(Coloured Green on Plan No. 1)
IN THE PARISH OF HAVERSHAM
317 acres, 0 roods, 31 poles
in a ring fence, just west of the village of Haversham, with the fine old Church adjoining the Grounds.
2 miles from Wolverton Station, L. & N.W. main line, 4 miles from Stony Stratford, on the Watling Street main road from London to Birmingham, and within easy distance of the important towns of Northampton and Bedford, 52 miles from London (1 hour by rail).
IT FORMS ONE OF THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL AND PRODUCTIVE
RESIDENTUAL ESTATES IN ENGLAND
The fine old Manor House is a Country
Residence of Distinction
built of stone with a tiled roof, which the course of years has toned down in a manner impossible to reproduce.
IT IS CHARMINGLY SEATED with its gardens amid park-like pastures and an avenue of fine old trees. The present approach is by a shrubbery drive which passes the Church.
The entrance leads to A SPACIOUS SQUARE STONED-FLAGGED HALL with panelled Oak mantelpiece, enclosing an ormolu mounted grate set in the open hearth.
lead from the Hall, and include A WELL-PROPORTIONED DINING ROOM lighted
by 3 windows, one of which is set in an alcove, and this room is also fitted with a marble mantelpiece and recessed cupboards.
Is a HANDSOME, LOFTY AND WELL-LIGHTED APARTMENT with charming
views over the lawns to the front Avenue, and also contains a marble mantelpiece with yellow tiled surround.
THE PRINCIPAL STAIRCASE rises from the Hall to the first floor corridor, off which are the following rooms:-
with fine old Tudor stone mantelpiece, hearth and curb, and a quaint bay window.
5 Well-proportioned Bedrooms
one of which is especially spacious, having the same dimensions as the Drawing Room, and another has a dressing room attached. BATHROOM (hot and cold water), W.C. and Tank Room.
On the Top Floor are 2 MAID SERVANTS’ DORMITORIES AND STORE-ROOM
A SECONDARY STAIRCASE passes from the first floor to the Ground Floor.
The Domestic Apartments.
comprise a Kitchen, Larder, Servants’ Hall, Butler’s Pantry, Manservant’s Bedroom, with all necessary fittings, and beneath is a cellar.
An expensive Electric Light Plant is installed and also the Trunk Telephone.
The Quaint Old-world Manorial Dignity of this Place is emphasized
by the Inexpensive but Delightful Gardens
which are all in perfect keeping. At the side of the House there is a TASTEFULLY ARRANGED ROSE GARDEN with a raised herbaceous border under the fine old
wall which protects the grounds from the North.
In front of the House are the trim Lawns overlooking park-like pastures with a small ornamental pond, and a unique old stone built and tiled Dovecote, dated 1665. Sheltered by shrubs and trees is A PRODUCTIVE KITCHEN GARDEN (there is also
an additional Kitchen Garden).
Near by is the site of Haversham Castle, and remains of the ancient moat.
Which surround the Stable yard at the rear of the House include: A Motor House for two cars. Stabling for eight with loft over, and two additional loose boxes constructed of wood. Saddle Room. Engine House and accumulator room. A range of buildings comprising wood and coal stores, potting sheds, fruit store, etc.
Are MAINLY STONE BUILT and SLATED and include Two Large Barns. Cart Horse Stable for seven with loft and yard with 4-bay shed. Loose Box. A Cattle Yard with 7-bay shed. A Cattle Yard with 5-bay shed. A Cattle Yard with 9-bay shed converted to calf houses. Range of Cow Sheds to tie about twelve. A 6-bay open Shed. Long implement Shed, Rickyard, etc., and other accommodation.
In a sheltered position in Field No. 164 is a SECONDARY SET OF BUILDINGS comprising 2 Open Yards, capable of accommodating 30 cattle, and a wood and slated Implement Shed.
In Field No. 117 is another 7-bay open hovel and yard.
can safely be described as SOME OF THE MOST PRODUCTIVE IN ENGLAND.
The more elevated pastures are strong feeding land, capable in a good season of feeding off two lots of cattle and sheep, and the meadow land cuts enormous crops of hay. The Arable is in good heart and in addition to being easy working is wonderfully productive.
Large amounts have recently been spent on bringing the Residence and Farm into first-class order. The Land is now in a condition to show a large return.
INCLUDED WITH THE ESTATE are
Five Workman’s Cottages and Gardens in the Village
Now in the occupation of Messrs. H. Smith, Green, Cave and Olderman.
The Cottages are built of stone, slated or tiled with outside lodges. They are conveniently placed to the Residence and Farm for the occupation of employees.
A brick and slated E.C. on one cottage belongs to Mr. J. Baugh and right of footway is also reserved to Mr. Baugh.