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Rectory Farm

The Northampton Mercury, September 28th 1861, transcribed by Susan Manton

Rectory Farm, Rushden.

Valuable Cart Horses and Mares.

Farming Implements Etc.

The property of Mr. Joseph Gross, who is leaving the Farm,

To be Sold by Auction,

By Messrs. Pendered & Son on Tuesday Oct 1st 1861

Consisting of two good cart mares and foals, two good cart horses, from 4 to 6 years old; one 6 year old carriage horse, four useful aged horses, one useful cob to ride or drive; an iron arm wagon, nearly new; four carts, three sets of iron harrows, other harrows, two iron ploughs, several wood ploughs, scuffler, chaff machine (by Williams) quantity of hurdles, several sets of good horse harness, quantity of wood, faggots and a variety of other effects.

The company is respectfully requested to meet at the Farm Premises at two o’clock to proceed to Sale.

Rushden Echo, 30th October 1908, transcribed by Kay Collins

Small Holdings at Rushden

Yesterday, at the meeting of the Northants County Council, the Small Holdings Committee reported that they had applied to the Board of Agriculture for consent to a scheme for the acquisition by the County Council on a lease for a term of 14 years of the glebe land known as the Rectory Farm, with house and buildings thereon, in the parish of Rushden, containing 264 acres, at an annual rent of £264, and for the sub-letting of the same on lease for a like term to the Rushden Small Holdings Association Limited, at an annual rental of £283 16s. The Committee understood that before giving their approval to the scheme the Board of Agriculture would hold an enquiry at an early date in November.

The County Council concurred.

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