LETTER signed 'Brownlow', on notepaper headed 'Ashridge, Gt. Berkhampstead', to an unknown correspondent, date only 'Aug. 11th'.
3p., small 8vo. Answers an enquiry about 'the butts', 'I may mention the great butt is a large affair made of oak timber... but the small butts are only stacks of underwood about fifteen feet deep, and I never knew a bullet go through them...'
no date. c1890?
¶ The Ashridge Estate is now run by the National Trust.
Childwick, Court Baron of
ADMISSION of William Rollensen Senior, and Elizabeth his wife.
Vellum, 4" x 12". 1" split in vellum at left edge, letters slightly rubbed at edge, and ink untidy.
Great and Little Munden
EXTRACT FROM CONFIRMED INCLOSURE AWARD of John Nockolds, Land Surveyor.
2p., folio, in MS, relating to Great Souls field Common, Fellowsfield Common, various private carriage roads etc. With schedule. Plain wraps, folded.... together with.... PLAN on tracing paper, scale 3 chains to an inch, 'traced from Inclosure Map', showing various Great Souls field, etc.
Great Northern Railway Hitchin District
FIVE LITHOGRAPHED PLANS showing the line through the parishes of Arlsey, Henlow & Arlsey, Langford.
Each sheet 30" x 18", linen backed. Shows the line coloured in pink and areas of land either side shaded in different colours, with owners named, each sheet representing one mile of line. Map shows buildings, roads and footpaths, streams, woodland and parkland indicated with small trees, deciduous and evergreen, certain buildings, such as White Horse Inn, Hermitage, Parsonage, named. There are manuscript additions under the name of the owners listing occupiers with acreage occupied. Sheets damped and frayed along bottom edge of first four sheets, reaching to a maximum of one inch in from the edge, on the last sheet there is an area where the paper is damaged and worn, about 3" in diameter. Damp not affecting any text.
J.W. Allen, Lith., Fleet St., London. c1846.
¶ These pages have been taken out of the large volume of plans, and tied at the left with a pink string.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXV.
Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Parkland, parish boundaries, water features, roads and railways hand-coloured.
¶ With superb detail of Hatfield House and grounds, Oaklands, Tyttenhanger Park, etc.
PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of The Pines, Heronsgate... for Sale by Auction... July 28th, 1938.
13pp., 4to, printed wraps, photo tipped onto front wrap, 5 tipped-in photographs. Crease in front wrap, number in ink on wrap.
Hertford and Saffron Walden
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 96.
Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Slight crease across front wrap.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX N.E and adjoining sheets.
Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37", linen-backed and folding into sm. 4to cloth endpapers. Contours in red.
¶ Covers Knebworth, The Hoo, Codicote.
RELEASE of rights in the Manor of Bibsworth Hall in Hertford, with all the messuages, houses, dovehouses, meadows, fishings, etc., in the parishes of Rampton, Withampstead, King's Walden. Geffrey Tasburgh of East Wrotham, Humfrey Groves of Covent Garden, Taylor, and Richard Nightingale servant of Geffrey Tasburgh, to Nicholas Monke of Husten in Sussex, on payment of £2000.
On vellum, size 21" x 27", signatures, and presumably seals, at end cut away. Large calligraphic initial 'T'.
BOND of Mercy Collis of Hitchin widow of John Collis, Brazier, Francis Corrie, Linen Draper, to John Newman, Gent., for £100.
1p., manuscript, small folio, blank conjoint leaf. Three wax seals. Signed with large 'MC' by Mercy, and by two other parties, and witnesses.
Kings Walden, Manor of
SURRENDER by John Welch, one of the Customary Tenants, 'out of Court... by the rodd into the hands of the Lord of the said Mannor by the hands of Edward Catherall and Robert Jenkyn' of lands called Flexmore Field, Whiteway Close, a piece of land in Cholwell Common. The tenancy was to go to George Chalkley of Bendish in Paul's Walden, yeoman.
1p., manuscript, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Signed by Catherall and Jenkyn, Welch, and one other, with a note of sum paid. Paper slightly darkened, some spots on conjoint leaf.
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AUCTION SALE PARTICULARS of the Choice Historical Freehold Property known as 'The Mount'... comprising a Beautiful Old Georgian House... Lovely Gardens & Pleasure Grounds... for sale by Auction... 17th June, 1913.
1pp., wraps decoratively printed in red and black, photo tipped onto front wrap, 14" x 9", 5 sepia photographs in text. Traces of crease down centre, front wrap rather dusty at edges.
SKETCH OF NEW NORTH ROAD Passing thro' Stanboro' Farm the Property of Earl Cowper, August 2nd, 1833.
Manuscript plan in ink and outline colour on vellum, size 21" x 14", folded with docket title. Scale 4 Chains to an Inch. Shows Stanboro' Green, Stanboro' Farm, buildings in grey, named fields, River Lea, spring, Bull Inn. Existing roads (named) shaded buff, new road in pink. With Reference table with acreages.
Ware Infra, Manor of
SURRENDER of yard with the appurtenances in the Middle Row in Ware, Richard Gridley to Richard Dickinson.
1p, sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Signed and witnessed.
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