Woburn Sands & District Auctions

Years ago, a collection of local auction programmes and posters, as used in sales by George Wigley, an auctioneer from Winslow, were discovered in a barn, and I was able to obtain these examples of the local sales. Since then, some more have come to light, from other firms, and I have also been generously lent some from local hands to copy.

Auction Woburn Sands

May 6th 1878 - Building Land

Woburn Sands, close to the railway station, 42 acres of highly valuable freehold building land in eligible plots, possessing in an eminent degree first class sites for villa residence's for which there is a great demand in a rapidly developing fashionable and delightful neighbourhood. Geo. Wigley is instructed by the proprietors to sell by auction on Monday May 6th 1878 at the Station Hotel Woburn Sands at five for six o'clock - 12 plots of particularly valuable building ground - As follows: 

Lot 1 A piece of building ground with a frontage of 116 feet and a depth of 200 feet containing 2 roods and 15 poles 
Lot 2 A plot adjoining with a frontage of 44 feet and a depth of 233 feet containing 1 rood 
Lot 3 A similar plot adjoining with a frontage of 39 feet and a depth of 264 feet containing 1 rood
Lot 4 ditto adjoining with a frontage of 37feet and a depth of 284 feet containing 1 rood 
Lot 5 ditto adjoining with a frontage of 35 feet and a depth of 310 feet containing 1 rood 
Lot 6 ditto adjoining with a frontage of 66 feet and a depth of 319 feet containing 2 an acre 
Lot 7 ditto adjoining with a frontage of 64 feet and a depth of 342 feet containing 2 an acre
Lot 8 ditto adjoining with a frontage of 61 feet and a depth of 353 feet containing 2 an acre
Lot 9 ditto adjoining with a frontage of 60 feet and a depth of 359 feet containing 2 an acre
Lot 10 A piece of capital building ground adjoining Mr Hanscombe's Nurseries with a frontage of 68 feet and a depth of 270 feet containing about 2 acre
 Lot 11 A similar plot adjoining

The auctioneer respectively calls the attention of speculators and builders to this sale of building ground which through its close proximity to the railway station presents an opportunity that cannot occur again the neighbourhood is distinguished for its salubrity picturesqueness and fashion and there is a great demand for villa residences which are scarce.

For a view, apply to Mr Hanscombe at the nurseries who will show the lots, and for further particulars as to Lots 1 to 9 inclusive to John Thomas Green Esq., solicitor, Woburn, Beds and as to Lots 10 and 11 to Messrs Conquest and Clare, solicitors, Bedford, or to Geo Wigley, auctioneer and land agent, Winslow and Fenny Stratford.  Edwin J French printer Winslow.

Auction Woburn Sands

June 4th 1878 - Building Land (top of Chapel Street?)

Woburn Sands - Twelve valuable plots of capital Freehold building land delightfully situate within a short distance of the railway station commanding beautiful views on remarkably healthy soil - To be sold by auction by Mr George Wigley on Tuesday June 4th 1878 - At the Swan Inn Woburn Sands at five for six o'clock in the afternoon in 12 lots:

Lot 1 A very attractive and valuable plot of building ground facing the turnpike road near the Railway Station with a frontage of 45ft and a depth of 162ft containing 770 square yards. Apportioned Tithe 1/2
Lot 2 A similar plot adjoining the site for the new Wesleyan Chapel with a frontage of 45ft and a depth of 136ft containing about 720 square yards. Apportioned Tithe 1/1
Lot 3 A valuable piece of building ground fronting the new road with a frontage of 30ft and a depth of 170ft containing about 567 square yards. Apportioned Tithe 10d
Lot 4 A ditto
Lot 5 A ditto
Lot 6 A ditto
Lot 7 A ditto 
Lot 8 A ditto
Lot 9 A ditto
Lot 10 A ditto
Lot 11 A ditto
Lot 12 A ditto with a frontage of 53ft and a depth of 170ft containing about 699 square yards. Apportioned Tithe 1/-

The Plots are well suited for the erection of superior residences, the elevation being good and commanding delightful views and the whole are within a short distance of the Railway Station.  The soil  is a bed of gravel and lies unusually well for drainage. A supply of splendid water is near at hand. 

Stipulations:
1.  Each purchaser is forthwith to erect and for ever maintain sufficient fences on the side or sides of his lot in the plan marked T within the boundary to be produced at the time of the sale.
2.  The front of every dwelling house shall be set back four ft at least from the road and nothing except fences shall be erected nearer to the public road than the building line marked on the plan to be produced. 
3.  Each purchaser shall keep in good repair so much of the new road and ways adjoining the lot purchased by him and the drains thereunder. 

For a view, apply to Mr Jackson, builder, Woburn Sands, and for further particulars to John Thomas Green Esq solicitor, Woburn and to Geo Wigley, auctioneer and land agent Winslow.

Fisher printer, High Street, Woburn

Notes of local interest in the Conditions of Sale:
6. The estate sold contains 2a 0r 30p and with the land adjoining belonging to Mr S B Dudley containing 3a 1r 34p (altogether 5a 1r 24p) is charged under the act for the Commutation of Tithes with a rent charge of ,1 11s 9d per annum.  The sum of 11/11 part thereof is the proportionate sum agreed upon by the vendor and Mr S B Dudley as payable in respect of the estate now sold.

Auction Woburn Sands

August 14th 1879 - Nurseries, shops, cottages and land

Woburn Sands, the Woburn Sands nurseries, comprising an excellent and substantially built  residence with greenhouses and outbuildings and 3 acres of most productive land, all freehold particularly well adapted for nursery purposes and in a fashionable and rapidly improving locality where a business of this description cannot be but highly ruminative. A freehold brick and slated house and grocers shop with large garden situate in the centre of the town, 2 capital brick and slated freehold cottages with large gardens available for building purposes stabling and chaise house near the railway station, a particularly valuable close of freehold building land  with first-class frontage containing 3 acres close to the station and offering a sound and improving investment, 13 very eligible plots of building ground comprising nearly 2 acres in the most picturesque and best sheltered part of the town and with remarkable healthy soil the whole situate in the most salubrious fashionable and rapidly improving neighbourhood in four counties. To be sold by Mr Geo Wigley on Thursday August 14th 1879 at the Swan Inn Woburn Sands at four for five o'clock in the afternoon in 20 lots by direction of the respective proprietors and as to lots 1, 2 and 3 by direction of the mortgagee under his power of sale.

Lot 1 The Woburn Sands nurseries near the railway station comprising a most substantial brick and slated house containing 3 sitting rooms and 3 bedrooms kitchen with soft water tank a brick and tiled stable and chaise house with a large loft over brick and tiled piggeries greenhouse 20ft by 15ft potting shed 15 ft by 12ft and a1 0r 10p of capital nursery land in the occupation of Mr Hanscombe the proprietor. 
Lot 2 A very valuable piece of building ground containing a1 0r 0p with a frontage of 136 feet and a depth of 270 feet and forming a part of the nursery grounds. 
Lot 3 A similar plot containing about a1 0r 0p of about the same frontage and depth the land is particularly well adapted for the successful rearing of nursery stock and is situate in a fashionable and rapidly developing neighbourhood and where a business of this description conducted with ordinary spirit cannot but be highly remunerative.
Lot 4 A neat brick and slated freehold cottage with grocers shop and bay shop window containing front sitting room 3 bedrooms kitchen and c. Brick and slated wash house front garden and large piece of garden ground at back with joint use of well, in the occupation of Mr Samuel Hack, at a  rental of £10 8s in the town and near the Swan Inn. 
Lot 5 Two capitol freehold brick and slated cottages with bay front windows most pleasantly situate near the station and containing 2 rooms above and 2 below with brick and boarded and slated stabling and chaise house and brick and slated wood barns pump of water court yard and large garden which have a most valuable frontage of about 90ft to the main road and particularly available for building purposes they are in the occupation of Andrew Doubton and Abram Edmunds at rents amounting to £20 16s per annum. 
Lot 6 An excellent investment comprising 3 acres of particularly valuable building land with first class frontage which through its proximity to the railway station must eventually command the highest value. 
Lots 7 to 20 Thirteen plots of building ground with a delightful situation and surrounded by beautiful scenery sheltered by the Woburn and Heath hills near the church and with the healthiest of soil containing in the whole a1 3r 1p and divided into very eligible plots. 

There is a small tithe and land tax on the various lots which will be named at the time of sale for a view apply to the tenants and for further particulars as to lots 1, 2 and 3 to Messrs Conquest and Clare solicitors Bedford and to John Thomas Green Esq. solicitor Woburn.  As to lots 4 5 and 6 to John Thomas Green Esq. or to Geo Wigley auctioneer and land agent Winslow and Fenny Stratford. 

Edwin J French, printer, Winslow

Auction Woburn Sands

July 2nd 1880 - Nurseries & Land  

By order of the mortgagee - for absolute sale, Woburn Sands, the Woburn Sands Nurseries comprising a substantially built residence with greenhouses and outbuildings and 1a 0r 10p of most productive land  particularly well adapted for nursery purposes and in a fashionable and rapidly improving locality where a business of this description cannot but be highly remunerative. Also 2 plots of very valuable building land adjoining containing 2 acres the whole most pleasantly and eligibly situate near the railway station. To be sold by auction by Geo Wigley on Friday July 2nd 1880 at the Swan Inn Woburn Sands at five o'clock in the afternoon in 3 lots by direction of the mortgagee under his power of sale and for absolute disposal.

Lot 1 The Woburn Sands Nurseries near the railway station comprising a most substantial brick and slated house containing 3 sitting rooms and 3 bedrooms kitchen with soft water tank a brick and tiled stable and chaise house with a large loft over brick and tiled piggeries greenhouse 20ft by 15ft potting shed 15ft by 12ft and a1 0r 10p of capital nursery land in the occupation of Mr Hanscombe. 
Lot 2 A very valuable piece of building ground containing a1 0r 0p with a frontage of 136ft and a depth of 270ft forming a part of the nursery grounds. 
Lot  3 A similar plot containing about a1 0r 0p of about same frontage and depth 

The land is particularly well adapted for the successful rearing of nursery stock for which there is an increasing demand in the neighbourhood there is a small tithe and land tax on various lots which will be named at the time of sale. The whole is freehold.

For a view apply on the premises and for further particulars to Messrs Conquest and Clare solicitors Bedford and to John Thomas Green Esq. solicitor Woburn or to Geo Wigley auctioneer and land agent Winslow and Fenny Stratford.

Edwin J French printer Winslow

Auction Woburn Sands

Auction Woburn Sands

June 13th 1881 - Chapel Street & Wood Street Plots

Woburn Sands, Beds. To builders, speculators, and others; votes for the county. Particulars and conditions of sale of 44 plots of valuable freehold building land, comprising about 6 acres. Delightfully situate near the church at Woburn Sands and having important frontages to Chapel Street and to a New Street lately set out by Mr John Giles, the vendor. 

