PropertyA Selection of News Articles Related to Property

  • 1 Farming stock

    10 February 1978

  • 2 Modern detached residence

    10 February 1978

  • 3 New development

    17 October 1969

  • 4 Local properties for sale

    10 January 1969

  • 5 Home territories

    10 January 1969

  • 6 Torridge Street, Bideford East

    25 August 1961

  • 7 Gloving Cocksedge and Kither Ltd

    4 August 1961

  • 8 By Auction

    1913

  • 9 Water from your own well

    15 August 1969

  • 10 Property and furniture for sale

    25 July 1969

  • 11 By auction

    20 October 1972

  • 12 Organ and piano

    13 November 1959

  • 13 Sold

    7 January 1977

  • 14 Development in Instow

    17 November 1972

  • 15 Desirable areas

    14 March 1969

  • 16 Appledore North Devon

    Braddicks Limited have received instructions from the Executors of the late Mrs Lavinia Lamey to offer

  • 17 Mystery Fire Shuts Westward Ho! Cafe

    The cause of a fire that did thousands of pounds of damage at the Malibu Restaurant in Westbourne

  • 18

    4 August 1967

  • 19 Blending With The Countryside

    These are the first 'Airy' type Council houses to be constructed in Bideford Rural District.

  • 20 8 Chudleigh Avenue for sale

    7 September 1937

  • 21 Over 22,000 acres being sold

    17 January 1958

  • 22 Country residence not sold

  • 23 Other terraces included

    6 April 1973

  • 24 By appointment with a neighbour

    9 May 1969

  • 25 Swanswood Gardens

    14 June 1963

  • 26 Pannier Market

    6 April 1973

  • 27 Seafield House

    The house on the cliff edge known locally as ‘Spooky House’ or even ‘Haunted House’ was built about 1885

  • Farming stock

    10 February 1978

    Thursday March 2


    10.2.1978 Frithelstock Bearhaine


    Price, Ogden & Stubbs (having sold the property) have received instructions from Mr and Mrs K G Reynolds (retiring) to offer for sale by public auction on the above date on the premises commencing at 1.30pm

    The whole of the live & dead farming stock including more particularly

    The accredited Friesian Dairy Herd including 21 cows in milk or in calf and 4 heifers

    Implements & Machinery
    Namely 1967 International 434 Tractor with roll bar, link box, Trailer, Bamford dungspreader, Ranson 3 furrow plough, 4 row Sterridge Hoe, Patterson earth scoop, scuffle, Lister Swathe Turner, Vicon hay

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  • Modern detached residence

    10 February 1978

    At a Fixed Reserve

    10.2.1978 Hartland Anduin

    Messrs Peter Adams & Co will offer for sale by Public Auction at The Royal Hotel, Bideford East on Wednesday, March 1, 1978, at 3.00pm (unless previously sold by private treaty) the modern detached residence known as:

    Anduin, Natcott Lane, Hartland, North Devon

    This 5 year old property is in first class order with frontage onto a country road, superb open rural and coastal views and the following accommodation:

    Hall, Cloakroom, Through Lounge, Fitted Kitchen/Diner, Rear Porch, 4 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Small Workshop, Garage.

    Ample car parking and turning space, level gardens.

    Services – mains water, electricity and

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  • New development

    17 October 1969

    Staddon Rd, Appledore

    17.10.1969 Appledore property

    A unique development of 2 and 3 bedroom bungalows on a select site commanding magnificent views.
    These homes have gained the coveted Medallion Award.
    Returnable deposit of £25 reserves the site of your choice.

    Electric Central Heating by SWEB

    Full Details from the Sole Selling Agents: Braddicks MNAEA, 37 Mill Street, Bideford, Devon. Tel: 2564 (3 lines)

    Building has now commenced on a number of plots which have been sold and we shall be happy to drive you to RIVERSMEET (by appointment) in order that you may fully appreciate the fabulous views and the FIRST CLASS DWELLINGS

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  • Local properties for sale

    10 January 1969

    Local properties

    10.1.1969 property2

    MILLARDS HILL, ANSTEY WAY, INSTOW , N. DEVON

    THURSDAY 30th JANUARY, 1969
    R BLACKMORE AND SONS have received instructions to sell by Auction as above a quantity of Antique and Modern Household FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS AND EFFECTS together with A LARGE SELECTION OF WATER COLOURS AND OIL PAINTINGS by the late Frederick Charles Mulock.
    SALE TO COMMENCE AT 10.30am.
    On view on Wednesday, 29th January 1969 from 10am to 4pm.
    Catalogues available January 23rd, 1969. Price 1/-, or 1/6 if posted.

