West Hythe Kent. 150 Acres Of Freehold Rich Grazing And Fatting Marsh Land..


In cream patterned paper wrapper. Memorandum page with details completed in manuscript and receipted by six pence stamp. Old crease across centre, some foxing, largely confined to rear wrapper and a couple of small ink blots. Plan stained along centre fold of verso, barely affecting the main image; otherwise a very good copy.



W. and B. Hobbs.,






By order of the trustees of edward broadley...west hythe kent...between hythe and dymchurch adjoining and having a long frontage to the main road, near littlestone golf links, the unequalled sands of dymchurch, and within easy reach of the favourite seaside resort of folkestone. particulars, plan and condition of sale of about 150 acres of freehold rich grazing and fatting marsh land the pastures with buildings being especially adaptable for dairy purposes with an available frontage ripe for immediate development. there is a looker's cottage and ample buildings. vacant possession will be given on completion with the exception of about 25 acres of beachland let on leases to the kent county council. which messrs. w and b. hobbs in conjunction with mr. arthur marchant will sell by auction at the saracen's head hotel, ashford, on thursday, july 8th, 1924, at three o'clock in the afternoon, in two lots.

Item Description

AUCTION SALE CATALOGUE. Folio. 8 x 12.5 inches. [8] pp.


Illustrated by hand coloured 1/2500 folding plan, 19 x 15 inches.


The land is sold in two lots; Lot 1 is 143 acres of Rich Grazing and Fatting Marsh Land, especially adaptable for dairy purposes with several buildings and yards, including standing for 100 or more cows, a four room looker's cottage, outhouses and 'a vast and valuable accumulation of beach.' Lot 2 is 'The Six Acres,' with an 'important frontage' on the Lower Wall Road from Bonnington to Hythe. The completed Memorandum attached to the catalogue indicates that it was the small Lot 2 that was sold, although it is stated: 'If Lot 1 is not sold this Lot will be withdrawn'; possibly it was sold and the sale recorded on another copy of the catalogue. Lot 2 was purchased by Albert George Chittenden of Cinderella Farm, West Hythe, Dairyman, for £480. The attached plan shows that George Chittenden (his name replaced by Albert on the Memorandum) held land adjoining Lot 2. The catalogue includes an attractive large scale plan in watercolour.

[Stock No. 24945]

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