SUCCESSFUL SALE YESTERDAY.
There was a large attendance at the sale by auction of property
conducted by Mr. J. Banks, at the Shovels Inn, Marton, yesterday afternoon. The
property comprised of a number of cottages and plots of land of the estate of land
the late Mr. Ralph Braithwaite, and was sold under the order of the Chancery Court
of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Preston District, the Registrar (Mr.
Blackburne) being in attendance
The first lot consisted of the two cottages, 14 and 16, Abbey Road, South Shore,
and, together with the land, contained about 1,090 superficial square yards.
Bidding commenced at £50, and at £115 Mr. Smith, of Marton, became the
Lot 2 comprised the four cottages, 2, 4,6, and 8, Dalton Street, South Shore,
the site containing about 890 superficial square yards, the gross rentals being £55
9s. 4d. per annum. Starting at £300, the competition was brisk, and after seventeen
bids the property was knocked down to Mrs. A. Priestley, of Bury.
Lot 3 was a plot of land extending from Dalton Street, and containing about 3,942
square yards. After being bid up to £115 the lot was withdrawn.
Lot 4 was two cottages, 24 and 26; Abbey Road, South Shore, the site containing
about 1,240 superficial square yards. The first bid was £70, and the price
gradually roe to £150, at which figure Mr. J. Hall, Marton. became the
Lot 5 was a plot of land extending from Dalton Street, and bounded by lots 3 and 4.
The plot contains about 4,690 superficial square yards, but after being bid to £125
it was withdrawn.
Lots 6 and 7 were offered together, and included two parcels of land in Great
Marton, containing 1a., 2r., 13p., 12 yards, and 1a., 1r., 17p., 9 yards
respectively. There was keen competition, £250 being the initial offer, and there
were twenty-eight bids before the property was knocked down at £492 to Mr. Hart,
Lots 3 and 5 were then offered together, but the reserve not being reached they
Lot 8 comprised eight cottages in Moss Edge Lane, Marton Moss, with a plot of land
at the rear, the site containing about 2 roods and 22 perches, the gross rentals
being £63 per annum. Bidding commenced at £300, and attracted fourteen bids which
took the price to £610, at which figure the property was disposed of to Mr. John
Rawcliffe, of Little Marton.
Mr. Robert Parkinson, of Birley Street, Blackpool, was the solicitor in the