Northampton Mercury 04 February 1837
IMPORTANT LAND SALE.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
At the George Hotel, Northampton,
By Messrs. DUDLEY & SON,
On Tuesday the 21st day of February next, at Five o’clock in the afternoon, subject to the conditions to be then produced;
A MOST DESIRABLE & HIGHLY-IMPORTANT FREEHOLD PROPERTY,
SITUATE at HANSLOPE and CASTLETHORPE, in the county of Buckingham ; comprising several FARMS, with convenient RESIDENCES and AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS, and above
ONE THOUSAND ACRES OF LAND,
Tithe-free, and exonerated from Land-tax, in a good state of cultivation, and in the occupation of respectable tenants.
The estate is situate in a pleasant part of the county of Buckingham; is intersected by the London and Birmingham Railway; and in the immediate vicinity of the Grand Junction Canal ; within four miles of Stony Stratford, six of Newport Pagnell, 10 of Northampton, and 55 of London.
IT WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE IN LOTS:
Comprising a House and Farming Buildings, and several Pieces of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, in Hanslope, the occupation of Charles Crick, containing
Several Pieces of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, in Salcey Forest and Salcey Green, in Hanslope. in the occupation of Joseph Kitelee, Esq. and his under tenants, containing
Three several Farms, Hanslope, comprising convenient Farm Houses, and Agricultural Buildings, and several Closes or Pieces of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, in the several occupations of Elizabeth Adams, John Slade, and Dorothy Slade, containing together
A Farm, in Castlethorpe, comprising a Barn, and other Buildings, and several Closes or Pieces of Arable, Meadow, add Pasture Land, the occupation of William Nichols, containing together
The Tenants, who are under notice to quit at Old Lady next, will show-their respective premises. Descriptive particulars, with plans and 'conditions' of sale, may be had of the Auctioneers, at Winslow; at the George Hotel, Northampton or at the offices of Messrs. Willis, Lower, & Willis, 6, Tokenhouse-yard, London; W. B. Barwis, Esq. 1. New Boswell-court, London; E. A. Worley, Esq. Stony Stratford ; and Mr. Mason, Town Clerk, Lincoln, the Vendor's Solicitor, who will, upon application, give any other information which may be required,
Lincoln, Jan. 18th,
Northampton Mercury 18 March 1837
CASTLETHORPE, near STONY STRATFORD.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
By W. DAY,
On Thursday, 30th March, 1837,
The superior LIVE & DEAD FARMING STOCK,
The Property of Mr. WILLIAM NICHOLLS, who is leaving one of his Farms.
Particulars will appear, next week.
Northampton Mercury 25 March 1837
Valuable Flock of
300 LAMBING EWES & LEICESTER TEGS,
YOUNG CART HORSES,
Corn in Straw, Hay, and Clover.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
By W. DAY,
On Thursday, March the 30th, 1837, on the premises, the property of Mr. NICHOLS, of Castlethorpe (who is leaving one of his farms),
COMPRISING 100 prime Leicester ewes, with lambs & to lamb; 58 shearhogs, five capital tups, and 120 Leicester tegs five young cart horses and mares, one cob two store pigs, two narrow-wheel cart, one six-inch-wheel ditto, field roll, scuffler, five wheel & seed ploughs sheep cribs, four new hand-gates, turnip cutter, horse hoe, corn drill, five sets of cart horse harness, 20 dozen of hurdles, wheelbarrow, ladders, six, one-and-a-half hogshead casks, a quantity of ash poles, two hovels of wheat, about 60 loads; part of a hovel of capital beans; rick of hay, and part of a rick of clover, to be taken off.
The company is requested to meet at the Field Barn, at Eleven o’clock, when the sale will commence, with the sheep.
Barns and yard will provided for spending the straw.
Catalogues will be prepared.
Northampton Mercury 03 June 1837
Persons desirous of CONTRACTING for the ERECTION a FARM HOUSE on the Estate of the Corporation of Lincoln, at Castlethorpe, near Stony Stratford, may inspect the Plans and Specifications the same applying to Mr. Grimes, the Tenant, at Castlethorpe, at any time previous to Wednesday, June 14th next, before which day the Tenders are to be delivered or sent Mr. Grimes. Castlethorpe, May 30, 1837.
Northampton Mercury 17 August 1861
TWO DOUBLE COTTAGE HOUSES.
TO BE LET, BY TENDER,
THE BUILDING of TWO DOUBLE COTTAGES on Farm, at Castlethorpe, Bucks, the occupation of Mr. Wm. Grimes.
