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,
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.
Conditions of Sale of the valuable
Agricultural and Sporting ESTATE Comprising nearly the
whole of the Parish of Horsey, and containing in all about
Charming Residence and Pleasure Grounds
"HORSEY MERE" One of the celebrated "Norfolk Broads",
Well-Stocked RABBIT WARREN next the Beach:
FIVE FARMS AND LEVEL OF MARSHES
The Advowson of the Vicarage of Horsey;
The Rectorial Tithes on the Estate in Horsey
TOTAL RENT ROLL of
Have received instructions from the Trustees to sell
On SATURDAY, 7th
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
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
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
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
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
generally are in excellent order and are of strong substantial