To be sold by auction by Mr George Wigley, On Monday June 13th 1881, at 5 for 6 o'clock, at the Swan Inn Woburn Sands.

The above valuable plots of freehold land are admirably adapted for the erection of villa residences and other dwellings or for shops for which there is so large and increasing demand in the locality and are divided into convenient sized plots to suit purchasers. The site commands magnificent views of the surrounding far famed wooded domains of the Duke of Bedford and the evergreen plantations with which the neighbourhood abounds. It is situate within three minutes walk of the Woburn Sands Railway Station and close to the centre of that rising market town.  A free deed of conveyance will be given to every purchaser upon payment of the balance of his purchase money, such conveyance to be prepared by the vendors solicitor. Any purchaser however preferring to employ his own solicitor and investigate the title can of course do so and complete his purchase in the usual way. The purchase money, less £10 per cent deposit to be paid at the time of the sale, may be paid by nine equal half- yearly instalments, extending over a period of five years from the time of sale. The balance of the purchase money for the time being unpaid, to carry interest at £5 per cent per annum but the whole may be paid of at any time. The whole is land tax redeemed.  Possession may be had forthwith on payment for the growing crops by valuation in the usual way.  For a view apply to Messrs Giles & Son timber merchants Woburn Sands and for full particulars to Henry Pettit Esq solicitor Leighton Bussard or to Mr George D E Wigley auctioneer and land agent Winslow and Fenny Stratford

D. Rush printer High Street Leighton Bussard

Lot 1 A plot of building land having a frontage to Chapel Street of 38 feet and an average depth of 208 feet 6 inches
Lot 2 The adjoining plot, having a similar frontage, and an average depth of 207 feet
Lot 3 The adjoining plot, having a similar frontage, and an average depth of 202 feet 
Lot 4 The adjoining plot, having a similar frontage, and an average depth of 192 feet
Lot 5 The adjoining plot, having a similar frontage, and an average depth of 180 feet 6 inches
Lot 6 The adjoining plot, having a similar frontage, and an average depth of 169 feet 6 inches
Lot 7 The adjoining corner plot, with a frontage of 38 feet to Chapel Street and to the New Street of 154 feet and an average depth of 159 feet
Lot 8 A corner plot of building land 30 feet frontage towards Chapel Street of 30 feet and to the New Street of 160 feet and average depth of 155 feet
Lot 9 The adjoining plot, with a similar frontage to Chapel Street, average depth 145 feet
Lot 10 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth of 135 feet 6 inches
Lot 11 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth of 125 feet 6 inches
Lot 12 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth of 116 feet
Lot 13 The adjoining plot, with a frontage of 36 feet to Chapel Street and an average depth of 106 feet
Lot 14 A plot of land having a frontage of 40 feet to the New Street, and an average depth of 202 feet
Lot 15 The adjoining plot, having a frontage of 30 feet to the new street, and an average depth 202 feet
Lot 16 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, average depth 201 feet
Lot 17 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth 199 feet
Lot 18 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth 193 feet 6 inches
Lot 19 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth 182 feet 6 inches
Lot 20 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth 172 feet 6 inches
Lot 21 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth 167 feet
Lot 22 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth 164 feet
Lot 23 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth 161 feet 6 inches
Lot 24 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth 160 feet
Lot 25 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth 160 feet 6 inches
Lot 26 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth 159 feet
Lot 27 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth 154 feet 6 inches 
Lot 28 The adjoining plot, frontage 31 feet, depth 148 feet
Lot 29 A plot of land having a frontage to the New Street of 31 feet, and an average depth of 174 feet
Lot 30 The adjoining plot, frontage 30 feet, depth 174 feet
Lot 31 to Lot 43 Same details as Lot 30, depth varies between 174 - 176 feet
Lot 44 The adjoining plot, similar frontage, depth 176 feet, and a width at the back of 45 feet

Notes of local interest in the Conditions and stipulations:

Purchasers of lots 28 and 29 to maintain the fence across the north end of the New Street.
No limekilns, brickkiln or brickyards  also no gravel or sand to be dug.
Purchasers to keep the road in front of their properties in good repair.

[The map also shows owners of adjoining land. However, this map is dated for a sale on June 20th 1881, a week later than the date printed on the programme?]

Auction Aspley Guise

October 21th 1890  - Aspley Guise, Trunk Furlong?

Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire. Particulars and Conditions of Sale of a Valuable Close of Arable Land Containing about 16 Acres and Also 34 Plots of Valuable Freehold Building Land in the Parish of Aspley, near the Church and adjoining the Road from Woburn Sands to Aspley and Salford. To Be Sold by Auction by Mr George Wigley, on Tuesday October 21st 1890, at the “Station Hotel”, Woburn Sands at Four o’clock in the Afternoon, by Direction of the Representative of the late Mr Edmund Hobbs.  A plan of the Building plots may be seen at the “Station Hotel”, Woburn Sands.  For further particulars apply to Mr Hobbs or to Mr Thomas Pickering, both of Aspley, and to Messrs Garrard & Allan, Solicitor, Olney, or to Mr George Wigley, Auctioneer and Land Agent, Winslow and Fenny Stratford

Particulars:
Lot 1 A valuable plot of freehold building land, with a frontage of 35 feet, and an average depth of about 155 feet, and contains about 603 yards.
Lot 2 A similar plot, with a frontage of 30 feet, and an average depth of 164 feet, and contains about 547 yards.
Lot 3 A similar plot, with a frontage of 30 feet, and an average depth of 172 feet, and contains about 573 yards.
Lot 4 A similar plot, with a frontage of 30 feet, and an average depth of 180 feet 6 inches, and contains about 602 yards.
Lot 5 A similar plot, with a frontage of 30 feet to the Mill Road, and a return frontage of nearly 200 feet to the Rise, and contains about 630 yards.
Lot 6 A similar plot, with a frontage of 30 feet to the Mill Road, and a return frontage to the Rise of upwards of 200 feet, and contains about 687 yards.
Lot 7 A similar plot, with a frontage of 30 feet, and an average depth of 213 feet 6 inches, and contains about 711 yards.
Lot 8 A similar plot, with a frontage of 30 feet, and an average depth of 221 feet 6 inches, and contains about 738 yards.
Lot 9 A similar plot, with a frontage of 30 feet, and an average depth of 230 feet and contains about 766 yards
Lot 10 A similar plot, with a frontage of 36 feet 6 inches, and an average depth of 238 feet, and contains about 965 yards.
Lot 11 A similar plot, with a frontage of 30 feet to the New Road called the Rise, and a depth of 155 feet, and contains about 516 yards.
Lot 12 to Lot 21 [Each has the same details as Lot 11] 
Lot 22  A similar plot with a Frontage to the New Road called the Rise, of 30 feet, and a depth of 156 feet 6 inches, and contains about 521 yards
Lot 23  to Lot 32 [Each has the same details as Lot 22]
Lot 33 A Valuable corner plot, with a frontage to the New Road called the Rise of 195 feet 6 inches and abutting on the Church Road, set out to a width of 20 feet and contains about 1a 0r 1p
Lot 34 Another Valuable corner plot, with a frontage to the New Road called the Rise of 195 feet 6 inches and abutting on the Church Road, set out to a width of 20 feet to which there is a frontage of 158 feet, and contains about 2r 31p
Lot 35 All that Valuable Close and Arable Land containing about 16 acres (more or less) situate in the parish of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, Bounded on the North by the Bedford and Bletchley Railway, on the east and South by land now or late belonging to o the said Railway and on the West by land now or late belonging to Frederick Woodbridge [crossed through and “W. Hoare” added by hand] The whole is now in the occupation of Mr J Hobbs and is in excellent cultivation and very productive, with convenient access from both Woburn Sands and Aspley and is within  short distance of the Railway Station.

The building Plots are now staked out, and having frontages of 30 feet to the Salford Road, and a new Road, distinguished as “The Rise” and are most eligibly situate.

Local Notes in Stipulations.

3. No common Lodging House shall be erected on any lot, nor shall any lot be used for carrying on any obnoxious trade.
5. Each Purchaser shall keep in good repair so much of The Rise as adjoins the Lot purchased by him until the same is dedicated to the Public and accepted by local authorities.

Auction Aspley Guise

June 14th 1894 - Woodbine Cottage, Aspley Guise, & house, shop & Primrose Villa at Wavendon

Aspley Guise, Beds. and Wavendon Bucks. Particulars and conditions of sale of Freehold Property known as Woodbine Cottage situate at Aspley Guise, Beds., 46 fully paid up shares in the Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands Gas Company, also a convenient Brick and Slated house with capital Butchers Shop, and Two Brick and Slated cottages situate at Wavendon, Bucks.

To be sold by Auction by Mr Geo. Wigley at the Station Hotel, Woburn Sands on Thursday June 14, 1894 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon by the direction of the executors of the late Mr T. Pickering. Also will be offered at the same time, by direction of the mortgagee A Freehold residence known as 'Primrose Villa' , with a paddock and Orchard adjoining situate at Wavendon Bucks.

Particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained of F. Tanqueray, Esq, Solicitor, Woburn Beds or of the auctioneer Winslow, and the town Hall Offices Fenny Stratford.

James Smith, Printer, Ampthill

At Aspley Guise, Beds.
Lot 1 A Brick and Slated Freehold House, known as “Woodbine Cottage”, situate on the Woburn Sands Road, Aspley Guise, containing 2 front sitting rooms, with bay French windows, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, slated coal and woodhouse and office, with flower garden in front. This property is in excellent repair, and is in the occupation of Dr Brander, at yearly rent of £18 18s 0d.
Lot 2 10 Fully paid up £5 shares in the Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands Gas Company.
Lot 3 Ten Ditto
Lot 4 Ten Ditto
Lot 5 Eight Ditto [Marked as Purchased by Major Villiers Downes of Aspley Guise for £31]
Lot 6 Eight Ditto

At Wavendon, Bucks
Lot 7 A substantially-built brick and slated freehold house, butchers shop, with bay windows, fitted counters and shelves, containing good sitting room, a large kitchen fitted with coppers & co., and three bedrooms; lean-to brick and tiled dairy or pantry, small pantry; a farmyard surrounded by a capitol brick and slated barn, brick and tiled three bay open hovel, brick and tiled piggeries, poultry run, and kitchen gardens in rear;. In the occupation of Mr Joseph Crawley, at a yearly rent of £11; also two brick and slated cottages, adjoining, one containing front sitting room, kitchen, and three bedrooms, the other 2 front rooms and 2 bedrooms, a lean to pantry, brick and slated woodbarn, brick and slated detached wash-house and woodbarn; in the occupation of Mrs White and Mrs King, at rents amounting to £12 10s 0d per annum.  This lot has a right of carriage way with Primrose Villa.
Lot 8 A substantially built brick and slated residence known as “Primrose Villa” adjoining lot 7, containing dining room, drawing room, kitchen, capitol cellar and pantry, 4 bedrooms, boxroom, and W.C.; a detached brick and slated coalhouse, wc and brick and tiled wash house with copper and large walled-in flower garden in front, and kitchen garden at side, and drying ground. This property is well built and in excellent repair and has a frontage of 44 feet to the high road, being very valuable for building purposes, together with a valuable rich grass paddock and orchard in the rear, containing nearly 2 acres, stocked with about 80 good fruit trees, with opening into and good frontage to the turnpike road.  This property has a joint right of carriage way with lot 7.  The property is now in hand, but has until lately been let to a respectable tenant at a yearly rent of £25 0s 0d.  Possession can be had on completion of the purchase. Standard tithe rent-charge, 17s.