The plans and specifications may be seen applying to Mr. Wm. Grimes aforesaid, and sent to on or before, the 26th of this month.
Northampton Mercury 14 April 1871
TO TIMBER MERCHANTS, WHEELWRIGHTS AND OTHERS
CASTLETHORPE. near Stony Stratford.
TO SELL BY AUCTION,
On Tuesday, January 17th, 1871,
ASH and 12 ELM TREES, standing blazed and numbered on the Farm occupied by Mr. Grimes, of CASTLETHORPE
Catalogues will be in circulation one week prior to the Sale. The Lots may be viewed on application on the Premises.
The Company requested to meet the Auctioneer at "The Carrington Arms Inn," Castlethorpe, at Two o'clock.
Northampton Mercury 03 January 1885
HANSLOPE and CASTLETHORPE
TO BE LET, on tenancies from year to year, from 6th April, 1885, the following very desirable Farms:-
The LINCOLN LODGE FARM, situate at Hanslope, containing 282 a. 3r. 7p.of which 140a 3r. 7p are Arable, 72a Pasture, and 70a. Meadow, as the same farm is now in the occupation of the Executors of the late Mr. George Checkley.
Also at CASTLETHORPE, LODGE FARM, situate - Castlethorpe. containing 231a. 0r. 15p., which about 166a. 2r. 38p. are Arable, 51a. 1r. 17p Pasture, and 13 acres Meadow, the same is now the occupation of Mr. William Grimes.
For further particulars, apply to Mr. F. Bartholomew Waddington, near Lincoln, Agent of the Corporation at Lincoln, who are the owners of the property ; or J. TWEED, Town Clerk, Lincoln. Guildhall, Lincoln 29th December, 1884.
Northampton Mercury 07 March 1885
CASTLETHORPE, equi-distant from Castlethorpe and Wolverton Stations, on the London and Northwestern Railway.
Mr. GEO. WIGLEY
Is favoured with instructions from Mr. WILLIAM GRIMES, who is giving the occupation of the Farm at Old Lady Day next,
TO SELL BY AUCTION,
On Monday, March 30th, 1885,
THE whole of the highly-valuable Live and Dead
FARMING STOCK and Effects.
Further particulars will duly appear.
Northampton Mercury 21 March 1885
LOWER LODGE FARM, CASTLETHORPE, one and a half miles from Castlethorpe and Wolverton Stations, on the London and North, Western railway. Five miles from Newport Pagnell, and eleven miles from Northampton.
A VALUABLE FLOCK OF
200 Half-bred and Lincoln SHEEP, comprising 102 very fresh tegs, 95 double and single couples and in-lamb Ewes, three Tups ; head of well-bred shorthorn CATTLE, comprising four prime fat Steers, one fat Cow, 10 dairy Cows and Heifers,10 very fresh 2½-year-old Heifers Steers, four yearling Heifers, two nine-mouths ditto, four weaning Calves, and three-year-old shorthorn pedigree Bull ; nine valuable working cart HORSES, two two-year-old cart Fillies, bay nag Horse, rising four, Rowsham ; a well-bred Pony ;50 head POULTRY; 780 fleeces of WOOL; a seven-horse-power portable Steam ENGINE, Hornsby ; six-horse-power ditto, ; Steam THRASHING MACHINE (all in good condition); Hay and Straw ELEVATOR, by Roberts; a large collection of Agricultural IMPLEMENTS, comprising four wagons, six carts, iron water cart,, Coleman and Morton; three reaping and mowing machines, haymaker, 14-coulter drill Ho.asby : three iron laud rolls, two capital circular iron corn staddles, nine iron ploughs, two bouting ditto, eight iron cultivators, four sets of …. harrows, four horse rakes; three gristmills and linseed crushers for hand, horse, and steam power ; three chaff-cutting machines, four turnip cutters and pulpers, Bobey’s corn screen, two winnowing machines, turnip and mangold drills, clover, barrows, 12 sets of harness, cow cribs, sheep troughs, sheep racks, 30dozen new fold hurdles, five dozen gate hurdles, ladders, and a large variety other implements, dairy vessels, ale casks, four-wheel pony phaeton, dog cart, pony gig, and effects ;
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
By Mr GEO. WIGLEY
ON MONDAY, MARCH 30TH, 1885, ON THE PREMISES, LOWER LODGE FARM, CASTLETHORPE by direction of Mr. WILLIAM GRIMES, who is relinquishing the occupation of the Farm at Old Lady Day next,
The whole of the Stock can be recommended; the SHEEP are in excellent condition ; the Cattle are particularly well-bred and very fresh, and the Horses lonest and good workers. The Implements include a variety, and are by the best makers.
