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- Battle, East Sussex - Sale Prospectus for the Battle Abbey Estate 1901 - Incomplete But with Three Large Folding Maps and Many Photographs. St. Mary's Villas Estate - Sale Prospectus for Frehold Villa Residenses and Building Land for Auction 1892

Joseph Stower. 1901, 1st Edition. Disbound, Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Incomplete sale particulars of the proposed sale by auction of the Battle Abbey Estate in 1901. Wrappers and pages 1-2 & 7-16 wanting. Otherwise 38p with 13 b/w photos of the Abbey including the crypt, Abbot's Hall, Beggar's Hall, Library etc. Three large folding maps comprising 1) The Batte Estate: text includes descriptions of the Abbot's Hal, Refectory, Crypts, Ministrel gallery, Beggar's Hall, Dining Room, Abbot's parlour, library and etc.; Chatler's down, Squirrel Farm, Whitelands Farm, Lower Almonry Farm,Upper Almonry Farm, The Kilk Lands, Netherfield Farm,Virgin's Croft Farm, Barrack Lands, Sandpits Farm, Ringlett's Farm, Eastlands Farm, Fuller's Farm, Coursebarn Farm, Little Park Farm, Backfriars Farm, Marley Farm, Beanford Farm, Lower Marley Farm, Branshill Farm and Burnt Chimney Farm. Plan2 : the Outlying Portions of the Estate in the Parishes of Ewhurst and Northiam: Reeves & Watt's Palace Farm, Newhouse Farm, Marchant's Farm, Chantry Lands, Tufton Place, Padgam Farm and Shoreham Farm. Plan3 In the Parishes of Bexhill & Hooe Upper Barnhome Farm - "an excelleny dairy farrm", Middle Barnhorne Farm, Constable's Farm, Lower Barnhole Farm and various marshes aned woodlands. The incomplete prospectus is party disbound but photos and maps are in reasonable condition. Plans have been misfolded in the past and there are some rmostly marginal tears. Nevertheless capabale of resurection in particular the fine estate plans. All dated 1901 for Sale by Action by Joseph Stower. "Battle Abbey remained in the Webster family until 1858, when it was sold by the sixth baronet, who died in 1853, to Lord Harry Vane, later Duke of Cleveland. On the death of the Duchess of Cleveland in 1901, the estate was bought back by Sir Augustus Webster, 7th baronet. It was an all-girls boarding school when Canadian troops were stationed there during the Second World War, and continues as a school now. Sir Augustus (son of Sir Augustus, 7th baronet) was born in 1864 and succeeded his father as 8th baronet in 1886. In 1895, he married the only daughter of Henry Crossley of Aldborough Hall, Bedale. Sir Augustus was formerly a captain in the Coldstream Guards. The descendants of Sir Augustus Webster, 7th and last baronet (died 1923), finally sold Battle Abbey to the British government in 1976 and it is now in the care of English Heritage" (wiki) .See scans and email for many more.. Fair (Disbound).
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 39.75 US$ 45.73 | JPą 5144] Book number 007686

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