[Notes of local interest in the Conditions of Sale]

3 - The vendors shall within 14 days after the sale deliver to the purchasers of Lots 1, 7 and 8 an abstract of the title to the lot or lots purchased by him commencing as to Lot1 with the conveyance to the late Mr Thomas Pickering dated the 26th day of January 1878, as to Lot 7 with the conveyance to the said Tjomas Pickering dated the 12th day of February 1886 and as to Lot 8 with a Mortgage dated the 1st day of September 1862 from George Birt to the Misses Goodman
10 - The freehold of the cart or carriage way leading from the Walton Road to the Paddock or Orchard at the back of Lot 8 is included in Lot 8 and the owners and occupiers of Lot 7 have a full and free right of way thereover at all times and for all purpose.

Auction Woburn Sands

April 29th 1897 - Houses in Weathercock Lane & Horse Grove House, Station Road

Woburn Sands, a delightfully situate freehold villa residence within 5 minutes walk of the railway station, very substantially built with coach house stabling and large gardens

4 capital brick and tiled freehold cottages situate in West Road

3 brick and tiled freehold cottages situate in Aspley Road

A plot of highly valuable freehold building land with102 foot frontage to the main road

To be sold by auction by Mr George Wigley on Thursday April 29th 1897 at the Swan Hotel, Woburn Sands at four o'clock in the afternoon in four lots by direction of the proprietor.

For further particulars apply to Mr Alfred Smith the proprietor and for further information to F. T. Tanqueray Esq. solicitor Woburn, or to Mr Geo. Wigley auctioneer and land agent Winslow.   

French, printer, Winslow. 

Lot 1 Three brick and tiled freehold cottages with brick and tiled woodbarns situate in Aspley Road, Woburn Sands (but in the parish of Aspley Guise) in the occupation of Mrs Sindon, Mrs Hutton and Miss Kindar at rents amounting to £14 14s 8d per annum  
Lot 2 Four substantially built brick and tiled freehold cottages situate in West Road with brick and slated wash houses brick and tiled woodbarns, good gardens and a well of water, in the occupation of Mrs Brandon, Abram Edmunds, Mrs Garrat and Felix Higgins at rents amounting to £28 12s 0p per annum. This property is land tax redeemed but subject to a small tithe   
Lot 3 A very desirable plot of freehold building land with a frontage of 102 feet to the main road an average depth of 188 feet with long frontage also to side road and containing 2140 square yards more or less and possessing available space for the erection of 6 good houses. It is land tax redeemed subject to a small tithe.  
Lot 4 The attractive freehold detached residence standing in its own grounds distinguished as Horse Grove House situate a pleasant distance from the road with front gardens ornamented with handsome cedar trees and enclosed by an ornamental palisade fence, very substantial brick built and slated (having 14 inch brickwork up to the first floor) containing drawing room with bay window 13ft by 14ft (exclusive of bay) dining room with bay window 13ft by 13ft (exclusive of bay) morning room 11ft by 11ft kitchen scullery with force pump cellar 5 bedrooms extensive stabling sufficient for 20 horses fourteen boxes and six stalls coach house hay straw and corn chambers good stable yard lawn kitchen gardens planted with very productive espalier and other fruit trees and extending to the Aspley Road with entrance therefrom. The property is freehold and land tax redeemed is most substantially built in good repair and within 5 minutes walk of the station and occupying an area of about half an acre.  

Notes of local interest in the Conditions of sale: 
Lot 1 Title begins with an indenture of conveyance 18/5/1876 between 1) Mary Norman 2) Wm Sibley and his wife Caroline and 3) Francis Crouch 
Lots 2 & 3 Title begins with an indenture of conveyance 18/12/1880 between Robert Evan Roberts and the vendor   
Lot 4 Title begins with an indenture of conveyance 1/1/1862 between Thomas Higgins and the vendor 

Auction Aspley Guise

July 8th 1897 - Berry Lane Farm & Land

Second Edition. Beds. Close to the delightful village of Aspley Guise, and only 1½ miles respectively from Woburn Sands and Ridgmount Stations on the Bedford and Cambridge Lines: 12 miles from Bedford and 9 from Leighton Buzzard. An attractive Freehold Farm distinguished as “Berry Lane Farm” containing 93 acres (or thereabouts), of first class Pasture and Arable land in a high state of cultivation, with newly-erected and tastefully designed Farm House, and commodious Modern Farm Buildings in the Parish of Aspley Guise. To be sold by Auction by Mr George Wigley on Thursday the 8th July 1897 at the Swan Hotel, Woburn Sands, at four o’clock in the afternoon, by direction of the trustees of the will of the late Mr Alfred Smith.  The farm may be viewed at any time, and the House on application to the tenant Miss Courtney and further particulars obtained of F. T. Tanqueray, Esq., Solicitor Woburn; or of the Auctioneer, Winslow and Fenny Stratford, Bucks.

French, Printer, Winslow.

Particulars: This very desirable property comprises 93 Acres or thereabouts of Freehold Land, of which 37 Acres are good Feeding Pasture, and the remainder most productive Arable, in a high state of cultivation, divided into the following enclosures: -

No. on Plan, Name, Description, a. r. p.
239      House and Garden 34p
238      Homestead       ..        ...         Yards and Buildings 1r 1p
233      Berry Lane Field         ...         Arable  5a 1r 22p
240      Paddock          ...         ...     .   Grass  ...         3a 0r 37p
241      Home Close    ...         ...         Ditto     ...         6a 2r 16p
237      Stack Yard     ...          ...         Ditto     ...         1r 6p
242      Cuckoo Field   ...         ...         Arable  ...         4a 2r 13p
244      Seven Acres    ...        ...         Grass  ...         6a 2r 19p
223      Old Long Field            ...         Arable  ...         10a 2r 17p
225      The Pastures   ...        ...         Grass ..           20a 1r 12p
226      Pond               ...         ...         Water  ...         2r 10p
227      Top Ploughed Pasture      ...   Arable  ...         10a     
222      Lower Ploughed Pasture ...    Ditto     ...         10a 3r 36p
221      Twelve Acre Field       ...         Ditto     ...         12a 1r 13p
Total:   91a 3r 36p

N.B. The above quantities are taken from the Government Survey, such Survey being only to the stump of the fence, but inasmuch as most of the boundary fences belong to the Estates, the quantity stated is in all probability below the total admeasurement. The Grass Fields are well watered, and the whole hounded by excellent roads.

The House, which is very tastefully designed in the Gothic style of architecture, and now in the occupation of Miss Courtney, whose tenancy expires at Michaelmas next, at an annual rent of £25, contains: Small Entrance Hall with Porch, Drawing Room with French windows, Dining Room with bay windows, 3 Bedrooms, (one with oriel window), Kitchen, Wash-house, Pantry, Larder and Cellar, and having Flower and Kitchen Gardens stocked with Fruit Trees. Court Yard, etc.

The Farm Homestead comprises two Farm Yards surrounded by modern and substantial Farm Buildings as follows: Brick and slated Barn and Stable with Loft over, range of brick and slated Buildings comprising Hen-house, Cake and Corn House, open Hovel, Piggeries and Boiling House. Brick and tiled lean-to Chaff-house and Tool House. Boarded and tiled open Hovel and loose box, brick and slated Granary with bins and Piggery under, brick and tiled and slated hovel enclosed as 5 loose boxes; brick and tiled Cart Hovel.

The Property possesses a long line of very valuable Building Frontage to the road leading from Aspley Guise to Salford, and there is an inexhaustible bed of very fine clay under-lying a large portion thereof.

The Farm is in hand, and possession of the whole may be had on completion of the purchase.

There is a modus of £5 8s. 5d. payable to the Incumbent of Aspley Guise, and a Land Tax of £2 9s. 7d. Valuation of Timber £________

Local Notes from Conditions of Sale:

3 The Vendors shall deliver to the Purchaser an Abstract of title, commencing as to part of the premises with an Indenture of conveyance dated the 1st day of April, 1800, and made between John Green and Samuel Swaffield of the first part; John Button of the second part; Alfred Smith of the third part; and Thomas Higgins of the fourth part. As to other part of the premises with an Indenture of Conveyance dated the 31st day of October, 1873. and made between William Goodman and William Stopp of the one part, and Alfred Smith of the other part; and as to the remainder of the premises, with an Indenture of Conveyance dated the 24th day of June, 1865, and made between Truman Tanqueray and Thomas Lingard Green of the first part, Frances Anne Moore, and Elizabeth Susanna Jackson of the second part, and Alfred Smith of the third part; and no other or earlier Title shall be required.

Auction Woburn Sands

November 11th 1897 - Horse Grove House, Station Road

Woburn Sands, a very pleasantly situate detached freehold villa residence within 5 minutes walk of the railway station very substantially built with coach house, stabling & large gardens to be sold by auction by Mr Geo.Wigley on Thursday November 11 1897 at the Swan Hotel Woburn Sands at four o'clock in the afternoon by direction of the trustees of the late Mr Alfred Smith for further particulars apply to F T Tanqueray Esq. solicitor Woburn, Beds or to Mr Geo Wigley auctioneer and land agent Winslow

French printer, Winslow.

Particulars:

An attractive detached freehold residence standing in its own grounds distinguished as Horse Grove House. Very substantially built of 14 inch brickwork with slated roof situate a pleasant distance from the road with front gardens ornamented with handsome cedar trees and enclosed by an ornamental palisade fence. It contains- drawing room with bay window 13ft by 14ft (exclusive of bay) dining room with bay window 13ft by 13ft (exclusive of bay) morning room 11ft by 11ft kitchen scullery with force pump, cellar, five bedrooms.  

Extensive stabling sufficient for 20 horses, fourteen boxes and six stalls, coach house, hay straw and corn chambers and good stable yard, lawn kitchen gardens planted with very productive espalier and other fruit trees and extending to the Aspley Road with entrance therefrom. The property is freehold, exceptionally well built and in good repair within 5 minutes walk of the station and occupying an area of about half an acre.

Notes of local interest in the Conditions of Sale:
4. Title commences with an indenture of conveyance 1.1.1862 between Thomas Higgins and Alfred Smith. 