Luncheon by ticket, 2s each, to be returned to purchasers of £2 and upwards.
The Sale will commence with the Implements at Eleven o’clock.
Catalogues may had at the Inns the district, and Mr. Geo. Wigley, Auctioneer and Land Agent. Winslow and Fenny Stratford.
Northampton Mercury 01 April 1892
GRIMES. March 6th at Conisborough, Yorkshire, in his 81st year, William Grimes, formerly of Castlethorpe, Buckinghamshire. Friends will please accept this, the only intimation.
Northampton Mercury 09 February 1923
William Hidderley, Castlethorpe v, Sarah Baker, Castlethorpe. Claim for possession of cottage and premises known as Lodge Cottage, Castlethorpe.
Mr. H. Musk Beattie appeared for applicant, and handed in an agricultural certificate. He stated that Mrs. Baker was the widow of a former tenant of the cottage. Some time after the death of her first husband, who was tenant of the former landlord, she married again, but her husband was not recognised as tenant of the property. She was allowed to live in it in respect services rendered to the present landlord.
Applicant proved service of notice to quit, and also stated that alternative accommodation was available, a cottage owned the employer of defendant's husband having now been empty for six months.
Defendant .said h been after nine houses, and she would leave her present place soon as possible. The empty house, she was informed, was promised.
His Honour made an order for possession in 28 days.
Northampton Mercury 02 November 1923
Eric Reginald Parker (18), farm labourer. 16, North-street, New Bradwell, was summoned for stealing, between 25th September and 6th October, at Castlethorpe, a raincoat, value 10s., the property of his employer, William Hidderley, Lower Lodge Farm, Castlethorpe.
Prosecutor gave evidence of missing the coat, which P.C. Barnett recovered from defendant’s house. In a statement to P.C. Barnett, defendant admitted taking the coat from the farm, and he had told his mother his master gave it to him.
Defendant elected summary jurisdiction and pleaded guilty.
Supt. Callaway related that in February last year defendant was bound over to good behaviour for two years. He applied for fortnight’s remand for consideration whether the lad should be committed to a Borstal Institution.
He was remanded in custody for a fortnight.
Northampton Mercury 20 February 1925
STONY STRATFORD SESSIONS.
STOLEN FIR TREE
William Hidderley, farmer, Castlethorpe, was summoned for stealing a fir tree, the property the L.M.S. Railway, value 15s., at Castlethorpe, on Monday, December 15th. Defendant pleaded guilty.
Mr. E, P. Humphrey, Euston, who prosecuted, stated that one of the company's detectives, accompanied a member the county police, visited defendant ; questioned him about cutting down and taking away a fir tree from off the company’s property. Defendant said he took it without thought and did not think any harm was being done. He wanted a re-less pole, and a man advised him to go to the Sandy Hole for one. The fir tree he cut was too big so he cut it up for fence posts. Mr. Humphreys added that on the man’s own admission, he could well afford to buy a pole. Fined £2 and 15s. Costs.
Northampton Mercury 21 February 1936
MARCH 24. - At CASTLETHORPE. The LIVE and DEAD FARMING STOCK, by order of Mr, ,W. Hidderley (who is leaving).
Northampton Mercury 13 March 1936
THE LODGE FARM.
Within 2 miles of Wolverton Station,
L.M. and S. Railway.
DISPERSAL SALE OF
87 HEAD of GRAND CATTLE,
Viz.: Dairy Cows in-milk and in-calf. Fat Cow, 4 Fresh Barren Cows, 21 Down Calving and in-calf Cows and Heifers, 26 2-years-old Fresh Home-bred Hereford- Cross Steers and Heifers (Outliers), 27 1½-2-years-old Home-bred Hereford-Cross Steers (Outliers). Red Dairy Shorthorn Bull, 2½-years-old. 77 SHEEP: 70 Border Leicester and Kerry Hill Ewes with their Lambs, 6 Grass Tegs, Suffolk Shearling Ram.
A Large Assortment of
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS AND
Thiller, Trace and G.O. Tackle.
MERRY, SONS and CO., LTD.,
Have been favoured with instructions from Mr, W. Hidderley (who is leaving)
TO SELL THE ABOVE VALUABLE LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK,
On TUESDAY, MARCH 24th, 1936.
