[ Victorian Norfolk: auction catalogue. ] Particulars and Plan of the Highly Valuable Freehold Estate of the late Mr. Hugh Aylmer, comprising the Abbey & Manor Farms, in the Parish of West Dereham […]. [ With coloured fold-out 'Plan of Estates'. ]

Salter, Simpson & Sons in conjunction with Messrs. Bidwell [ Hugh Aylmer, Norfolk landowner and cattle breeder ]
Publication details: 
First Edition. 'At the Town Hall, Downham Market, on Friday, August 3rd, 1894.' Printed by the Bury Post Company (Limited), Bury St. Edmund's.
SKU: 19581

15pp., folio. Stapled. In light-green printed wraps. With black and white photographic frontispiece illustration of 'West Dereham Abbey'; and coloured 50 x 76 cm. fold-out 'Plan of Estates at West Dereham, Norfolk, for Sale by Auction by Salter, Simpson & Sons in comnjunction with Messrs. Bidwell 1894', by 'Alger & Son, Litho. Diss'. Aged, worn and creased, with rusted staples, and map with closed tear and fraying to its outer edge. Containing descriptions of the twenty-five lots into which the estate is divided for the purposes of the sale ('The Estate, containing 1170a. 2r. 37p., will First be Offered in its Entirety, and if not Sold, then in the following Lots.'). Initial 'General Remarks' begin: 'The Abbey and Manor Farms have for the last half-century been occupied by the late Mr. HUGH AYLMER, who, with conspicuous success, established and maintained there his noted Herd of Shorthorn Cattle and Flock of Cotswold Sheep. | The Property is situate 4 miles from Downham Market on the G.E. Railway, 13 Miles from the Excellent Market Town and Port of King's Lynn, 12 from Swafham and Brandon, and Abbey Station on the Downham and Stoke Ferry Branch of the Great Eastern Railway is situate upon the Estate. | The Navigable River Wissey bounds the Estate on the South, giving water-carriage for Corn and other produce in addition to the Railway Facilities. | The Estate is renowned for its fine old Pasture Land, of which there is a large proportion, while the major portion of the Arable is exceptionally fine Corn and Root Land. The Pastures are well fenced and well supplied with water. [...]' Scarce: no copy on either OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC. Cambridge University has an 1894 catalogue, by the same parties, of 'a portion of the real estate of the late Mr. Hugh Aylmer'.