Auction Woburn Sands

November 21st 1902 - House on West Hill, Aspley Guise & The Leys, Woburn Sands

Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, Particulars and Conditions of Sale of a valuable Freehold Detached & Double fronted residence, substantially built of brick and slated, situated on West Hill, Aspley Guise, at an Annual Rental value of £25. 0. 0., and of 32 Freehold dwelling houses of modern build, situated in the Leys Road, Woburn Sands, and yielding an aggregate yearly rental of £374. 8. 0. To be sold at auction by G. C. Walker at The Swan Hotel, Woburn Sands, on Friday, the 21st of November, 1902 at five o’clock in the afternoon punctually. Further particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained of W. S. Smith, Esq., Solicitor, Woburn, Beds., or of the Auctioneer, 1, St. Pauls Square Bedford.

Particulars:
Lot 1 4 Freehold dwelling houses, substantially built of brick and slated with bay window to ground floors, enclosed front gardens and large gardens to rear, being Nos. 1, 2, 3, & 4 The Leys Road, Woburn Sands, and yielding an aggregate yearly rental of £46 16. 0. Each house contains Front sitting room with tiled modern grate and cupboards, Living room with cupboards and pantry, Kitchen with copper, sink, and fireplace; Barn, w.c. Dust bin and three good bedrooms with a hanging cupboard in one. The fittings and fixtures are of excellent quality. A soft water pump is provided for the use of the four houses.  The passage on the northern boundary of the lot (shown on the sale plan) [not present] is included in this lot, but is subject to rights of way thereover and drainage and water supply thereunder for the owners and occupiers of Lot 2.
Lot 2 4 Freehold dwelling houses, yielding an aggregate yearly rental of £46 16. 0. being Nos. 5, 6, 7, & 8 The Leys Road, Woburn Sands.  This lot is similar in all respects to the previous lot, with a soft water pump for the four houses.  This lot has a right of way over the passage mentioned in Lot 1. The passage on the northern boundary of the lot is included in this lot, but is subject to rights of way thereover and drainage and water supply thereunder for the owners and occupiers of Lot 3.
Lot 3 A similar Lot, being Nos. 9, 10, 11 & 12 The Leys Road, Woburn Sands, with rights of way over the passage on the South, the passage on the north being included in this lot, but subject to rights of way, drainage and water supply as previously mentioned for Lot 4.
Lot 4 A similar Lot, being Nos. 13, 14, 15 & 16 The Leys Road, Woburn Sands, with rights of way over the passage on the South, the passage on the north being included in this lot, but subject to rights of way, drainage and water supply as previously mentioned for Lot 5.
Lot 5 A similar Lot, being Nos. 17, 18, 19 & 20 The Leys Road, Woburn Sands, with rights of way over the passage on the South, the passage on the north being included in this lot, but subject to rights of way, drainage and water supply as previously mentioned for Lot 6.
Lot 6 A similar Lot, being Nos. 21, 22, 23 & 24 The Leys Road, Woburn Sands, with rights of way over the passage on the South, the passage on the north being included in this lot, but subject to rights of way, drainage and water supply as previously mentioned for Lot 7.
Lot 7 A similar Lot, being Nos. 25, 26, 27 & 28 The Leys Road, Woburn Sands, with rights of way over the passage on the South, the passage on the north being included in this lot, but subject to rights of way, drainage and water supply as previously mentioned for Lot 8.
Lot 8 A similar Lot, being Nos. 29, 30, 31 & 32 The Leys Road, Woburn Sands, with rights of way over the passage to the South.

Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 have the joint use of the pump and well of drinking water situate near to the boundary line between Lots 2 and 3 (shown on the Sale Plane) and the various Lots are sold subject to the free passage to and from such pump for the owners and occupiers of such Lots, they paying equal shares of the expenses of keeping the same with the well in repair.  All the houses are let to good tenant sat low rentals.  The position of the property is very pleasant, it is well built and in good decorative repair, and I should commend itself as an excellent investment.

Lot 9 All that valuable freehold detached and double fronted residence substantially built of brick and slated, situated on West Hill, and lately in the occupation of the Misses White, at a yearly rental of £25. 0. 0. The house contains Entrance Porch, 2 reception rooms, kitchen with range and cupboards, china pantry, larder, scullery, and 3 good bedrooms with large wardrobes in two of them.  Outside is a coal barn and shed, and a brick and slated wash-house fitted with copper and fireplace, w.c. and a timber and iron covered barn. There is a pump and well of excellent drinking water.  The premises stand in a most pleasant position in an enclosed garden, the front boundary being a very fine holly hedge.  The position is one of the healthiest in the district, standing some 400 feet above sea level.  The garden contains many good fruit trees.  The property has a frontage to the main road of 90 feet or thereabouts and a frontage to duke street of 109 feet or thereabouts.  [Sold to Charles Sinfield for £500]

Extract from conditions:
5. The title shall commence as to Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 with an Indenture of Conveyance dated the 18th day of September, 1871, and made between Mary Goodman and Emma Goodman of the first part, William Goodman of the second part, William Higgins, Richard Higgins, and William Henry Smith of the third part, and Henry Pettit of the fourth part; as to part of Lot 9 with an Indenture of Conveyance dated the 27th day of February, 1874, and made between William Goodman of the one part and Ann Green of the other part; and as to the remaining part of Lot 9 with an Indenture of Conveyance dated the 10th day of October, 1874, and made between James Wright of the one part and Ann Green of the other part, and the Purchaser shall not require the production of or investigate or make any requisition or objection in respect of the prior title whether the same shall appear to be in the Vendor's possession or power or not.

Image and copy courtesy of Mr J. Gough.

Auction Woburn Sands

May 4th 1903 - Land & Buildings around The Station, Woburn Sands

Parish of Wavendon Buckinghamshire, adjoining Woburn Sands Railway Station. Particulars & Conditions of Sale of very valuable freehold properties consisting of 2 Brick and Slated Houses With large gardens and several Plots of Building Land; Also 3a. 1r. 15p more or less of land Adjoining the Gas Works, and formerly the site of the Fullers Earth Works, with the extensive Road Frontage; To be Sold by auction, by Messrs. Stafford and Rogers (Limited) at the Station Hotel, Woburn Sands, On Monday, May 4th, 1903, At 6.30 o'clock in the evening punctually, By direction of the owner. Messrs. Andrew, Smith & Douglas, Solicitors, 18, Market Square, Northampton. C. F. Timeus. Printer Etc, High Street, Bedford.

Parish of Wavendon Buckinghamshire. Adjoining Woburn Sands Railway Station. Particulars and Conditions of Sale of very valuable freehold properties consisting of 2 brick and slated houses with large gardens as let to Mr. John Bellamy at a Rental of £30 per annum; several plots of Building Land adjoining, with extensive frontages to the Main Road and Station Grove; also 3A 1R. 15P Adjoining the Gas Works (formerly the site of the Fullers Earth Works) with the excellent ponds of Water and extensive Road Frontages, together with the buildings to be pulled down adjoining the Station Hotel, and until recently used by Messrs. Goodhall for Steam Sawing purposes, &c. Messrs. Stafford and Rogers Limited have received instructions from the owner, to sell by auction, on Monday, the 4th day of May, 1903, at 6.30 o'clock in the evening punctually,

The above valuable Properties, in Lots as described in the annexed Particulars of Sale. Or in such other Lots as may be decided upon at the time of Sale.

Further Particulars and Conditions of Sale may he obtained and a Plan of the Properties inspected at the offices of Messrs. Andrew, Smith & Douglas. Solicitors. 18, Market Square. Northampton; the Auctioneers, Bedford; and at the place of Sale.

Particulars [Pencil notes - Lots 1, 2 and 3 offered together - No bid]
LOT 1 (coloured Pink on Sale Plan). The Very Valuable Freehold Property Situate within about 100 yards of Woburn Sands Railway Station in the parish of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, and consisting of 2 Substantially-Erected Dwelling Houses. Built of Brick and Slated; one of which contains 2 Front Rooms, Glazed Portico, or small  Conservatory,  4 Bedrooms, Kitchen, large Back Kitchen, Larder, and W.C., &co., and the other contains Front Room,  2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, and Washhouse, &co., together with Yards, &c.; also a large piece of Garden Land. This lot has a frontage of 111ft. (more or less) to the Main Road leading from Woburn Sands to Newport Pagnell, and is in the occupation of Mr. John Bellamy, together with Lots 2 and 3, at a Rental of £30 per annum, but whose tenancy can, if desired, be determined on September 29th, 1903; the apportioned Rent to this lot is £29 per annum. NOTE. - There is a right-of-way over this lot to the Brick and Tile Works on the West side as now enjoyed and shewn on the plans. N.B - The Stable and Loft situate on the N.W. corner of this lot adjoining the Road is not included in the sale of this lot, but will be sold separately to be pulled down (see Lot 6). [Pencil notes: “£345 - Not Sold”]
LOT 2 (coloured Yellow on Sale Plan) Adjoining Lot 1, and having a frontage of 50ft, (more or less) to the Main Road, in the occupation of Mr. John Bellamy together with Lots 1 and 3, Apportioned Rent of this lot 10/-. Note - This lot has no right-of-way over Lot 1. [Pencil notes: “Withdrawn”]
LOT 3 (coloured Green on Sale Plan). Another plot of building land of triangular shape near Lot 2, and having a frontage of 63ft. 9in. (more or less) to Station Grove.  This lot is also in the occupation of Mr. John Bellamy, together with Lots 1 and 2.  Apportioned Rent of this lot 10/-. NOTE - This lot has no right-of-way over Lot 1. [Pencil notes: £345 - “No bid”]
LOT 4 (coloured Yellow on Sale Plan). A Very Valuable Piece of Building Land Adjoining the Station Hotel, and having a frontage of 167ft. 6in. (more or less) to the Main Road, and an average depth of 123ft. 9in. (more or less). NOTE - The Buildings and other erections now standing on this lot are not included in the Sale, but will be sold immediately after the sale of this lot to be pulled down, and vacant possession of this lot will be given upon completion of purchase. The Purchaser shall pay in addition to his purchase-money a sum to be named at the time of sale for the 4 Ash and 1 Elm Trees standing on this lot. [Pencil notes: “£295 - Not Sold”]
LOT 5 (coloured Pink on Sale Plan). All that piece of land having an extensive building frontage to the Newport Road adjoining the Gas Works and close to the Railway Station, together with the Valuable Ponds of Water, and containing 3a.1r.15p. (more or less). It has also an extensive Railway frontage, and is well adapted for Manufacturing purposes where a large supply of Water is required. Outgoings:- Tithe Rent Charge payable to the Rector of Wavendon, value for the present year 14s. 3d., or thereabouts. [Pencil notes: “No bid”] Buildings to be pulled down and entirely cleared away on or before the 1st day of June, 1903, and to be paid for before removal. [Pencil notes: “Not Offered”]
LOT 6 Stable, and Loft over, 18ft. by 14ft. 6in., built of Timber and Plain Tiled, partly standing on Lots 1 and 4.
LOT 7 Office, 17ft. by 7ft., Brick and Slated, standing on Lot 4.
LOT 8 Work Shed, 60ft. by 14ft., Timber and Pantiled, standing on Lot 4.
LOT 9 Sawing Shed, 76ft. by 22ft., Tiled Roof on Brick Piers.
LOT 10 A Return Range of Buildings, 45ft. by 15ft. 6in. and 44ft. by 12ft. 6in., consisting of Engine Shed with Loft, Stabling, Loose boxes and Office, &c., built of Brick and Timber, and covered with plain and corrugated tiles.