    BIDEFORD -  SMALL TERRACE HOUSE IN CENTRE OF TOWN WITH EXCELLENT VIEWS. Living room; 2 Bedrooms; Kitchen; Outside WC;

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  • Home territories

    10 January 1969

    Here Are a Few Selected Properties in Home Territories

    10.1.1969 property

    INSTOW. Near beach, 3/4 bedroomed cottage with large lounge, diner, kitchen, bathroom and laundry. No garden. Immediately available at £2,995.

    BIDEFORD . On outskirts, large modern 4 bedroomed residence with 3/4 reception and downstairs bathroom. Conveniently situated on level ground with easily managed garden. Large garage. £7,000

    BIDEFORD . Modest 2 bed. cottage in good order, couple of minutes Quay. Living room, dining area, modern kitchen. Shower room. £1,250.

    BIDEFORD . Selection of 2 Bed. modern bungalows; night storage heating and garage from £2,950. Mortgage facilities available.

    LITTLE TORRINGTON . Nearing completion, 2 bed. detached

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  • Torridge Street, Bideford East

    25 August 1961

    Want my own home, she says as site is cleared

    25.8.1961 Property Bideford Mrs Geary

    Determination of 77 year old widow ‘Granny’ Geary has put Bideford Town Council in a spot.

    Most of the houses in Torridge Street, Bideford East, including No. 7 where Granny (Mrs Mary Geary) has lived for 48 years, have to be demolished under a slum clearance order. In fact only Mrs Geary’s and the house next door, now vacant, remain. But Mrs Geary refuses to budge because, she claims, the Town Council have not found her suitable alternative accommodation.

    She has been offered a place at High View and a

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  • Gloving Cocksedge and Kither Ltd

    4 August 1961

    Buildings in Calf Street, Torrington,

    4.8.1961 Businesses Torrington

    4.8.1961 Businesses Torrington1

    which have been put to various uses over the past century, have been given a new lease of life as a warehouse for gloves manufactured at Torrington and other parts of the South-West.

    Mr C Ebsworthy, a director of glove manufacturers, James Tapscott and Sons Ltd, of New Street, and a prime mover in the new enterprise, told the Gazette that the building was the former ‘British School’ and had since served at various times as a headquarters for the Salvation Army and as a Home Guard drill hall, beside being disused for some time.

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  • By Auction

    1913

    Tuesday, September 23rd, 1913

    Bideford & Wear Gifford Properties

    Auctioneers: Messrs R Dymond & Son, Mill Street, Bideford

    Solicitors: Messrs Bazeley, Barnes & Bazeleys, Bridgeland Street, Bideford

    Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be offered as one Lot, and if not sold will be offered separately

    Weare Giffard properties Weare Giffard properties Weare Giffard properties
    Weare Giffard properties

    Lot 1 -  Wear Gifford Mills and Land, in the Parish of Wear Gifford, being Freehold, and containing together about 3¾ Acres

    Lot 2 -  A desirable freehold residence known as ‘Riversdale’ and valuable pasture lands, orchard and garden belonging thereto (adjoining Lot 1) containing altogether about 23.430 Acres.

    Weare Giffard properties

    Weare Giffard properties

    Lot 3

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  • Water from your own well

    15 August 1969

    Stoke, Hartland, Devon

    15.8.1969 property2

    (½ mile Stoke; 1½ miles Hartland Quay; 2½ miles Hartland Town).

    Kivelly & Sons are favoured with instructions from Mr T Jeffery to offer for sale by PUBLIC AUCTION (subject to conditions and unless sold privately meanwhile) on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 6th, 1969, at the WOMEN’S INSTITUTE, HARTLAND at 11am.
    THE FREEHOLD DETACHED CHALET BUNGALOW known as
    HOME CROFT
    The property is of timber construction with the exterior cement rendered and roughcast and containing Kitchen/Living Room and 2 Bedrooms; Pasture Plot and Garden with Sundry GI Sheds and Outbuildings, the whole extending to approx. half-acre or thereabouts and offered

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  • Property and furniture for sale

    25 July 1969

    Bradworthy, North Devon

    Seldon & Cory
    Auctioneers, Surveyors, Estate Agents and Valuers, Bradworthy. Phone 720

    Sale of an Attractive Residential Holding with possession on completion. Situate half a mile from Bradworthy Village, commanding very extensive views.

