Golf Club to sell Burrows rights for £5? 25th August 1961
Mellhuish: Royal North Devon Golf Club have agreed to sell to Northam Urban Council the manorial rights of Northam Burrows for a nominal sum of £5 - subject to a satisfactory outcome of a few points of detail.
The Golf Club acquired the manorial rights in 1895 from the then Lord of the Manor, Mr A L Christie, of Tapeley, Instow. The 200 year lease of the 800 acres of the Burrows lapses in 9 years time and the Urban Council may then try to acquire the freehold rights.
The Clerk of Northam Council, Mr A Gardner said that the Council wanted to have more control over the Burrows and had borne in mind the question of coast protection for which they have a £500,000 scheme.