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Northampton Mercury 29th September 1860, transcribed by Susan Manton
Rushden Lodge and Bencroft Grange

Valuable Estate
In the County of Northampton on the borders of Bedfordshire.

Messrs. Daniel Smith, Son and Oakley have received instructions to sell by auction at the Mart near the Bank of England, on Tuesday Oct. 23rd at Twelve.

A very valuable and desirable Estate known as Rushden Lodge and Bencroft Grange, situate in the parish of Rushden, about 11 miles form Bedford, 6½ miles from Wellingborough, 14 miles from Kettering and 15 from Northampton, about three miles from Irchester and Sharnbrook stations on the Leicester and Hitchen Railway. It comprises about 560 acres of superior corn and stock land all tithe free, lying in a ring fence, divided into large enclosures, the whole of which has been highly farmed by the proprietor for several years; also a good Farm House and Premises, a Bailiff’s House, Cottage and other farm premises. About 430 acres are freehold, and 130 Copyhold of the Manor of Rushden, subject to a fine certain. The property is intersected by the road from Bedford to Higham Ferrers, and is in a good hunting country, within reach of the Oakley, Pytchley and Lord Fitzwilliam’s hounds and within one and a half hour’s railway journey from London. It is surrounded by the estates of the Duke of Bedford and F.U. Sartoris, esq., which are strictly preserved and has been lately deeply underdrained in a very effectual manner, and is now in capital condition. The Estate is in the neighbourhood of good markets with good railway accommodation and good roads, and forms a very desirable occupation and safe investment. James Crowley, the bailiff, will show the Property.

Particulars, with plans, may be had of Messrs. Markham, Solicitors, Northampton; of Joseph Whitehouse, Esq. Solicitors, 48 Lincoln’s Inn Fields; of H.S. Turner Esq., 42 Jermyn Street S.W. and at the chief Inns in the neighbourhood; at the Mart: and of Messrs. Daniel Smith, Son and Oakley, 10 Waterloo Place, Pall Mall S.W.

Further particulars will appear in next week’s Paper and in Catalogues, which may be had of the Auctioneer, High Street Thrapston.

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