Local Interest in Conditions of Sale:
5. The Title shall commence as to Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 with an indenture dated 5th October 1897, being the conveyance of those Lots to the Vendor, and as to Lot 5 with an indenture dated 17th July 1891, and the Purchaser shall not be entitled to call for production of or investigation the earlier title of the property.

Auction Woburn Sands

April 19th 1907 - Many houses, shops & Working Mens Club  

Woburn Sands, on the borders of Bucks and Beds, particulars and conditions of sale of important and valuable freehold properties comprising: 4 substantially built and centrally situate houses and shops, being the commodious corner house and shop in the occupation of Mr Popple ironmonger and those adjoining in the occupation of Messrs Horton Dovey and Bizzell, House and butchers shop in the station road in the occupation of Mr J W Steers, A brick built and slated cottage with garden adjoining, Brick built and slated house shop and bake house with extensive accommodation and newly erected and roomy bakehouse with cottage adjoining, A detached brick built small villa residence known as Fir Grove Villa, Theydon Avenue. The well constructed building of 2 storeys known as the Working Mans Club with spacious hall on the ground floor and suite of rooms above situate in Russell Street, An attractive semi detached cottage near the last and the 2 brick and slated cottages adjoining, 6 brick and slated cottages in Station Grove with gardens and outhouses, 4 brick and slated cottages known as the Brickyard Cottages, 8 brick and slated cottages occupying good positions in Aspley Hill. 11 brick built cottages a little lower down the Hill and a brick and slated building in Sheep Lane    

To be sold by auction by Messrs Geo Wigley and Sons on Friday April 19th 1907 at the Swan Hotel Woburn Sands at 5 o'clock exact time in 19 lots (unless previously disposed of by private treaty) by direction of the owners  

To view apply to the respective tenants and for further particulars to Messrs Langford and Redfern solicitors Moorgate Station Chambers Moorfields London EC or to the auctioneers Winslow, Fenny Stratford and Stony Stratford  

French printer Winslow  

Particulars. Note Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13 and 14 will be sold in accordance with the sale plan [sadly not present]

Lot 1  In the Station Road a brick built and part slated and tiled freehold house and butchers shop let on a repairing lease (lessor doing outside repairs) to Mr J W Steers for 7 years from  the 24th June 1905 expiring the 24th day of June 1912. The house contains shop parlour sitting room kitchen pantry and 4 bedrooms. In the yard is a brick and slated wash house EC brick and slated coach house slaughter house brick and corrugated iron roofed stable and chaff house. There is a well of water on the premises. Let as above at a rental of £30 per annum.  
Lot 2  A brick and part slated and tiled freehold cottage adjoining lot 1 with small front garden containing two good front sitting rooms one other room pantry scullery and 3 bedrooms two box rooms and barn. In the yard which has an approach from the Aspley Road are lean to brick and tiled stable and two EC's. Let to Mr Medcalf at 4s 3d per week, landlord paying rates gross rent £11 1s 0d.   
Lot 3 In the High Street the very central and advantageously situate freehold corner house and shop now in the occupation of Mr G E Popple (ironmonger) of substantial brick erection with a slated roof situate in the High Street Woburn Sands and at the corner of Russell Street. The house contains spacious corner shop parlour kitchen cellar WC. Upstairs sitting room 2 bedrooms and an attic together with a newly erected brick and slated warehouse so constructed as to be easily convertible into a roomy cottage or shop of three stories and adjoining a brick and slated warehouse with a basement at the back of which is a brick and slated coach house and stable. The property is let as a whole to Mr G E Popple on a yearly tenancy at a rental of £55 per annum. The right of way adjoining lot 14 and shown on sale plan will be included in this lot and will be sold subject to the right of way granted to Messrs Benskins brewery to the property marked sold on the plan and being on the south of lot 6. See Note 6 as to water supply.   
Lot 4 A brick and slated freehold house (let as a shop) with stone dressings situate in the High Street Woburn Sands containing good front room (with bay window) sitting room kitchen cellar three bedrooms and an attic. This property is let to Mr Horton on a tenancy terminating at Michaelmas next. Estimated rental £30 per annum. There is a garden containing brick and slated wash house two barns and an EC. This property was until recently occupied as a chemists shop and is undoubtedly well situate for business purposes. See note to lot 6  Lot 5 A freehold house and shop of similar erection with garden and outbuildings situate adjoining the last and occupied by Mr E G Dovey as a fancy and stationery shop containing large double fronted shop shop parlour kitchen sitting room 2 bedrooms attic and a good cellar. Let on a yearly tenancy at a rental of £35 per annum. The purchaser of this lot will forthwith erect and maintain a sufficient fence where shown on plan. See Note to lot 6   
Lot 6  A well built brick and slated freehold house and shop with stone dressings situate in the High Street Woburn Sands containing large double fronted shop with box windows shop parlour kitchen upstairs sitting room two bedrooms an attic and good cellar. Lately in the occupation of Mr Bizzell (butcher and fishmonger) at a rental of £35 per annum. There is a small garden at back with a brick and slated barn and EC.  

Note - the last four properties lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 have a joint use of the hard and soft water pumps which together with the wells shall be maintained at the joint expense of the respective purchasers. The purchaser of each of these lots shall have a right of way along the portion shown as such to the back ways and co and the said pumps and subject to the right of way granted to the owner of the property on the south side of lot 6. The purchaser of this lot shall forthwith erect and forever maintain a sufficient fence where shown on plan.   

Lot 7 Four capitol brick and slated freehold cottages occupying a very pleasant position commanding extensive views at the top of Aspley Hill, Woburn Sands. Each contains 4 rooms and has a garden with boarded and tiled barn and EC with side entrances. Let on weekly tenancies to Messrs F Whitlock Snr and W Stevens at 2s 6d per week each, G Rich at 2s 3d per week and G Cox at 2s 0d per week. Gross aggregate rental £24 1s 0d. Land tax apportioned for sale purposes 5s 10d. NB see footnote to lot 8   
Lot 8 Four freehold cottages situate a little further down the hill and divided by Harefield Cottage standing back from the road with a paled fence enclosing small front garden being the 2 brick and tiled and part slated cottages with a rustic work and tiled verandahs in the occupation of Mrs Cox at 2s 0d and 2s 6d per week each respectively each cottage having four rooms and pantry together with the two brick and slated cottages with similar accommodation occupied by Messrs D Griffin and G White respectively on weekly tenancies at 2s 6d per week each.   Each cottage has a garden and there are 2 boarded and slated and 2 brick and tiled out barns and EC's. Gross aggregate rental £24 14s 0d 

NB the above two properties are subject to a land tax of 11s 8d the amount apportioned (for sale purposes) to this lot being 5s 10d. Lots 7 and 8 will be sold subject to the right to draw water from a well on the vendors property adjoining Harefield Cottage. The repairs to the pump and well when necessary being borne in equal proportions by the owners having the right of user.  

Lot 9 Aspley Hill two brick and slated freehold cottages each containing parlour kitchen pantry and 2 bedrooms with brick and slated lean to barns small gardens and brick and tiled EC's   let to Messrs Wm Devereaux and F Whitlock Junr respectively at 2s 6d each per week (together with a portion of lot 10). Gross estimated rental £13. Land tax apportioned for sale purposes 2s 5d. This lot has the right to draw water from the wells on lot 10 and 11 which pumps or wells shall be kept in repair at the joint expense of the owners of the three lots. The purchaser shall forthwith erect and maintain a sufficient fence where shown on plan marked t. the property is sold subject to the District Councils right of way to the cesspit. See notes to lots 10 and 11. 
Lot 10 Four brick and slated freehold cottages situate in Aspley Hill and adjoining the last. Two containing 4 rooms pantry and lean to wash house, one 4 rooms and scullery and the other 2 rooms. Let respectively on weekly tenancies (together with a portion of lot 11) to Mr W Bardon at 2s 0d, Mrs Page at 2s 3d, R Griffin Snr at 3s 0d and R Griffin Snr at 1s 6d with yard and 6 brick and tiled barns and EC's. Gross estimated rentals £22 15s 0d. Land tax apportioned for sale purposes 5s 0d. See notes to lots 10 and 11. 
Lot 11 Five capitol brick and slated cottages (one newly erected) with gardens each containing 4 rooms and let respectively on weekly tenancies (together with a portion of lot 10) to Messrs G Butcher at 2s 6d per week W H Ball at 2s 6d Mrs Butcher at 2s 0d Mrs Wm Farmer at 2s 6d and A Clarke at 2s 6d. Gross estimated rental £31 4s 0d. At the side there are brick and tiled barns and EC's. The purchaser of this plot will erect and maintain a sufficient fence where shown T on sale plan. Lots 9 10 and 11 are subject to a land tax of 12s 6d the amount for sale purposes apportioned to this lot being 5s 0d   

Note to lots 9, 10 and 11- the above three lots will be sold in accordance with a plan to be produced at the time of the sale or it can be inspected previous to the sale at the office of the auctioneer. The lotting of the barns varies somewhat from the actual lettings.   