    25.7.1969 property

    Seldon & Cory, favoured with instructions from the Joint Owners, Mrs F A Bound and Mr S J Moore, will submit to Auction subject to Conditions and unless previously Sold by Private Treaty, on Thursday, August 7th, on the Premises at 2.30pm all that Freehold Property called and known as HIGH PARK containing: 3 Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Scullery, 5 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Buildings comprising Garage,

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  • By auction

    20 October 1972

    Sale By Auction

    20.10.1972 house sales

    Wednesday November 1st 1972

    John C Webber and Son, of Bideford, will auction Wednesday, November 1st, 1972, at 3pm at Tanton’s Hotel, Bideford (unless previously sold) the centrally situated Two Bedroomed Terraced House known as 46 Honestone Street, Bideford .

    This compact easy to run property is within a short level walking distance of local shops, schools, and churches, and although in need of some little modernization offers the basis of a very comfortable home. The accommodation comprises:
    ENCLOSED ENTRANCE PORCH, ENTRANCE HALL, FRONT LOUNGE, DINING ROOM, KITCHENETTE, TWO BEDROOMS.
    All further particulars from the Auctioneers, Bideford, Tel

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  • Organ and piano

    13 November 1959

    Walnut Cottage, The Village, Woolsery

    13 November 1959 Walnut Cottage

    Seldon & Cory, having received instructions from Mrs Cloke, will sell by Public Auction on the premises on Thursday, November 19th, the following furniture & effects:

    Beaufette, kitchen table, oval table, extended dining table, chairs, Belling electric Cooker nearly new; Mains Ever Ready Wireless, Clocks, quantity of China including half tea set, glass, cutlery, ornaments, 3-piece suite, dining chairs, two carpets, rugs, small sideboard, Aladdin lamp, lampshades, curtains, blanket chest, organ, piano, pans, bowls, pails, 2 bedsteads, 3-piece bedroom suite, chests of drawers, mirrors, wash-stands, 2 feather ties, small tables, bedroom ware, bedroom chairs, wheelbarrow,

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  • Sold

    7 January 1977

    £50,000 For Farm

    7.1.1977 Rosedown Farm

    Rosedown Farm, Hartland, a 90-acre dairy farm with small farmhouse and range of buildings, was sold by auction on Tuesday for £50,000 equivalent to £550 per acre.

    Purchaser was Mr S Brown, of Buckland Brewer, and auctioneers were Messrs Price, Ogden and Stubbs, of Bideford.

    Gazette article dated 7 January 1977

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  • Development in Instow

    17 November 1972

    The sale revealed this week, of the Marine Hotel complex at Instow by the Christie Estate Trust,

    17.11.1972 Marine Hotel Instow

    owners of much property in Instow, Westleigh and Saunton, does not signal the start of a general policy of disposal.

    This has been emphasised by Mr B D Coldwell, the Trust’s North Devon agent.

    Purchasers of the hotel – at an undisclosed figure – are building contractors R Harris and Son Ltd. Their managing director, Mr Tom Bonetta, said that contracts had been exchanged and the purchase will be completed early in the New Year.

    Included in the sale are the round-house building, until recently

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  • Desirable areas

    14 March 1969

    Bay View Road for £6,500

    14.3.1969 property

    Abbotsham
    Truly a unique little development and the only one of its kind, planned and landscaped to fit in with the village environment. Of the ten detached bungalows planned, only a few plots remain available and early application is advised to avoid disappointment. Brochure on request. Prices from £4445 freehold.

    Northam
    Level position in walking distance of the sea, a detached corner bungalow with garage, wide hall, living room, three bedrooms, all modern kitchen and bathroom with coloured suite. Nice garden. Price £4850 freehold. Sole Agents.

