Hall Farm, Little Linford

Particulars of


known as



Newport Pagnell 2 miles. Ml junction No.14 4 miles. Wolverton main line station 3 miles. Central London about 1J hours by rail or car.

A most valuable feature of this property is the manner in which it has been adapted to modern and Economic Arable Farming; this enables extreme simplicity of labour, management and maintenance, whilst the pleasures of residence are enjoyed.

Attention is also drawn that the property is offered Free of additional payment for Tenant Right or Fixtures, this despite the valuable equipment noted in these particulars and the standard of husbandry which inspection will evidence.

PERIOD FARMHOUSE including 4 Reception Rooms, Domestic Offices, 5 Bedrooms. Two bathrooms, full oil central heating.

COTTAGE, semi-detached and subject to occupancy.

BARN SUITABLE FOR CONVERSION TO COTTAGE (subject to planning consent)

approx. 451 acres

Which will be offered, Freehold with Vacant Possession (the cottage excepted) as a whole or in 4 Lots

By Messrs.



for Sale by Auction (unless previously sold),

TUESDAY, 22nd JUNE, 1976 at

3 p.m. at



(In the event of discrepancy between these general remarks and the special conditions of sale the latter shall prevail).


The property is situated in unspoilt rural countryside just north of Newport Pagnell. From the A422 in the western approach to Newport Pagnell take 'Little Linford Lane'. Follow this to a T junction, whereupon the farmhouse lies on the right. Or from the Northampton Road to Newport Pagnell, turn right at Gayhurst and the farm is \\ miles on the left.


The property may be inspected at all reasonable times by appointment with the Auctioneers or with Mr. Michael Fountaine (Tel: North Crawley 223 shortly to be changed to Newport Pagnell 612444).


The property is Freehold and Vacant Possession of all except the cottage will be given on completion. TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING

Little Linford lies beyond the Northern Boundary of Newport Pagnell and the designated area of Milton Keynes, protected from them by a wide belt of natural beauty which is scheduled (and has been upheld at appeal) to be preserved as such.


It is unusual and valuable to a Purchaser that the property is offered free of additional payment in respect of Unexhausted Manurial Values or Fixed Equipment. In the latter respect it is noteable that the following are included with the freehold:

6000 gallon oil storage tank Cornercroft 'Typhoon' Fan 3-phase 60 HP electric motor

The curtains and carpets in the farmhouse are not included in the sale but the Vendor may be prepared to negotiate prior to completion.

No claim for dilapidations or any matter shall be made by the Purchaser. HOLDOVER

The vendor reserves the rights specified in Special Condition No. 10.


These are included in the Sale.

The property lies in the Grafton Country, with meets of the Oakley and the Whaddon in easy distance. DRAINAGE RATES

The land is subject to a drainage rate payable to the Anglian Water Authority of 6.45 pence per acre, with the exception of Pt. O.S. 33, 2.870 acres, in respect of which £2.46 per annum is payable to the Buckingham Internal Drainage Board.



Main water and main electricity are connected to the dwellings. Drainage is to private systems. There is 3-phase electricity to the grainstore.

The farmhouse has full central heating on an oil-fired system (installed approximately 1972).



Hall Farmhouse RV £347
Current Rate in £ general
The Cottage RV £169


See special condition No. 7


Wayleaves exist in favour of East Midlands Electricity Board relating to 5 poles in Lot 4 and 15 poles with 3 stays in Lot 2. Small rentals are receivable.


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights-of-way, water and other easements (if any) and to all outgoings or charges connected with or chargeable upon it whether mentioned in these Particulars or not.


The property being open to inspection, a Purchaser shall be deemed to purchase with full knowledge of the ownership of the boundaries and neither the Vendor nor the Auctioneers shall be called upon to define such ownership.


There are capital expenditure allowances which total £5101 unexpired as at 29th September, 1976 and which extend to 1983/1984. A schedule can be provided on request.


The property is described in 4 Lots comprising:
LOT 1 Hall Farmhouse, cottage, buildings and land RED
to total 23.022 acres est.
LOT 2 Agricultural Land 53.406 acres est. BLUE
LOT 3 Agricultural Land 234.393 acres GREEN
LOT 4 Agricultural Land 140.592 acres est. YELLOW

The property will be offered first as a whole and if unsold it may be offered in lots. The Vendor reserves the right to withdraw any lot or lots, to alter the order of offering lots, and to bid for any lot, and no guarantee is given that the property will be so offered.


The Auctioneers for themselves and for the Vendor 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 the Auctioneers 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 the Auctioneers nor any person in their employ¬ment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property

Particulars of:




Hall Farmhouse is an attractive dwelling, the majority in stone, a small part in old red brick, all under a red tile roof renewed approximately 1972.

A front drive across meadow leads to a forecourt, and under archway to rear courtyard connecting with domestic back drive, stableyard, and farmyard.

