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1914 sale of parts of Brookmans Estate

1,204 acres of "valuable and improving investments"

Cover of the 1914 sale of elements of the Brookmans Estate from the Peter Miller collection

At 3pm on Wednesday July 1, 1914, 1,204 acres of the Brookmans Estate went under the auctioneers hammer. Among the lots were a number of local farms, an old manor house, several small holdings with cottages, "valuable building land", and old and well-timbered pastures described as "valuable and improving investments".

The brochure and map, embedded below are from the Peter Miller Collection and have been digitised by local historian and photographer Mike Allen. Click on the black pop-out icon in the top right of each document to view in full-screen.

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