Property Auction - Nouds Estate - 1861 and 1901
This Sale was due to take place in June but that month it was recorded as "Postponed" - the Estate remained in the hands of the Barling Family until the auction some forty years later in 1901. The Auction of 1901 was directed by the Trustees of Philip Barling who died at Nouds aged 67 - 13 February 1897.
|Kentish Gazette 18th March 1808;|
Auction (Postponed) - advertised 21st May 1861
23rd April 1861 (Kentish Gazette) - First announcement of proposed sale by Philip Barling of Lynsted Farm, Monks Farm and Bogle Farm.
"LYNSTEAD AND NEIGHBOURHOOD. FOR SALE BY AUCTION, ON FRIDAY, the 28th of JUNE, 1861, AT THE SHIP INN, FAVERSHAM. At One for Two o'clock in the Afternoon, subject to such conditions as shall be then produced, the following Valuable FREEHOLD ESTATES, IN LOTS:
Lot 1.- BOGLE FARM, in the parish of LYNSTEAD, comprising a commodious Farm House, Barn, Outbuildings, and 15a. 1r. 36p. of Orchard and Arable Land.
Lot 8.- A COMPACT LITTLE FARM, called Monks, in the parish of LYNSTEAD and NORTON, containing with site of house and outbuilding 30a. 0r. 39p, of Orchard and Arable Land.
Reported in the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald of 20th July 1901
One of the most important sales of landed property ever held in East Kent took place on Friday afternoon at the Foresters hall, Sittingbourne, this building having been selected as there was no sale room in the town affording sufficient accommodation for an auction sale of this importance. The property offered was the well-known Nouds estate, situate in the parishes of Lynsted, Teynham, Norton, Bapchild, and Doddington, in a favoured fruit and hop district. The property was for many years owned and occupied by the late Mr. Philip Barling, who resided at Nouds. It now came under the hammer by the instructions of the trustees, and with the approbation of the Court of Chancery. The estate covers an area of 504a. 3r. 23p. of fertile land, including some of the choicest orchards in Kent, the gross income last year being about £3,165, exclusive of the woodland.
The sale was conducted by Messrs. Cobb, of 53, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, and Higham, Rochester, and the hall was well filled. Mr. Cobb opened the proceedings by briefly mentioning the chief characteristics of the Nouds estate, and then submitted the property which was cut up into suitable lots,, it being considered that it would thereby meet with a more ready sale. Following were the results:-
Lots 1 and 2, consisted of a desirable holding of fertile land, with picturesque farm house, known as Bogle, homestead of agricultural buildings, and two cottages and gardens, the whole, with nearly ten acres of prolific orchards, covering an area of 23a. 0r.11p., in the parish of Lynsted, a short distance from Greenstreet. Bogle with surrounding land, containing 17a. 1r. 13p., was started at £1,200, and was sold at £1,900 to Mr. G.A. Filmer, the tenant. The second lot, and orchard, two cottages, and garden, covering an area of 5a. 2r.38p., realized £1,250, Mr. Charles Millen, of Greenstreet, being the buyer.
Altogether the sale realised £29,974.
Mr Cobb afterwards put up a small freehold property, adjoining lot 22 in the Nouds Estate sale, consisting of 4½ acres of orchard land, with cottage and garden, which made £500, Mr. C. Mount, of Murston, being the purchaser."