The Western Gazette 01 Sep 1939 The Property Market Byron House Martock Galhampton and Castle Cary Horsey Farm Muchelney Hill View Farm Fivehead

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The Western Gazette. Friday 01 Sep 1939

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Byron House, Martock, an interesting old-world residence, with its oak beams and stone mullioned windows, gardens and orcharding, has recently been sold by private treaty by Messrs. W. Palmer & Co. and R. & C. Snell, Ltd., estate agents, of Yeovil, Chard and Axminster. The house was originally known as the “Lord Byron Inn,” and still retains an off-licence for the sale of beers, ales and cider. It is believed to be one of the few remaining properties in Somerset with such a privilege.


Messrs. Pither & Son., Ltd., offered for sale at the George Hotel, Castle Cary, on Thursday, several properties in Castle Cary and two at Galhampton.

A dwelling-house known as “Long House,” Middle-street, Galhampton, with considerable outbuildings and an orchard of about one acre at present owned and occupiet by Mr. A. W. APSEY, was knocked down to Mr. C. HOSKINS for Mrs. ANDREWS, of Galhampton, for £600. Calcutta Cottage, Galhampton, with a large garden, lately occupied by Mrs. HERMAN, was purchased by Mr. KING, of The Gardens, at Hadspen House, for £150.

Four stone-built cottages on the corner of Woodcock-street and Lower Woodcock-street, Castle Cary, after some competition, fell to the bidding of Mr. H C. HOBHOUSE, for the Oakhill Brewery Company, at £165.

A dwelling-house and shop, occupied by Mr. F. J. HUNT, with the adjoining cottage, occupied by Mr. A. HOWARD, situate facing Lower Woodcock-street, was the only lot that failed to find a purchaser.

Two unoccupied cottages in Station-road, the subject of an undertaking under the Housing Act, were bought by Mr. Philip STOCKMAN, at a maiden bid of £30. Four empty cottages in North-street, with garden at the rear, also the subject of an undertaking, were purchased by Mr. R. B. DREWETT at £50.

Messrs. Woodforde & Drewett, of Castle Cary, were the solicitors concerned.


SOLD FOR £5,000

Messrs. F. L. Hunt & Sons, auctioneers, of Langport, Taunton, and Ilminster, offered by auction at the Langport Arms Hotel, Langport, on Tuesday, by direction of Sir Ernest CANNING, Horsey Farm, Muchelney, near Langport, comprising farmhouse, two cottages, and 142 acres of pasture and orchard land. Bidding commenced at £4,000, and quickly rose to £5,000, at which price it was knocked down to Dr. WESTERMAN, London. The solicitors acting on behalf of the vendor were Messrs. Hugh R. Poole & Son, of South Petherton.

Immediately following the sale of Horsey Farm, Messrs. F. L. Hunt & Sons offered Hill View Farm, Fivehead, together with about 41 acres of land, by direction of Mr. T. B. COATE. Lot 1. camprising <sic> the dwelling house and 7a. 1r. 30p. of pasture and orchard land was knocked down to Mrs. CROOK, of Middlezoy, at £500, but the remaining five lots failed to reach the reserve and were consequently withdrawn and are now for sale by private treaty. The solicitor acting on behalf of the vendor was Mr. W. Winter GOOD, of Langport.

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