N.B. The Auctioneers wish to call special attention of Buyers to this Important Sale.
The Hereford-Cross Store Cattle are a Grand Lot, Home-bred. Fresh and Outliers, well worthy of inspection.
The Dairy Stock are mostly in-calf, a Pedigree Bull having always been kept. The Cross-Bred Ewes are healthy, and the Lambs strong. The Horses are active and good workers. The Implements are good and by well-known Makers.
The Sale will commence with the Implements at 11 o’clock prompt.
Luncheon will be provided by Mr. C. W. Wakelin, The Crown, Hardingstone, at 2s. 6d. per head, returnable to purchasers £5 and upwards.
Catalogues may be obtained from the Auctioneers, 9, Fish-street, Northampton, Phone No. 136; and at Daventry, Wellingborough and Rushden.
Northampton Mercury 27 March 1936
On instructions from Mr. W. Hidderley, Messrs. Merry, Sons and Co. held a successful sale of cattle, sheep, horses, pigs and agricultural implements and machines. The auctioneers were Messrs. T. N. and J. B. Merry. The sale was on Tuesday at the Lodge Farm, Castlethorpe. Three galvanised pig troughs realised £2 7s. 6d., a galvanised sheep dipping bath £2, galvanised sheep rack on wheels £3 15s., platform weighing machine and weights £2 7s. 6d., 5 h.p. petrol engine £2 7s. 6d., a 5 h.p. petrol engine on wheels £9, a root pulper and cleaner £2 10s., a grist mill £11 15s., pig weigher £7 5s., an iron saw bench £4 15s., single furrow plough £2 10s., a one-way balance plough £3 2s. 6d., a 15-row disc drill £13, a mangold and turnip drill £2 16s., a set of three-horse harrows £2 2s. 6d., a set of two-horse harrows £2 5s., a set of tractor drag harrows £6, a Cambridge roll £9 10s., two-cylinder flat roll £6 2s. 6d., an iron horse rake £10 5s., a combined swath and side delivery rake £13 6s., a hay loader £13, a 6ft. binder £4, a mowing machine £5 10s., a broad wheel trolley, £10 10s., an iron arm Scotch cart and gearing £14, a 28ft. elevator £22. a portable steam engine £7, cross-bred Border Leicester and Kerry Hid ewes and lambs up to 70s., grass tegs 38s. 6d. each, a shearling Suffolk ram 43s., dairy cows up to £25 10s., red dairy shorthorn bull £16 10s., home-bred Hereford cross heifers up to £18 2s. 6d., steers up to £19 7s. 6d., bay cart mare (five years) 18gns., bay cart mares (aged) 24gns. each, brown gelding (six years) 9gns., brown mare (six years) 9gns., brown float pony (aged) 11½gns., sow and 11 pigs £10 15s. the lot, sow and nine pigs £12 7s. 6d sow with litter £9 5s., in-pig sow £7, set of cob harness £1 17s. 6d., endless milk cooler and iron stand £5 2s. 6d.
Northampton Mercury 24 May 1935
By direction Mr. R. J. Mayes.
THE ACCOMMODATION HOLDING
known "Leamington Farm,"
Situate in the Parish of Hanslope and Castlethorpe, and comprising area about 44 Acres, mainly grass; together with the House and Farm Buildings, as now in the occupation of the Owner, Mr. R. J. Mayes. [the farm did not sell at the auction]. see Leamington
Reginald James Mayes moved to Lower Lodge Farm after Mr. Hidderley left.
Tom Mayes son of Reginald James Mayes - School photograph c.1926
(this image was taken when Tom was living at Leamington Cottage)
Tom took over the Lower Lodge farm from his father Reginald James Mayes
Northampton Mercury 06 February 1942
Thomas Reginald Mayes, farmer, Castlethorpe. £1, and for not having a current driving licence, 10s.
Northampton Mercury 27 November 1942
BENEFIT OF DOUBT
Ellen Cook, married, Lower Lodge Farm Cottages, Castlethorpe, pleaded not guilty to stealing a pullet, value £1. the property of Jack Sawbrldge. She said she picked it up on the King’s highway.” May Jarman, The Retreat, Castlethorpe, said she helped Mrs. Cook to get the pullet out of her front garden.
Cook denied she told Mrs. Jarman she had bought it.
PC. Keen said that when he told her he suspected her of stealing the fowl she replied: “I picked it up as I felt sorry for it. I thought it was lost."
