Drainage is to septic tank. Ample power points throughout.
Range of stone and part brick built, with part slated and corrugated asbestos roofed buildings include Tool Store, Washroom (W.C., hot water from Sadia) and General Storeroom. Fronting No. I. Crew Yard: Loose Box, Store (providing access to loft), former Cowsheds (No. 1. 26' 3" x 16' 9" and No. 2. 55'6" x 14' 3").
Four bay crew shed of brick and corrugated asbestos. Three bay crew shed of timber and corrugated iron.
Fronting onto second crew yard, two stone and corrugated asbestos loose boxes and two stone and tile corrugated loose boxes, with adjoining range of five pen piggeries.
Stone and tiled barn 17' 7" x 102' 0" with concrete floor and adjoining two storey barn.
4 bay Dutch Barn 109' x 92' including six bin grain storage (5 at 25 tons, 1 at 40 tons) and oil fired drying unit (three tons per hour).
Brick and part timber and corrugated iron store. Fuel storage tank (1,000 gallons).
Brick and asbestos roofed implements shed 24' 3" x 24' 0".
The farm is almost totally arable, compactly situated with good access facilities and well watered and tile drained fields. Boundaries are defined on the attached plan and should be carefully noted. Access to all parts can be easily obtained without using public roadways.
A levy amounting to approximately £17-50 per annum is charged by the Greater Ouse River Board.
A wayleave is receivable from the East Midland Electricity Board.
NOTE In the event of the whole property being withdrawn, part will immediately be re-offered for sale only as indicated below, subject to similar remarks and stipulations.
Lots - Field Nos. I, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, part 21, part 27, 338a, 354 including Farmhouse and Farm Buildings, extending in all to some 193.018 acres or thereabouts.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF SALE
IT IS HEREBY AGREED that William Stanley Holt is the Vendor and that of is/are the Purchaser(s) of the property described in the before written Particulars at the price of subject to the Conditions of Sale before set out or referred to and the receipt of the deposit mentioned below is hereby acknowledged by the Vendor.
Dated the day of 1972.
AS WITNESS the hands of the parties or their agents.
These particulars are issued on the distinct understanding that all negotiations are conducted through Wilson and Partners. The property is offered subject to contract, and as still being available at the time of enquiry and no responsibility can be accepted for any loss or expenses incurred in viewing. Wilson and Partners for themselves and for the Vendors of this property whose Agents they are, give notice that