Auction of valuable land and buildings in the Ryde area from the Oglander and the late Mr W. Player Brigstock estates
11 June 1921
The auction was well attended for this sale of land and property and was conducted by Mr. Arthur Dockrill from the auctioneers Francis Pitts and Son of Newport and was held at Unity Hall, Newport on Saturday 11th June.
Oglander estate. ten lots came under hammer totalling some 480 acres [but not all the acreage was detailed in the auction report] and attracted considerable interest, and the sale reached £12,000.
Aldermoor Farm, Ashey, 107 acres with farmhouse and buildings, rental £200.00 per annum, was sold to the sitting tenant Mr Cyril Minter for £5,000.00.
Hospital Lane Dairy, with land totalling 22 acres with stabling etc., rental £67.00 per annum, sold to the sitting tenant Mr. James Prior for £1500.00.
Preston Farm, near Ryde, comprising of some 55 acres and including a farmhouse and buildings, with an annual rental of £200.00. sold to the sitting tenant Mr. Abraham Horsford for £4000.00.
One rood [quarter of an acre] and 22 poles of arable land [665 square yards] at Carpenters on the main Brading -St. Helens was sold for £60.00 to Mr Tolley.
Two acres of pasture land at Carpenters was sold to Mr.Tolley for £140.00.
Five acres of pasture on the south side of St. Helens Green was sold to Mr. T. Keeping, existing tenant for £330.00.
Three and a quarters acres of land at Swanmore currently producing a rental of £13.00per year, sold to Mr.C.Guy sitting tenant for £250.00.
Nursery Garden, Piglet Lane, Swanmore, totalling more than2 acres, producing a yearly rental of £10.00, sold to Mr Frank Orchard for £350.00.
Almost 4 acres of land used for allotments at Swanmore producing £7.6.6, per year rental, sold to Mrs Howe for £220.00.
Hillgrove Farm, near St Helen’s railway station with acreage in excess of 84 acres, currently let to Messrs Sidney Ansell and son at a rental of £124.00. The bidding reached £3,800 but failed to reach the reserve, and was withdrawn.
Part 2, of the auction saw the lots from the Brigstocke estate coming under the hammer:-
Gatehouse Farm, Ashey, this comprised of a farmhouse, farm buildings and a cottage with land totalling 84 acres. Currently let to Messrs W.C. and G…Russell at a rental of £145.00 per annum. Sold to Mr. E. Loader of Ryde for £3550.00.
Deacon’s Dairy, Ashey, which included cottages and 8 acres of pasture land and produced an annual rental of £25.00. Sold to Mr. William Cass current tenant for £880.00.
Mill house small holding comprising of cottage and 8 acres of land, producing an annual rental of £40.00 per annum, existing tenant Mr, R. Russell. Sold to Mr. Attrill, Brightstone, for £880.00.
Fourteen acres of accommodation pasture land comprising part of Mill House Farm, producing £40.00 rental per annum, tenant Mr. Russell. sold to Mr. P. Paul for £920.00.
Five acres of accommodation land, part of Mill House Farm, producing an annual rental of £15.00. Sold to Mr.P.Paul for £810.00.
Stroud Wood Dairy, near Upton, 12 acres with dwelling house and stables, with an annual rental of £42.5.10. Sold to Mr G.H.Taylor existing tenant for £850.00.
Stroud Wood, Ashey four enclosures of pasture and allotment land totalling 13 acres, producing £15.10.0 rental per annum. Sold to Mr. C. Langdon for £590.00.
Allotments, gardens and pasture land near Stroud Wood, producing an annual rental of £10.00, sold to Mr.G.HTaylor for £250.00.
Ryde cricket and football ground totalling over 5 acres, bidding reached £1850.00 but failed to reach the reserve and was withdrawn.
Two addional lots from the estate of Mr.G.R.Brigstock were offered:-
Twenty three acres of pasture land with stabling near Ashey Station, reached £1180.00 but failed to reach the reserve, and was withdrawn.
The brickworks opposite Stroud Wood reached £640.00. and was withdrawn.
Source:- County Press June 1921