Lot 12 Two brick and slated freehold cottages with stone dressings and bay windows situate adjoining lot 13 and containing parlour kitchen scullery 3 bedrooms small front gardens and gardens at back well stocked with fruit trees with brick and slated barns and EC's which are approached by a right of way under the archway between the cottages. One let on a weekly tenancy at 5s 0d a week to Mr W Smith and one vacant. Gross estimated rental £26. This lot will be sold subject to the foot note to lot 13. The purchaser will forthwith erect a sufficient fence where shown on plan and marked T with a gate near passage.   
Lot 13 A very attractive and substantially built semi detached freehold cottage situate in Russell Street brick built with oak studding containing front sitting room parlour kitchen 4 bedrooms lean to wash house and EC with kitchen garden. Let to Mrs Whitbread on a weekly tenancy at 6s 0d per week. Gross rental £15 12s 0d. This property will be sold subject to the right of the purchaser or his tenant having the joint use of the pump and well of water with the adjoining cottages, they being kept in repair at the joint expense of both parties and subject to a right of way to the purchaser of lot 12 over and along the passage shown on plan. The purchaser shall forthwith erect a sufficient fence as shown on sale plan and marked T.   
Lot 14 The substantially constructed freehold building known as the Working Mans Club, very well designed and of a pleasing elevation, the bottom portion being brick built and the upper portion oak studded with brick panels and slated roof divided from the road by a wood fence with ornamental wrought iron entrance gates. It is situate in Russell Street but only slightly removed from the High Street. The lower portion comprising a spacious hall 47ft 6i x 23ft 6i is let to the Beds County Council together with the garden at back on which stands a boarded and slated shed as a Technical Education School at a rental of £13 per annum the tenancy expiring 24th June next. The hall also has two side entrances and one into the garden. The upper portion which is approached by a flight of steps on the north side comprises the club premises and suite of rooms comprising smoke room billiard room reading room and bar. Together with a brick and slated wash house barn and closet and let to the club on a tenancy for 12 months certain from March 25th 1907 at £20 per annum but formerly at a rental of £25 0s 0d per annum. The gross aggregate and estimated rental being £38 0s 0d per annum this property affords an unrivalled opportunity for the formation of a small syndicate to carry on the club and a safe investment for private investors.   
Lot 15  A well built brick and slated detached freehold house known as Fir Grove Villa situate in Fir Grove Theydon Avenue containing front parlour with bay window sitting room kitchen and scullery 3 bedrooms and a box room suitable for conversion into a bathroom or lavatory a lean to barn and EC. The house is set back and divided from the road by a small flower garden. It has a side entrance and good kitchen garden. There is a well of water on the property. This comprises a very compact and desirable small residence and will commend itself for either investment or occupation. It is let on a quarterly tenancy to Mr Robert James Lilley at a rental of ,18 per annum  
Lot 16 With possession on completion of the purchase in the Station Road a brick and slated freehold house shop and bakehouse occupying a good position with another entrance at side affording an excellent opportunity with a good opening for the building up of a business for which the accommodation of the premises is admirably adapted. The house contains good shop with box window shop parlour sitting room with bay window living room pantry large scullery with hard and soft water pumps 5 bedrooms a private entrance coal barn and EC. In the yard divided by a small garden is a newly erected brick and tiled and very roomy bake house with good large oven and co and a loft over. In the back yard is a brick and tiled stable with a loft over boarded and tiled barn with loft over boarded and slated cart shed with store room or granary over together with a brick and slated cottage containing four rooms and wash house let to Mr Clarke Snr on a weekly tenancy at 2s 6d per week. The shop and bakehouse were formerly let at £40 per annum. Gross aggregate (and estimated) rental £46 10s per annum.   
Lot 17  Six red brick and slated freehold cottages in Station Grove each containing parlour kitchen (with copper) pantry and 2 bedrooms. The backs and gardens are approached by an archway through the centre of the cottages. There is also an approach from the side. In the garden are brick and corrugated iron roof lean to coal barns WCs and boarded and corrugated iron roofed barns. There is a well of water in the gardens. They are let on weekly tenancies at the very low rent of 1s 11d per week each to T Randall, W Farmer, F Dickins, T Scardefield, C Crute and G Bosworth respectively. Gross aggregate rental £29 18s 0d   
Lot 18  Just off the Station Road four brick and tiled freehold cottages known as the Brick yard Cottages divided from the road by a wood palisade fence enclosing small front gardens. Each house containing four rooms and a brick and slated lean to scullery and has a small garden with brick and tiled barns and ECs approached by an archway through the cottages. There is a well of water on the premises. They are let on weekly tenancies as under; Messrs G Warren and T Arnold 2s 6d a week and F Adams and T Fletcher at 3s 0d per week each. Gross aggregate rental £28 12s 0d. The purchaser of this lot shall forthwith take down the existing gate into the brick yard and fence it in.   
Lot 19 A brick and tiled freehold building situate in Sheep Lane in the parish of Potsgrove well suited for use as a warehouse or for other purpose. This building is surrounded by land the property of his Grace the Duke of Bedford.  

Notes of local interest in the Stipulations: 
Lots 2 and 16: Neither of these lots shall at any time be used as a fried fish shop.   
Lots 3 4 5 6 12 13 14: The respective purchaser of these lots shall covenant to maintain good and sufficient fences on the sides marked T on the plan within the boundary and that they shall erect nothing but fences within 5 feet of Russell Street nor within 10 feet of High Street.   
Lot 15: No building shall be erected on this lot within 9 feet of Fir Grove. The purchaser of this lot shall forthwith erect and thereafter maintain a good and sufficient fence on the east and west sides of the lot within the boundary. No limekiln, brickkiln brick yard or smithy shall be constructed or made thereon. Until Fir Grove and Theydon Avenue shall be dedicated to the use of the public and accepted by them the purchaser of this lot shall pay a proportionate part according to the extent of the frontage of the lot of the cost of keeping Fir Grove and Theydon Avenue and the bridge or culvert in Theydon Avenue in repair. No house shall be erected on this lot of less annual value than £6 10s. No hut shed caravan house on wheels or other chattel deputed or intended for use as a dwelling house or sleeping apartment shall be erected made placed or used or allowed to remain on this lot and in case of breach of this stipulation the vendors may remove and dispose of any such erection or other thing and for that purpose may break fences and forcibly enter upon the lot and shall not be responsible for the safe keeping of anything so removed or for the lose thereof or damage thereto.   
Lot 17: The purchaser of this lot shall maintain a good and sufficient fence on the north east side thereof within the boundary and will not erect any building of an objectionable character on the property nor any building beyond the building line being five feet from Station Grove.

Notes of local interest in the Conditions of Sale:   

11. Title of lots  
Lot 1 Conv. On sale 2nd Sept 1884 between Alfred Smith and Geo. Speckley.   
Lot 2 Conv. On sale 10th Jan 1894 between Sarah Carter and Frank Albert Pickering.  
Lot 3 4 5 and 6 Conv. On sale 17th Aug. 1880 between Edward John Tyers and Thomas Yirral.  
Lot 7 8 Conv on sale 1st Oct. 1885 between Thomas Tandy, Joseph Palmer, Thomas Pickering 2nd part Edmond Hobbs 3rd part and Henry Edward Down and Frederick William Down 4th part.  
Part of lot 9 10 11 conv. On sale 20th July 1899 between Geo. Claridge 1st part Ann Goodman 2nd part Frederick William Down 3rd part and remainder on conv. On sale 23rd June 1876 between Charles Claridge 1st part Henry Edward Down and Frederick William Down 2nd part.   
Lots 12 13 conv. 28th June 1881 between William Marshall and Thomas Yirrell and the remainder thereof conv. On sale 17th Aug. 1880 between Edward John Tyers and Thomas Yirrell   
Lot 15 conv. On sale 8th sept 1893 between Geo. Loke and Jabez Whiting. 
Lot 16 greater part conv. On sale 2nd Feb. 1891 between Frederick Penton and Mary Ann Whiting and the remainder conv. Sale 2 Feb. between Annie Tomlin and Mary Ann Whiting. 
Lot 17 conv. On sale 1st dec 1891 between Thomas Yirrell and Yabez Whiting. 
Lot 18  conv. On sale 24th June 1897 between Emma Goodman 1st part Alfred Smith 2nd part and William Richard Roland 3rd part    lot 19 conv. On sale 13th July 1900 between trustee of the Protestant Dissenting Chapel and Frederick William Down.   

[Selling prices were obtained from another copy of this catalogue. Lot 1 £385; 2 £130; 3 £850; 4 £385; 5 £560; 6 £450; 7 £230; 8 £210; 9 £140; 10 £120; 11 £250; 12 £300; 13 £205; 14 £410; 15 £250; 16 £500; 17 £220; 18 £260; 19 £26  

Auction Woburn Sands

July 14th 1908 - Woodview House, Station Road

Woburn Sands, three minutes from the railway station, particulars of sale of the very attractive brick built small freehold residence distinguished as Woodview, Station Road, Woburn Sands, in the parish of Wavendon which Messrs Geo Wigley & Sons are instructed to sell by auction on Tuesday July 14th 1908 at the Swan Hotel Woburn Sands at five o'clock exact time (unless previously disposed of by private treaty)  

The property comprises the attractive small freehold residence distinguished as "Woodview" Station Road, Woburn Sands, charmingly situate in its own grounds within 3 minutes walk of the railway station.  

The house is brick built and slated with double bay front and entrance porch and contains- on the ground floor- entrance hall dining room with bay drawing room with bay morning room opening into a pretty conservatory and lounge side entrance and large kitchen larder and co. on the first floor- two good bedrooms with bay windows large ditto and two other bedrooms bathroom and WC the interior is excellently fitted with every modern convenience and both water and gas are laid on with 2 wells of water and force pumps. The house is approached by a carriage drive opening to the charming pleasure grounds which include small front lawn and tastefully planted garden well shaded and screened from the road with shrubs and overhanging trees with excellent vinery or conservatory small rose garden potting house and large kitchen garden well stocked with carefully selected fruit trees; at the rear is a full sized tennis lawn and small paddock. The brick and outbuildings consist of; coach house, two stall stable (or loose box) large loft over, coal barn and range of piggeries. The property is now let to James Hunt Hickin Esq. at the very low rental of £40 per annum on a lease having 4 years to run from 29th Sept next but formerly let at and of the estimated rental of £50 per annum. The property is exceptionally desirable for personal occupation, presenting a charming exterior and being in excellent decorative repair inside and the sale offers an unusual opportunity of acquiring one of the prettiest small residential properties in this popular neighbourhood and at the same time a safe and remunerative investment.  All landlords fixtures will be included in the purchase. The small boarded harness room, poultry houses and dog kennels and certain fixtures in the house are the property of the tenant a list of which will be produced at the sale. Land tax (1907-08) 17s 1d. Further particulars may be obtained of E T Worley Esq. solicitor Stony Stratford and with orders to view of the auctioneers Winslow, Fenny Stratford and Stony Stratford.

Auction Wavendon

October 21st 1910 - Land in Wavendon

Wavendon, Bucks.

Half a mile from Woburn Sands Station L & N-W Railway, with excellent service of trains to all parts

Particulars and Conditions of Sale of 22 Plots of Exceedingly Well-situate Freehold Building Land to be sold by Auction by Messrs. Geo. Wigley and Sons on Friday, October 21st, 1910, at the Leathern Bottel Inn, Wavendon, at Five o'clock, exact time.

The Plots vary in size from about one-fifth to one quarter of an acre, part having frontages to the main road from Newport Pagnell to Woburn Sands, and the remainder commanding magnificent views across the valley to the Woburn Sands Woods, to the proposed new road running at the back of the properties and the footpath in front.

An Excellent Supply of Good Water has been found on the Estate.

The Auctioneers wish to call the attention of Builders, Investors, and others to the above Plots, which are specially adapted for the erection of medium-sized Houses, which, bearing in mind the beautiful scenery and salubrious character of the district, they feel assured will let readily and prove a profitable investment.

A Plan of the Plots may be seen at the Auctioneers' Offices.

For further Particulars and Conditions of Sale apply to F. T. Tanqueray, Esq., Solicitor, Woburn, Beds, or to the Auctioneers, Newport Pagnell, Winslow, and 9, Regent Street, Waterloo Place, S.W.