The accommodation is spacious and well appointed, comprising in brief and to approximate measurement:

On the Ground Floor

Double oak front door and inner glazed door to:

Hall 22ft. by 5ft. 7in. with stairs and cloakroom with W.C. and Basin.

Drawing Room (S) 16ft. 7in. by 15ft. 8in., featured recess, fine carved pine fireplace and door features.

Study (S) 18ft. 2in. by 13ft. 6in. into bay, arched recess, fireplace in marble and carved pine with pine door features.

Garden Room (W) 18ft. 3in. by 16ft. 2in., glazed door to walled garden.

Breakfast Kitchen with doors to hall and garden room, double stainless sink unit and range of cupboards and shelves.

Dining Room (S) 18ft. 5in. into bay by 14ft. llin. with grey marble fireplace. Rear Hall with broom cupboard and glazed back door. Kitchen (N & S) 20ft by 12ft. lOin.

On the first floor

Stairs rise to a wide corridor with featured arch and airing cupboard.

Bedroom 1 (S) 16ft. Tin. by 15ft. lOin.

Bedroom 2 (S) 17ft. lOin. by 15ft. 5in. with extensive range of hanging and fitted cupboards communicating with

Dressing Room 17ft. lOin. by 5ft. avg. with door back to landing.

Bedroom 3 (S) 15ft. 4in. by lift. 8in. </J

Bedroom 4 (W) 8ft. 6in. by 8ft. 5in.

Bathroom 1 with 3 piece suite and store room off.

Bathroom 2 with 3 piece suite.

Bedroom 5 (E) 16ft. lin. by 13ft. 2in. with featured fireplace.

The kitchen, rear hall and Bedroom 5 are fully plumbed, wired and plastered but await fitting finishing and decoration from this shell condition, which work will be left for the Purchasers to achieve to their taste and at their expense.



The garden is easy of maintenance comprising wide lawns, a fine Cedar, and a large walled garden with stone barn under flat roof (approximately 18ft. by 44ft.) which, subject to planning consent would appear ideal for cottage conversion.

Stable Yard

A concrete stable yard is surrounded on 3 sides by buildings in stone and slate completed in Bradstone and asbestos to afford Store, Two Garages, Large Store of various potential, Tack Room, One Double and 6 Large Looseboxes.

Farm Yard

The concrete farmyard has separate and wide access to the public highway.
There is loading ramp and 6000 gallon diesel tank, also the sole building:

Titmus Grainstore 1000 Ton 120ft. by 60ft. in steel and asbestos with centre duct, Brackley venti¬lated floor, grain panelling to 10ft. and Fan house containing 3-phase 60 HP electric motor and cornercroft Typhoon fan.

Farm Cottage

One of a pair of semi-detached cottages is included in the sale; built in stone and slate, it affords two Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Bathroom, 3 Bedrooms, Concrete Garage. The cottage is occu¬pied by Mrs. Cook on the terms of a lease for life a copy of which can be inspected at the offices of the Vendor's Solicitors. The rent received is 5p per annum with the tenant paying rates.

The Land

The Land lies in 4 blocks as per plan appended and to a total of 451.413 acres or thereabouts.

There are no internal boundaries to Lots 3 or 4. The two smaller blocks are mostly enclosed by metal park rail or post and rail with attractive boundary planting. The land is a strong and well drained loam and important note should not be judged from the road opposite the farmhouse since this immediate area is poor from the site of old buildings.

Approximately central to Lot 3 is a well providing spray water (subject to Abstraction Licence).

Although farmed on a purely arable block principle the land has been kept in productive heart by regular break from white straw crops.

The Land is scheduled as 4 parcels comprising as follows:

With Lot 1 23.022 acres est. RED
As Lot 2 53.406 acres est. BLUE
As Lot 3 234.393 acres GREEN
As Lot 4 140.592 acres est. YELLOW

LOT 1. Parish of Linford
O.S. No. Description Acreage
Pt. 33 Arable 5.373
Pt. 34 Dovecote Spinney 2.064 est.
Pt. 35 Arable 9.084 est.
Pt. 39 Farmhouse and Buildings etc. 3.061 est.
Pt. 43 Pasture 0.328 est.
46 Arable 3.112
TOTAL 23.022 est.

LOT 2. Parish of Linford
15 Arable 16.731 acres
40 Arable 4.467
Pt. 40a Arable 1.352 est.
Pt. 40a Arable 0.506 est.
61 Woodland 7.393
Pt. 66 Arable 22.500 est.
90 Hedge 0.137
Pt. 92 Arable 0.320 est.
TOTAL 53.406 est.