The Chairman said they would give defendant the benefit of the doubt and dismissed the case. The pullet was restored to Mr. Sawbridge.
Northampton Mercury 26 March 1943
ALL-WOMEN’S BRAINS TRUST
AND ALL ARE FARMERS
Buckinghamshire is to have the distinction of promoting the first all-women’s brains trust in the country. This is to be held in the assembly room of an Aylesbury hostelry in April.
The question-master and members of the trust will all be practical women farmers, and will be of special interest to North Bucks., as one of the members will be Mrs. R. J. Mayes, of Lodge Farm, Castlethorpe, who secretary of one of the parish machinery pools.
Other members include Miss Peggy Busby and Miss Doris Kimber, both of whom come from farming families well-known in the county, and have had a great deal of experience with the organisation of the Women’s Land Army. The question-master will be Miss Joyce Rowley, farm manager of Mayerthorne Manor Farm House School.
Northampton Mercury 04 March 1949
With Modern Machinery using D.N.O.C. and Hormone Liquid Selective Weed Killers to control a wide range of weeds, including Poppy, Charlock, Fat-Hen, Cleavers (Eriff), Mayweed, and many others. Prices from £2 to £3 per acre. For further particulars, apply: Messrs. R. J. Mayes. Lodge Farm, Castlethorpe. Please let know your particular problem.
Northampton Mercury 25 January 1952
BIRTHS: MAYES.On Jan. 19, to Barbara (nee Turney), wife of Tom Mayes, Castlethorpe. Bucks.a brother for Janet (Robert Thomas).
Northampton Mercury 29 August 1952
TWO FARM FIRES
Six tons of stacked wheat and quantities of baled straw were involved in a fire at Mayes Farm, Castlethorpe, on Wednesday. The fire was in a field bordering the railway line. Firemen from Stony Stratford and Newport Pagnell were called to a blazing field of stubble at Hungate End Farm, Hanslope yesterday. The outbreak was dealt with quickly. The farm is owned by Mr. G. A. Hillman.
Northampton Mercury 04 September 1953
MOST MODERN DEEP FREEZE LOCKER
STORE AND COLD STORAGE
Will be opened shortly at
56, GUILDHALL ROAD, NORTHAMPTON
(Late Lants Mineral Water Factory, which has been removed to larger premises at St. James’s Mill).
6 cu. Ft. Lockers will be available for all Householders. Short or Long Term Bulk Storage at 32-34° F. and Deep Freeze Storage at 0° F. temperature for Trades, men, Farmers, etc., available.
YORK REFRIGERATION will be installed by Automatic Electrical Refrigerators, Ltd., of Ampthill, Beds.
All enquiries to be addressed to: T. R. MAYES (Castlethorpe), 56, GUILDHALL ROAD, NORTHAMPTON.
Northampton Mercury 18 December 1953
NORTHAMPTON now possesses what is claimed to the most up-to-date deep-freeze and cold storage plant in the British Isles.
This plant, which stands in Guildhall-road opposite the old St. John-street station, is the “brainchild” of Mr. T. R. Mayes, of Lodge Farm, Castlethorpe, who is the managing director.
On Monday, members of Northampton Master Butchers’ Association looked over the £20,000 plant. Designed to cater for butchers, farmers and market gardeners requiring bulk storage, and for family needs, there is room at present for 100 tons of stored products. When the plant is completed will house 300 tons.
Northampton Mercury 26 February 1954
INQUEST ON WAR-WOUNDED MAN
For ten years Peter Edward Heaver suffered from the effects of a war wound. Last Sunday he took an overdose of phenobarbitone and died in Northampton General Hospital.
At the inquest on Wednesday on Heaver (28) of Lower Lodge Farm Cottages, Castlethorpe, the Northampton Borough Coroner (Mr. T. Faulkner Gammage), recorded a verdict of suicide while the balance of the mind was disturbed.
Heaver’s 20 - years - old wife, Brenda Mary Heaver, said he was shot in the head while serving with the East Surrey Regiment in Italy. It had resulted in his left arm and foot becoming paralysed and he suffered from pains in the head and epileptic fits.
Last Sunday her husband appeared to be asleep in the chair. She could not wake him, so she called a doctor and he was taken to Northampton General Hospital. He took phenobarbitone tablets to relieve his pain and she found that more than 130 of them were missing. She did not see him take more that his usual dose.
Dr. R. M. Heggie, director pathology at Northampton General Hospital, said it was one of the largest overdoses he had ever encountered.