Down End Estate 1956
The Fleming Down End Estate comprising of 1788 acres including 5 farms, 354 acres woodland was offered for sale by auction on Friday 8 June 1956 by Messrs. Knight, Frank, Rutley at Hotel Ryde Castle. Mr Peter Oldfield, the auctioneer announced that Heasley Farm East (253 acres) and Heasley Farm West (294 acres) had been sold privately to Mr. A. E. Brown C.C. of Merston Manor; also Accommodation land of 13 acres had been purchased by Mr. C. Calloway, the tenant.
No bids for Combley Farm (377 acres). Duxmore Farm (238 acres), Havenstreet, was withdrawn at £4250, as was a lot of 339 acres of woodland stretching from Great Combley and fronting the south side of Quarr Hill at £950. Lynn Farm, Havenstreet (157 acres) was withdrawn at £4350. Saltmoor Copse, Whippingham £2400, other smaller lots failed to find purchasers.
A plantation at Whippingham sold for £300, Long Rew woodland between Wootton and Arreton for £500, the gravel pit between Wootton and Arreton for £1750 was purchased by Mr J. Ball.
Source: Isle of Wight County Press 9 June 1956This page was last edited on: 4th March, 2015 06:16:22