J. Line, Printer, Newport Pagnell.

Particulars:
All the plots are freehold.
Lot 1 A desirable freehold Building Plot, having a frontage of 36 feet (on the square) to the high road from Newport Pagnell to Woburn Sands, and a mean depth of 250 feet, containing 1013 sq. yards more or less.
Lot 2. The adjoining Plot, having a similar frontage, and a mean depth of 260 feet, containing 1061 sq. yards more or less.
Lot 3. The adjoining Plot, having a similar frontage, and a mean depth of 271 feet, containing 1112 sq. yards more or less.
Lot 4. The adjoining Plot, having a similar frontage, and a mean depth of 277 feet, containing 1124 sq. yards more or less.
Lot 5. The adjoining Plot, having a similar frontage, and a mean depth of 280 feet, containing 1108 sq. yards more or less.
Lot.6. The adjoining Plot, having a similar frontage, and a mean depth of 280 feet, containing 1124 sq. yards more or less.
Lot 7. The adjoining Plot, having a similar frontage, and a mean depth of 275 feet, containing 1087 sq. yards more or less.
Lot 8. The Valuable Corner Plot, having a frontage of 55 feet to the high road from Newport   Pagnell to Woburn Sands, and a mean depth of 273 feet, containing 1220 sq. yards more or less.
Lot 9. A Valuable Building Plot, having a frontage of 68 feet to the proposed footpath, and a depth of 272 feet, approached from the proposed new road, containing 1278 sq. yards more or less.
Lot 10. The adjoining Plot, having a frontage of 40 feet and a depth of 272 feet, containing 1208 sq. yards more or less.
Lot 11 to Lot 22 [each with same details as Lot 10]

The Tithe paid (1909) on the field was £3 3s 7d which for the purposes of sale will be apportioned by the Auctioneers.  No Land Tax has been paid on the property by the owner.  An excellent supply of water has been found to exist on the property.

Local Notes in Conditions of Sale

6. Each lot is sold subject to the right to use for the drainage and sewerage of the adjoining property of Eastwood & Co. Ltd….

Auction Woburn Sands

May 8th 1913 - Horse Grove House, Station Road

With early possession - Woburn Sands - 5 minutes walk from Woburn Sands Station & 6 miles from Bletchley Junction. Healthy and salubrious district. Sand subsoil. Close to pine woods.  

Particulars and conditions of sale of the well situate detached and very substantially built freehold residence known as Horse Grove House situate in the Station Road with coach houses and stabling for 19 horses with large garden having an important building frontage to the Aspley Road the whole forming a good hunting box or with very slight modification of the extensive outbuildings might be advantageously converted into a motor garage and works. The whole property occupies an area of about half an acre which Messrs Geo Wigley & Sons are instructed by Mr Caleb Turner to sell by auction on Thursday May 8th, 1913 at the Swan Hotel Woburn Sands at five o'clock exact time.  For further particulars & conditions of sale apply to Mr F Tanqueray Esq. solicitor Woburn Beds or the auctioneers Winslow and Newport Pagnell

Particulars: [A]  A very pleasantly situate and attractive detached freehold residence standing in its own grounds distinguished as Horse Grove House very substantially built of 14in. Brickwork with slated roof, standing a convenient distance from the road with front flower garden planted standard rose trees having grass plots and gravelled path to front door enclosed by an ornamental palisade fence. The house   contains; wide entrance hall, drawing room with bay 13ft by 13ft 10in (exclusive of bay) fitted tiled register and hearth, dining room with bay window 13ft 10in by 13ft (exclusive of bay) fitted tiled register and hearth, morning room 12ft by 10ft 10in fitted cupboard, capitol kitchen fitted large range cupboard and dresser with drawer and cupboard under blue and red quarry floor, good well lighted cellar under morning room.  Approached from a wide landing - 5 bedrooms, and in the brick and slated back addition - Pantry (fitted meat safe and cupboard) scullery with sink copper and self setting range WC wood house and coal house. At the back and approached by a 10ft 6in private roadway at the side is a large gravelled yard with blue brick path round surrounded by a capitol range of brick and slated buildings comprising 13 loose boxes 6 stalls 3 coach houses and corn store viz. On the NW side coach house 8 loose boxes and a 3 stall stable, on the NE side 2 coach houses and corn store with lofts over, on the SE side loose boxes and a 3 stall stable. The water and gas is laid on and the drains connected to the sewer. The property has a total frontage of 45ft 10in. at the back of the yard is:  

[B] A large kitchen garden with a long frontage of about 67ft to the Aspley Road (Weathercock Lane) commanding good views and overlooking the heath planted with very productive espalier and other fruit trees with a large 3 bay lean to open shed on brick piers with corrugated iron roof.  

The property is freehold stands on a sand subsoil is exceptionally well built and in good repair situate about 5 minutes walk from Woburn Sands Station on the L&NW Ry and 6 miles from Bletchley Junction. It occupies an area of about half acre. The house which occupies a good situation, might advantageously be acquired by anyone requiring a hunting box with good and extensive stabling or having regard to the extensive outbuildings the good yard and the absence of any garage at the Sands, might with very slight modification be converted into a motor garage and works for which there is a undoubted opening whilst the frontage to the main roads adds considerably to the value of the property, the back land if not required being sold off as a residential building site.

The property will be first offered as a whole and if not so sold then in lots A and B, the purchaser of A bricking up the doorway leading to B. Early possession can be given. Tithe standard 4s 8d. Land tax redeemed  

Notes of local interest in the Conditions of Sale:    

3. Title commences with a Conveyance on Sale 22nd December 1897.

Auction Wavendon

May 27th 1913 - Salford Wavendon & Simpson

Salford Wavendon & Simpson. Particulars and Conditions of sale of a valuable Freehold Farm, situate at Salford but in the parish of Wavendon, comprising 71a 0r 12p of Capital Arable and Pasture land, with a range of farm buildings.  A highly attractive freehold accommodation grass field containing 13a 0r 17p situate at Wavendon and having a long frontage to the main road from Woburn Sands to Newport Pagnell, and affording very considerable possibilities for development. Two Valuable freehold accommodation closes, situate in the parish of Walton, with frontages to the road from Simpson to Walton, comprising 5a 2r 2p of rich grass land the whole comprising an area of about 89a 2r 31p which Messrs Geo Wigley & Sons are instructed to sell by auction at the “Leathern Bottel” inn, Wavendon on Tuesday May 27th 1913, at 4 o’clock exact time. Particulars, Plans, and Conditions of Sale may be obtained of F. Tanqueray, Esq, Solicitor, Woburn, or of the Auctioneers, Newport Pagnell, Winslow, Stony Stratford and Fenny Stratford. J. Line, Printer, Newport Pagnell.

General Remarks.
1. Possession of all the Lots will be given at Michaelmas next.
2. Each Lot has long frontages to existing roads.
3. The Farm (Lot 1) forms a very attractive investment, and with the present demand for small Agricultural Holdings, would readily let at a figure to show an excellent return on the outlay.
4. The quantities are taken or computed from the Ordnance Survey, and with the particulars, are believed to be correct, but their accuracy is not guaranteed.
5. All timber is included in the sale.
6. Each Purchaser shall take to and pay for the outgoing Tenant's valuations and claims under his Tenancy Agreement, and pay any outgoings chargeable upon the lot or lots purchased by him. These outgoings are stated for the information of purchasers, but no guarantee of their accuracy or of the identity of the property subject to the charges can be given, and should any legal apportionments be required they must be carried out by the purchaser or purchasers at their own expense.

Lot 1. A valuable freehold farm, situate at Salford, but in the Parish of Wavendon, Bucks, containing in all 71a. 0r. 12p. of capital arable and pasture land, with good road frontage, divided as follows: -
No. on Plan, Name of Field, Cultivation, A.R.P.
Part 304, Homestead Field, Grass 3a 1r 3p
304, Home Field, … 5a 2r 26p
308, Mill Field, Arable, 24a 2r 23p
307 Big Field, Grass, 27a 1r 20p
Total: 60a 3r 32p

There is a timber, pan-tiled, and galvanized iron roofed range of farm comprising Barn, Cart   Shed, Stable and Calf Pens, together with enclosure of arable and garden land. No. (part) 304 on plan, containing 10a. 0r. 20p. The 10 acre field on the plan affords a very eligible site for the erection of a farm house, being situate within a convenient distance of the Farm Buildings, and close to the piece of ground now used as a Garden, which is planted with Pear Trees. Raspberry Canes, and Gooseberry Bushes, or for a Gentleman's Residence.

There is a plentiful supply of water, and easy access can be had to the road from Salford to Wavendon. No land tax is charged on the property.   The Tithe paid for 1912 on this lot was £19. 9s. 3d. Possession will be given at Michaelmas next.

N.B. This Lot will first be offered as a whole, and if not so sold then in Lots A and B; and in the event of the property being sold in two Lots the Tithe will be apportioned, and the Purchaser of Lot A shall have the right of user of the water in the ditch on the north side of Lot B with a right of way over Lot B to and from the same at all times for the purposes of his said lot.

Lot 2. A highly valuable freehold accommodation grass field, comprising 13a. 0r.17p. of first-class pasture land, situate in the village of Wavendon, occupying an important position on high ground, with a long frontage to the main Woburn Sands Road, which can be easily developed with great advantage. An excellent supply of good Water has been found on the land. There are two wells of water on the land, but the water in the well, marked A on the plan, and the well, and pipes leading to the well, are reserved out of the sale to the vendor, with a right of way at all times to enter the said land for the purpose of repairing the said well and pipes. The Well and Pump marked B on the Sale Plan are included in the Sale.

No Land Tax charged. Tithe paid (1912) £4. 2s. 6d. Possession will be given at Michaelmas next. The Property commands magnificent views across the valley to the Woburn Sands Woods.

Lot 3. The Valuable Freehold Enclosure of meadow land, containing about 2a. 2r. 9p. Close   to the Simpson Village, but in the Parish of Walton, adjoining the River Ouse, and with a frontage to the main road from Simpson to Walton. No Land Tax charged. There is a Tithe, value (1912) £1. 0s. 10d., on Lots 3 and 4, which will be apportioned between the two Lots by the Auctioneers for purposes of sale. Possession will be given at Michaelmas next. All timber included in the sale.

Lot 4. A Valuable Accommodation Close of Freehold grass land, in the Parish of Walton. with frontage to the Simpson and Walton Road, nearly adjoining Lot 3, and containing 2a. 3r. 33p. A valuable bed of gravel underlies the property. No Land Tax charged. There is a Tithe value (1912) £1. 0s. 19d. on Lots 3 and 4, which will be apportioned   between the two Lots by the Auctioneers for the purposes of sale. Possession will be given at Michaelmas next. All timber included in the sale.

