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Higham Park Farm Sale 1972

Farm and outbuildings
The Farm and Outbuildings

By Direction of W. S. Holt, Esq.
HIGHAM PARK FARM, RUSHDEN, Northamptonshire to be offered for sale
by
PUBLIC AUCTION at THE HIND HOTEL, WELLINGBOROUGH
on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7th 1972
at 3.00 p.m. prompt

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
Situation - Rushden is midway between Bedford and Kettering on the A6 and some five miles from Wellingborough to the west. Northampton is some fifteen miles away.

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.

Lot 1
The Freehold Property known as Higham Park Farm with Period Farmhouse and range of Farm Buildings, extending to some 351.781 acres or thereabouts, continuously farmed by the Holt family since 1914.

FARMHOUSE

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.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall.

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.

First Floor

4 Bedrooms      

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.

FARM  BUILDINGS

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".

LAND

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.

SCHEDULE
No. on Plan
Description
Area in Acres
1
Arable
13.206
2
Arable
3.978
3
Arable
18.715
4
Arable
4.873
5
Arable
3.815
6
Arable
4.687
7
Arable
24.896
8
Arable
37.681
9
Arable
37.083
10
Arable
20.879
Part 11
Arable
4.728
13
Arable
25.351
14
Arable
0.198
15
Arable
19.045
16
Arable
1.670
17
House, Farm and Buildings
4.594
18
Arable
6.281
19
Arable
0.614
20
Arable
21.892
21
Arable
18.903
22
Arable
44.031
Part 27
Arable
34.358
338d
Part House, Farm and Buildings
0.072
354
Arable
0.231
Total 351.781 acres

OUTGOINGS

A levy amounting to approximately £17-50 per annum is charged by the Greater Ouse River Board.

WAYLEAVES

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

1.  The property is sold subject to the Special Conditions following and also so far as they
are not inconsistent therewith to the Conditions known as The National Conditions of
Sale Eighteenth Edition a copy of which can be seen at any time prior to the Auction Sale
at the Offices of the Vendor's Solicitors or of the Auctioneers and the Purchasers shall be
taken to have bought with full knowledge thereof.
2. The prescribed rate of interest for the purposes of the said National Conditions of Sale
shall be 9 per cent.
3.  The sale is subject to a reserve price.
4.   A deposit of 10 per cent of the purchase price shall be paid upon the signing of the Contract
to the Auctioneers as Agents for the Vendors.
5.  

The date for completion of the purchase shall be the                      day of

and completion shall take place at the Offices of the Vendor's Solicitors who are Messrs. Parker, Groome & Co., of 32 High Street, Rushden, in the County of Northampton.

6. The Vendor sells and will convey as Beneficial Owner.
7. Vacant possession of the property shall be given upon completion.
8.  The property is sold subject to all matters appearing in the Particulars and  (whether
stated in the Particulars or not) to all outgoings easements and rights in the nature of
easements (if any) and to all covenants and restrictions affecting the same.
9. The title shall commence with a Conveyance on Sale dated the 28th. day of April 1941.
   The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of the provisions contained in certain
10. Wayleave Consents given by the Vendor in favour of the East Midlands Electricity Board
so far as the same effect the land hereby contracted to be sold.
11. The Vendor will reserve the right to store grain from the harvest on the premises for a period of six months and to hold a sale of live and dead farming stock by auction on the premises within a reasonable period after the date of completion.
12.   The property is sold subject to the exception and reservation of all mines quarries and
minerals whatsoever whether opened or unopened within and under the same together
with full powers of working the same contained in a Conveyance dated the 29th. day of
November 1963 and made between The Church Commissioners of the one part and the
Vendor of the other part.
13.  Field No. I is sold subject to the rights of Rushden U.D.C. in respect of the drain shown on
the plan.
14. Copies of the Wayleave Agreements and the Conveyance of the 29th. day of November
1963 may be inspected at the Offices of the Vendor's Solicitors or the Auctioneers and the
Purchaser shall be taken to have bought with full knowledge thereof.
15. The Purchaser shall not raise any requisition or objection on account of any variation of
less than   I  acre between the areas of fields specified in the documents of title and the
areas stated in the particulars of sale.
16. The property is believed to be and shall be taken as correctly described as to quantity and
otherwise and any errors omissions or mis-statements in the Particulars or Conditions of
Sale shall not entitle the Purchaser to rescind or to be discharged from this Contract nor
entitle the Purchaser to compensation or damages.
17. The sale is subject to all matters and things registered or capable of registration in the Local
Land Charges Registers or ascertainable upon enquiry from the appropriate authorities.

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.

Purchase money £
Deposit  £
Balance £

Misrepresentation Act

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—

1. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without
responsibility on the part of Wilson and Partners or the Vendor.
2. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be
relied on as statements or representations of fact.
3. Any intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise, as to the
correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars.
4. The Vendor does not make or give and neither Wilson and Partners nor any person in
their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty
whatever in relation to this property.

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