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1920 Auction Details  

Transcription of Auction Details taken from the Auction catalogue, of the Horsey Estate offered by Auction, by Messrs Spelman (Auctioneers) on Saturday 7th August, 1920, at 3pm at the Royal Hotel, Norwich.
Apparently, the Estate was not sold on that day, as it remained in the same hands for a further 9 years.


About 3 miles from Martham Station (Midland & Gt. Northern Joint Railway), 12 miles from Great Yarmouth, and 20 miles from the City of Norwich.

Particulars and Conditions of Sale of the valuable Agricultural and Sporting ESTATE Comprising nearly the whole of the Parish of Horsey, and containing in all about 1,723 ACRES
Charming Residence and Pleasure Grounds
"HORSEY MERE" One of the celebrated "Norfolk Broads",
Well-Stocked RABBIT WARREN next the Beach:
The Advowson of the Vicarage of Horsey;
The Rectorial Tithes on the Estate in Horsey Parish:

TOTAL RENT ROLL of about £1,714.

Have received instructions from the Trustees to sell by Auction

On SATURDAY, 7th AUGUST, 1920,
At 3 o'clock
At the ROYAL HOTEL, Norwich
In One Lot



The Horsey Hall Estate constitutes one of the choicest Sporting Properties in the Eastern Counties, the Winter Shooting being extraordinary through the abundance of Woodcock, Snipe, Teal and Duck of all kinds, which literally swarm the property in winter time.

In addition to the Shooting there is excellent Fishing both on Sea and Mere, and


is one of the most charming of the far-famed


and the Summer time Yachting and Boating is one of the features of the United Kingdom.

The Sea Shore has one of the finest beaches to be found in the Summer time.

The House is not too big, and is comfortable and well-arranged, while the Gardens and Lawns are beautiful in the extreme. These are wonderfully sheltered from the North by well-grown Timber Trees.

The Farm Lands are of very good quality, and the type of tenant on the Estate could not be bettered.

The Estate has been in the hands of the Trustees for many years, and it has never been their practice to exact high rents, as will be seen from the Rent Roll.

Horsey Hall is situated about 3 miles from Martham Station, 12 miles from Great Yarmouth, which is 3 hours by Rail from London, and 20 miles from the Cathedral City of Norwich. Martham Station is in direct communication with the Midlands, being 4 hours by Rail from Leicester.

The Hall is within 5 minutes walk from the Church, Mere, and Postal and Telegrah Office, and within 15 minutes of the Sandhills and Beach.

The Horsey Estate practically comprises the whole of the Parish, and possesses its own Dyke Drainage system. It lies in a ring fence, and is not too large, and is easily managed.

The Buildings generally are in excellent order and are of strong substantial description.



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