Local Notes in Conditions:

3 - The Title shall commence as to Lot 1 with a Conveyance on Sale dated the 12th day of March, 1903 and made between The Official Trustee of Charity Lands of the 1st part, The Governors of Dr. Challoner's Grammar School of the 2nd part, and Jane Rebecca King of the 3rd part. As to Lot 2 with Conveyances on Sale dated respectively the 19th February, 1908 and the 16th day of July, 1909, and respectively made between Cox and Company of the first part, Oscar Leslie Stephen of the 2nd part, and the said Jane Rebecca King of the 3rd part, and as to Lots 3 and 4 with the Will of Fanny Maria Pinfold, who died on the 30th October, 1902, and the Purchasers of these Lots shall assume that the Testatrix was at the date of her death seized of these Lots in fee simple in possession free from encumbrances and that the same passed under the general devise contained in her said Will.

Auction Woburn Sands

November 26th 1920 - Fairleigh Cottage, Hardwick Road, & Shop

To close a trust, Woburn Sands, almost adjoining the celebrated pine woods. Particulars and conditions of sale of:

A detached freehold house known as "Fairleigh Cottage" Hardwick Road with a good garden outbuildings and orchard planted with selected fruit trees in full bearing. Vacant possession.

The freehold plot of building or garden ground in Hardwick Road. 

The freehold corner house with butchers shop and premises occupying an excellent position for business with all necessary outbuildings as now in the occupation of Mr J W Pratt. Town water. Main drainage. Gas.   

Which Messrs Geo Wigley & Sons are instructed by the trustees of the will of the late Mr Thomas Hudson to sell by auction on Friday November 26th 1920 at the Swan Hotel Woburn Sands at 5 o'clock exact time in three lots (unless previously disposed of by private treaty)   for further particulars apply to R. Hobourn Esq. solicitor Woburn Beds or the auctioneers Winslow Fenny Stratford and Newport Pagnell  

Particulars:
Lot 1 A very desirable freehold detached cottage residence known as "Fairleigh Cottage" Hardwick Road being brick built and slated and containing‑ entrance lobby, two sitting rooms (one fitted with large cupboard) corridor leading to kitchen pantry and wash house (fitted sink and copper) under the stairs there is a capital store cupboard and on the first floor two good bedrooms. Immediately at the back of the house which is also approached by a private carriage entrance is a kitchen garden in which there is a brick and slated WC a boarded and slated well lighted workshop eminently adapted for conversion into a garage or stable together with a boarded and corrugated iron roof lean to stable and coach house.  On the east side of the property is an orchard of 1r 20p well planted with the choicest fruit trees (mostly apple also plum and pear) which have been well pruned and now in full bearing heavy crops from which have yielded a considerable income.  The whole property has an area of about half an acre. Land tax redeemed. Tithe standard 7/-. The drainage is connected to the main sewer. Town water is laid on and the gas mains laid down the road. All fixtures the property of the landlord will be included in the sale.
Lot 2 An excellent plot of freehold garden ground or building land having a frontage of about 50ft to the Hardwick Road, Woburn Sands and enclosed therefrom by an iron palisade fence on a dwarf brick wall. There are a number of fruit trees planted in this garden and it presents a very eligible plot for the erection of a house or bungalow in this favourite and healthy centre.   Note- the main sewer, water main and gas mains are adjacent to the property. The tenant has agreed to give vacant possession on 1st January 1921 being allowed further time if necessary to remove any crops there may be.  
Lot 3 A brick and slated and part tiled freehold corner house and butchers shop, containing good shop front parlour or office two sitting rooms pantry and in the back addition a brick and tiled kitchen whilst on the first floor are three bedrooms with attic and cupboard over.  At the back of the house is a lean to glass roof enclosing a portion of the back yard adjoining which is an asphalt yard ranged round which is a brick and pan tiled slaughter house and fasting pen a brick and slated cart shed and stable with a loft over and two WCs.  There is a side cart entrance to the yard from the main street which will be conveyed to the purchaser of this property subject to the several rights of way in respect of the adjoining property occupied by Mr Lancaster as particularised in the conditions of sale. The property is connected to the sewer and gas and water are laid on. The whole is now in the occupation of Mr J W Pratt on a long standing tenancy at a very low rental of ,30 per annum, tenant doing inside repairs. The kitchen grate copper in yard and usual tenants fixtures are excluded from the sale. Land tax 7/1.  Note- this property has for many years past been occupied for the business of a butcher for which it is eminently adapted and being situate at the corner of the High Street and Aspley Road is in a very commanding position for trade purposes. The rent is an old one and has not been increased for a great number of years although worth considerably more.  

[This last lot is stamped through "sold", before the auction took place]  

Notes of local interest in the Conditions of sale: 
2. Day of completion 24th Dec 1920  
3. Part of lot 1 title conv. On sale 30th June 1877  remainder conv. On sale 3rd Dec 1879.   Lot 2 conv. On sale 1st Aug. 1882.  Lot 3 ind. Of Mort. 11th Nov. 1903  
6. Rights over lot 3 are for taking coal or ashes by horse cart or hand cart and right of light and sewerage.

Auction Woburn Sands

June 18th 1926 - Pine Villa & Rose Villa, Chapel Street

Woburn Sands, Bucks.

Messrs Cumberland and Hopkins (E. A. Cumberland and H. W. Clough) have received instructions from the respective owners to sell by Auction, in two lots, at the Swan Hotel, Woburn Sands, on Friday, June 18th 1926 at 5.30 o’clock, the undermentioned valuable Freehold Villa Residences:

Lot 1. The brick-built and slated Freehold Semi-detached Six-roomed Villa Residence known as “Pine Villa” situate in Chapel Street, Woburn Sands, in the parish of Wavendon, and let to Mr J. Fisher, a quarterly tenant, at a rent amounting to £13 0s 0d per annum. Tenant paying the outgoings.
Lot 2. The adjoining and similarly semi-detached Villa Residence distinguished as “Rose Villa” Estimated Annual Rental £20 0s 0d Tenant paying outgoings.

Note:- Lot 2 is unlet, and will be sold with vacant possession on completion of purchase.

Water Supply. Main Drainage.

Conditions of sale will be produced at the time of sale. These properties may be viewed at any time on application to Mr J. Fisher, “Pine Villa”, Woburn Sands, and further particulars had of Messrs Newton and Calcott, Solicitors or of Messrs Cumberland and Hopkins, Auctioneers and \estate Agents, both of Leighton Buzzard. Printed by H. Jackson & Co, High Street, Leighton Buzzard.

27th May, 1965  -  Concra Park Estate, Weathercock Lane

Woburn Sands 2½ acres of residential building land for sale by auction 27th May, 1965. Solicitors: Messrs. R. Hobourn & Co., Woburn, Bletchley, Bucks. (Tel.: Woburn 209) Auctioneers: Messrs. Foll & Parker, 9 High Street, Woburn Sands, Bucks. (Tel: Woburn Sands 3231) and Associated Offices of Brown & Merry at Aylesbury, Bedford, Berkhamsted, Bletchley, Hemel Hempstead, Leighton Buzzard, Stony Stratford, Tring and Wendover. With Vacant Possession - Woburn Sands - On the borders of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. 5 miles Bletchley.13 miles Bedford. 45 miles London.

Particulars, Plan and Conditions of Sale of valuable Freehold Building Land with Outline Planning Consent for residential development having an area of approx. 2½ acres which Foll & Parker are instructed by Mrs. A. P. Novikoff to sell by auction at the Memorial Hall, Woburn Sands on Thursday, 27th May, 1965 at 6 p.m.

Solicitors: Messrs. R. Hobourn & Co., Woburn, Bletchley, Bucks. (Woburn 209).

Auctioneers: Messrs. Foll & Parker, 9 High Street, Woburn Sands, Bucks. (Tel. Woburn Sands 3231) and Associated Offices of Messrs. Brown & Merry at Aylesbury, Bedford, Berkhamsted, Bletchley, Hemel Hempstead, Leighton Buzzard, Stony Stratford, Tring and Wendover.

General Remarks: Woburn Sands is a popular residential district on the borders of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire and close to the well-known Pine Woods of the Woburn Estate. It has an excellent shopping centre, providing for all daily needs. Anglican, Roman Catholic and Non-Conformist Churches are within half-a-mile of the site. The Woburn Sands and Aspley Guise Golf Club (9 holes) is within a quarter of a mile.

Woburn Sands Station, L.M.R. on the Bletchley-Bedford Branch line is ¾ mile distant. Bletchley Junction L.M.R. with main line services to London and the North is within 6 miles. This line is in the process of being electrified and the new services are officially forecast to commence in April, 1966; the suburban trains to Euston taking approximately one hour and faster trains less than the hour. There are access points to the M1 motorway at Husborne Crawley (B 557) 2½ miles distant and at Broughton (A 50) about 4 miles. Bedford 13 miles. Luton 16 miles. London 45 miles.

Particulars: The land comprises O.S. Nos. 105pt, 101pt., 102pt. and 103pt. in the Parish of Aspley Guise, Beds, and is edged pink and coloured green and brown on the sale plan. It has a frontage to Weathercock Lane of over 160ft. and an area of approx. 2½ acres

Outline Planning Permission No. 3155A was issued by the Ampthill Rural District Council on 25th February, 1965, for 10 dwellings to be erected on the site subject to the following Conditions:
1. The development proposed shall be carried out only in accordance with detailed plans which shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority and which shall show the following: (a) the layout of the site including the disposition of roads and buildings and access arrangement to site and buildings. These should provide in particular for access to adjacent land and for only one access to the existing highway; (b) plans and elevations of all buildings and other structures; (c) colour and type of facing materials to be used for external walls and roofs.
2. Within 12 months from the date of the commencement of building operations, trees and shrubs shall be planted in accordance with a landscaping scheme to be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority, and thereafter these shall be maintained and any trees or shrubs which die shall be replaced.

The land which is sandy soil rises from Weathercock Lane to over 350 ft. above sea level. The site provides a rare opportunity for a choice residential development in an area much sought after and where the demand for houses or bungalows of good quality is continuing to increase. Main services of water, drainage, gas and electricity are available. Vacant possession will be given on completion of the purchase which shall take place on 30th June, 1965.

Local Notes in the Special Conditions of Sale:
8. The Title shall commence with a Conveyance on sale dated the 11th day of December 1901.
9. (a) Not to erect any buildings other than detached houses or bungalows and garages for use in connection therewith within the area edged pink on the sale plan;
(b) Not to erect more than 10 houses and/or bungalows on the-property hereby agreed to be sold;
(c) Not to erect any building of any kind on the areas coloured green on the sale plan being 50 ft. from the back boundary of No. 43" Aspley Hill and 15 ft. from the back boundary of No. 53 Aspley Hill.
(d) Not to use the area coloured brown on the sale plan as a means of vehicular access or for the parking of vehicles.
(e) To retain and preserve the group of 5 Scots Pines, the 3 trees: near the South West boundary and such trees as it is possible to retain on the Weathercock Lane frontage.
(f) To erect within one month of completion a close boarded fence, (pressure creosoted) 6ft. 6in. high of a design to be approved by the Vendor between the points marked A and B and B and C on the sale plan.

Printed by the Powage Press Ltd, Aspley Guise, Beds.


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