Review of the Langham Estate 1880

Monday, 29 April 2013 07:04 PM BST

Contributed by: Jerry Green

 This revue appears to have taken place after the Langham Estate had purchased additional land and Samuel Dunkley had a new Landlord and the land rented changed.

 Remarks on the Lordships of Great and Little Creaton the Teeton Estate the portion of the Lordship of Spratton recently purchased and a portion of the Hollowell Estate.

After viewing the Lordships of Great and Little Creaton the Teeton Estate the portion of the Hollowell Estate and that portion of the Lordship of Spratton rece4ntly purchased we found that the House upon the Land purchased of Studds Trustees in the Lordship of Spratton was very unfit for a Farm house and that upon the Land purchased of Mr Bosworth in the said Lordship there is no house of any description but the Farm house in which Mr Dunkley now resides and which was the Farm house of his old Farm is a well built commodious house and in an excellent state of repair and from its situation is especially suited for the occupation of the farm which we have laid out as below we therefore advised that this last mentioned farm house with 90a 3r 8p of land in the Lordship of Great and Little Creaton (formerly being a part of the farm given up by Mr Dunkley) the farm in the Lordship of Spratton recently purchased of Mr Bosworth containing 153a 0r 21p with 82a 0r 26p of the land purchased of Studds Trustees should form one farm containing 326a 0r 13p, 175a 1r 27p being arable and 150a 2r 28p pasture and we also adsvised that it should be offered to Mr Dunkley who is also the Tenant under a lease of 75a 0r 16p of Land in the Lordship of Spratton recently purchased for the Langham Estate of the Reverend Edward Crow which Lease was granted before the land was purchased and which does not expire until michaelmas 1883.
The occupation of the above described farm has been offered to Mr Dunkley subject to the sanction of the Court at a rent of £660 from Lady day 1880 and he has accepted the offer upon condition that certain buildings should be erected and certain draining done by the estate and he is now in the occupation thereof.
The Farm House on the land purchased of Studds Trustees in the Lordship of Spratton and the remaining 12a 3r 21p of land we advise should be let separately and if this cannot be done that the house which is not good enough for a Farmhouse should be converted into cottages. The Farm buildings against the above mentioned house are principally mud and thatch not worth repairing and should be pulled down.
The conditions under which Mr Dunkley accepted the Tenancy of the above described farm and which conditions we fully approve of are as follows viz
1 That the agreement shall provide for a portion of the Grass land being drained by the Landlord within nine months from the date thereof
2 That the agreement shall provide for the erection of the following Buildings within nine months from the date thereof by the Landlord the Tenant funding the carriage of all materials
At the Home premises
A Waggon Hovel with four Bays
A Hen Roost
A Floor to put in small Barn for a Granary the Ground floor to be asphalted
Stack yard and orchard to be fenced
3 That the agreement shall provide for the erection of the following buildings within nine months from the date thereof by the Landlord the Landlord paying one half of the cost of carriage of the materials and the Tenant paying the other half
At Knights Barn
A Barn
A Chaff House and Hay barn
A stable for 10 horses
A Harness Room
A Waggon Hovel with granary over
Pigsties
2 Open hovels in walled in yard
2 Loose Boxes
2 Labourers Cottages
A new Road to the above buildings to be made from the public highway
4 That the agreement shall also provide for the Buildings at Clarkes Barn and the Hales? Barn being put in thorough repair by the Landlord the Tenant funding the carriage for all materials
Various holdings
As regards certain small properties forming a portion of the Farms We are of the opinion that it will be decidedly advantageous to the estate of the said Sir James Hay Langham if they are let seperately and under our advice and subject to the sanction of the court we have arranged that they shall be so let.
1 38a 3r 0p late in  the occupation of Mr Dunkley to Mr G Rose of Brixworth at a rent of £56 0 0 per annum
2 4a 0r 1p late in the same occupation to Mr A Jones of Creaton at a rent of £7 0 0 per annum
3 A small close containing about 3 roods late in the same occupation to Mr G Tipler of Little Creaton at a rent of £2 per annum.
4 12 acres late in the same occupation to H H Langham Esq at a rent of £19 per annum
5 1a 3r 24p late in the occupation of Mr Worth to Mr Witherly of Hollowell at a rent of £6 per annum
6 2a 0r 20p late in the same occupation to Mr Leatherland of Hollowell at a rent of £6 per annum
to be entered into and that the amount expended in new buildings and repairs and propsed to be expended in drainage were and are absolutely necessary with a view of keeping the farms let and so prevent them falling into the hands of the Committee the result of which would inevitably to the serious loss to the Lunatic and his Estate
And I the said William Boyer for myself say That I have made a careful [] and estimate of the [] of the Estate of the said Lunatic in the County of Northamptonshire to Lady Day 1880 and also to Lady Day 1881 and after deducting the annual [] of about 1400 acres of Land now in hand I consider that the rental to Lady Day 1881 will be £2100 less than for the year ending Lady Day 1880

 The P? Schedule Before Referred to (Farms given up at Lady Day 1880)

         Area    Yearly Rent
       a  r  p  £  s  d
Ashby Edward  Grass Holding  Cottesbrooke   238  1  33  460  0  0
 Ashby John  Grass Holding  Cottesbrooke  135  1  8  238  10  0
 Lantsbury William  Grass Holding  Cottesbrooke  147  3  31  200  0  0
 Smeeten John  Grass Holding  Cottesbrooke  217  1  3  459  5  0
 Netherton Williuam  Grass Holding  Cottesbrooke  2111  2  33  3031?  0  0
 [] Thomas  Mixed Farm

 Cottesbrooke

Great Creaton

[] & Hollowell

 287  1  37  551  0  0
 West Thomas  Grass Holding  Cottesbrooke  129  2  1  236  16  6
Pulver Thomas  Grass Holding  Cottesbrooke  66  0  16      
 Dunkley Samuel  Mixed Farm  Great & Little Creaton  372  1  15  703  16  0
 North Charles  Mixed Farm  Great Creaton Teeton & Hollowell  410  9  756  5  0
 Langham FM esq  Arable Field  Great Creaton  12  0  22  33  0  0
 Hales William  Mixed Farm  Teeton? & Draughton  184  3  36  238  15  0
 Smart William  Mixed Farm  Hiniwick?  329  2  21  437  15  0
 Armsby Lot  Mixed Farm  Raunds  105  1  10  263  5  0
 Wiggins William  Grass Holding  Draughton  19  2  29  27  0  0
       2951  1  30  5069  7  6
                 

 West Thomas & Pulver Thomas These holdings became on hand at Lady Day 1879. The sum of £236 16 6 is the amount realized by the sale of the Grass & keeping of the said Holdings

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