LOT 3. Parish of Linford
8 Arable 0.445 acres
8a Arable 0.746
9 Arable 2.407
10 Arable 23.831
11 Arable 15.202
12 Arable 2.225
13 Arable 24.943
16 Arable 12.835
17 Arable 13.709
18 Arable 13.353
19 Arable 10.569
20 Arable 12.518
21 Arable 41.774
22 Arable 30.094
24 Arable 0.169
24a Arable 0.274
25 Arable 27.565
37 Arable 1.279
38 Arable 0.455
TOTAL 234.393 acres

LOT 4. Parish of Haversham
46 Arable 20.617 acres
47 Arable 6.015
48 Arable 1.002
49 Arable 13.097
50 Arable 2.079
52 Arable 22.316
Pt. 53 Arable 34.423 est.
54 Arable 12.696
59 Arable 25.958
Pt.60 Arable and Track 2.308 est.
Pt.60 Arable 0.081 est.
TOTAL 140.592 est.
GRAND TOTAL 451.413 est.


1. The National Conditions of Sale (18th Edition) shall apply save as hereinafter varied. The prescribed rate of interest is 15% and Conditions 13 and 18(4) shall not apply.
2. The interest in the property described in the particulars and sold is freehold except parts of O.S.92 and 90 and Pt. 40a in respect of which the Vendor sells all his estate right title or interest therein.
3. The Vendor sells as Beneficial Owner.
4. The property is sold with vacant possession on completion except the cottage which is subject to a lease for life to Mrs. Cook.
5. Title shall commence:
(a) As to the majority of the land with a Vesting Deed dated 2nd May, 1928;
(b) As to a small part (3 roods) with a Subsidiary Vesting Deed dated 6th June, 1947;
(c) As to O.S.92 and 90 with a Conveyance dated 29th September, 1967.
6. (a) O.S.39 and 35 are subject to an easement to use and maintain a water pipe with the benefit of the right to connect to and use the same for domestic use only upon payment of a proportion of the cost of maintenance;
(b) O.S.35 is subject to a right of drainage into a cesspit;
(c) O.S.46 is subject to the rights of the adjoining owner to enter and repair a boundary wall;
(d) O.S.39 is subject to rights to use and enter and repair a septic tank pipes and apparatus.
7. The land in the Parish of Haversham (with other property) is subject to a yearly rent charge of £195 created by a private Act of Parliament in the year 1764 (4 George 111 Cap LX) but with the benefit of a covenant for indemnity.
8. The property is sold subject:
(a) To any public or private rights of way over the roadway on the south-east side of O.S.35, 43 and 46;
(b) To all easements quasi easements whether public or private and all outgoings and obligations ecclesiastical or civil (if any) without obligation on the Vendor to define the same;
(c) To all matters registered or capable of registration as a Local Land Charge or ascertainable on enquiry of any Local Authority or Statutory Undertaker.
9. The property will be conveyed with the benefit (so far as may be possible) of the covenants contained in any Conveyances by the Vendor of adjoining property and in particular:
(a) A covenant in a Conveyance dated 10th May 1971 by J. FitzGerald (Builders) Ltd. that not more than 6 dwellings shall be built on parts of O.S.Nos. 44, 57, 58 and 58a;
(b) A covenant in a Conveyance dated 29th September, 1971 by Amalgamated Roadstone Corporation Limited as to fencing part O.S.66;
(c) A covenant in a Conveyance dated 3rd May, 1971 by John Graham Holmes and Margaret Joy Holmes to erect and maintain stock proof boundary fences on the north west and north east sides of the Cottage "Brampton" and a declaration providing for the cost of maintenance of the septic tank in O.S.39 to be shared equally.
10. (a) Completion shall take place at the offices of the Vendor's Solicitors J. Garrard & Allen, Olney, Bucks on the 29th day of September 1976
(b) The Vendor shall be entitled until 30th November, 1976:
(i) To retain possession of any parts of the property necessary to harvest and store this year's harvest (including straw) and machinery;
(ii) To use the ventilating and grain handling machinery subject to payment for any electricity consumed as estimated by the Auctioneers;
(iii) To remove the straw from this year's harvest.
11. The particulars of sale are believed to be correct but no error or mis description shall annul the sale or entitle the purchaser to damages.
12. The purchaser shall assume despite section 110 of the Settled Land Act 1925:
(i) That the property sold was with other property comprised in the settlement refererd to in the said Vesting Deed and Subsidiary Vesting Deed;
(ii) That the person in whom the property was thereby vested was the person in whom it ought to be vested;
(iii) That the persons stated to be the trustees of the Settlement were the properly constituted trustees thereof.




hereby acknowledge myself/ourselves to be the Purchaser(s) of the property described as Lot

in the foregoing Particulars at the sum of £

and I/we have paid the sum of £

to the Auctioneers as a deposit and in part payment of the purchase money, and I/we agree to pay

the remainder thereof and to complete the Sale in accordance with the annexed Particulars, Stipulations

and Special Conditions of Sale

Dated this day of

Purchase money .. .. .. £
Deposit .. .. .. .. £

Balance payable
As Agents for the Vendor
we ratify this Sale and, as Stakeholders, acknowledge receipt of the above-mentioned deposit
Abstract of Title to be sent to: