Northampton Mercury, 3rd June 1865, transcribed by Susan Manton
Northamptonshire on the borders of Beds.
The Knuston Hall Estate,
in the parishes of Irchester and Rushden.
A most important and compact Freehold Residential Property lying in a ring fence.
Comprising the excellent Family Mansion, seated on an eminence, in a well timbered Park, with beautiful Gardens and Pleasure Grounds, and surrounded by 924 A. ON 36P. of highly productive Land, divided into three convenient farms, with newly erected homesteads, producing a rental of about £1,730 per annum, tithe free and land tax redeemed. The Estate abounds in beds of rich Ironstone.
Chinnock, Galsworth, & Chinnock
Have been favoured with instructions
To Sell by Auction
At Garraway’s Coffeehouse, Chance Alley, City of London, on Wednesday June 14 (unless previously disposed of by Private Contract.)
One of the most important and truly valuable Freehold Estates in Northamptonshire, known as the Knuston Hall Estate, situate in a famous sporting neighbourhood on the borders of Bedfordshire, four miles from Wellingborough, 12 from Northampton, and 14 from Bedford, within easy access of the Metropolis by the Midland Railway.
The Property comprises a commodious and substantially built FAMILY MANSION, exceedingly well placed in a finely timbered PARK of 40 acres and commanding beautiful landscape views. The Pleasure Grounds around the Mansion are laid out with great taste, the Plantations, belts of trees and Ornamental Water forming pleasing features. The Kitchen Gardens are sheltered and well stocked; the outbuildings and stabling compact and well arranged. The Land is of a superior character, well adapted for turnip husbandry and comprises an area of 924A On 36p, lying in a ring fence, intersected by good rods and divided into three compact farms, with good Homesteads, extensive newly erected Farm Buildings and let to highly respectable tenants of long standing. The plantations and coppices throughout the Estate are well arranged for sporting and there is the right of fishing in the River Nene. The Estate abounds in rich beds of Ironstone and the ore obtained is considered to be the best yet seen in the county. Several ironworks in the immediate neighbourhood are in profitable working, thus rendering this Estate particularly eligible as an investment and employment of capital.
Particulars, with plans, may be obtained of Messrs. Brace and Leathers, Solicitors, 9, Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London and of Messrs. Chinnock and Co. Land agents and Surveyors, 11, Waterloo place Pall Mall.