    Northam
    On Bay View road facing the sea, a

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  • Appledore North Devon

    Braddicks Limited have received instructions from the Executors of the late Mrs Lavinia Lamey to offer

    Appledore North Devon - 4th February 1972

     

    Braddicks Limited have received instructions from the Executors of the late Mrs Lavinia Lamey to offer for sale by Public Auction the Freehold End Terrace Property known as 'Endsleigh' 13 Richmond Road Appledore
    The house is situated in a high elevated position at the entrance to the village and immediately outside the property is a bus stop giving convenient access to all parts of the district.
    The house is approached through a front garden.
    Entrance porch, entrance hall, cloakroom with low level WC, sitting room, living room, kitchen. First floor: bathroom, bedroom 1,

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  • Mystery Fire Shuts Westward Ho! Cafe

    The cause of a fire that did thousands of pounds of damage at the Malibu Restaurant in Westbourne

    Mystery Fire Shuts Westward Ho! Cafe - 4th June 1971

     

    The cause of a fire that did thousands of pounds of damage at the Malibu Restaurant in Westbourne Terrace, Westward Ho! at about 8am on Saturday remains a mystery. The alarm was given by staff members when the outbreak occurred in the kitchen and firemen from Appledore and Bideford (the latter with two appliances) had to wear breathing apparatus because of the smoke. It was thought that damage had largely been confined to that caused by smoke, but subsequent examination revealed that although this was so on the first floor,

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  • 4 August 1967

    Detached and Semi-detached homes at Tennacott Heights, Bideford from £3,150 freehold

    4.8.1967 Tennacot Heights buy a house

    by A W Kingdom & Ltd of Braunton
    ....with the added advantage of OIL CENTRAL HEATING through Shell-Max and B.P. Ltd

    These architect designed houses are set adjacent to the open countryside in a delightful spot with panoramic views of the river
    estuary. Although moderately priced, these bungalows and houses are of high quality construction and there are no hidden extras.
    SHOWHOUSE NOW OPEN FOR INSPECTION
    Mortgages are available now - details from Sole Selling Agents
    John C Webber & Son
    22 Mill Street
    Bideford, North Devon
    Telephone 2344

    4

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  • Blending With The Countryside

    These are the first 'Airy' type Council houses to be constructed in Bideford Rural District.

    Blending With The Countryside - 6th January 1948

     

    These are the first 'Airy' type Council houses to be constructed in Bideford Rural District. They are also understood to be the first of their type in England to have colour-washed exteriors and tarred plinths to blend with the countryside.
    These houses, which are at Monkleigh and have been named Lee Avenue as a tribute to Mr W G Lee (Monkleigh representative on the Rural District Council), have aroused the special interest of the Ministry of Health. Representatives of the Ministry are shortly to inspect them with a view to considering the

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  • 8 Chudleigh Avenue for sale

    7 September 1937

    Gazette article dated 7 September 1937

    7.9.1937 Houses for sale

    Appledore – House for Sale – 7 Richmond Road – Apply Cooksley, 1 Pitt Court, Appledore.
    To be sold or let – 8 Chudleigh Avenue, Bideford East – Apply above address.
    Well built 4-roomed house – Bath (h & c water), electric and gas, freehold; for quick sale £295 – Littlejohns, Sen. Northam
    Westward Ho! – newly erected six-roomed Bungalow sunny position, private road, £600 – Littlejohns, Builder, Northam.
    Wanted – North Devon, near sea, small detached property, not more than 6 beds. PS to Comdr J E Connole, Rickeard & Green, Queen Street, Exeter
    For Sale – Belmont, 53 Abbotsham Road, Bideford; semi-detached house;

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  • Over 22,000 acres being sold

    17 January 1958

    Most of N Devon lands to be sold
    24 Parishes Concerned

    1958 Clinton Estate

    Tenants of farms, cottages and other property over a wide area of North Devon have received formal notification this week from the directors of the Clinton (Devon) Estates Let, that owing to the death of Lord Clinton it has become necessary to dispose of the greater part of the North Devon estate.
    A total of just over 22,000 acres is involved including the majority of the parishes of Merton, Petrockstow, Sheepwash and Huish, and lands in the parishes of Langtree, Frithelstock, Weare Giffard, Huntshaw, Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, Beaford, Buckland Filleigh,

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  • Country residence not sold

    Country House Fails to Sell

    8.9.1972 Diddywell Manor

    Diddywell Manor and annexe, Northam, was sold by auction by Messrs Kivell and Sons, of Bideford, on Tuesday for £20,000.
    Purchaser was a Mr Holtzer.
    Lower Winsford, near Bideford, described as 'a superior country residence' was offered as a whole or in lots, but was withdrawn - the whole lot at £30,000 and the house at £18,000. The buildings were withdrawn without being offered. The auctioneers say they are now prepared to treat privately.

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  • Other terraces included

    6 April 1973

    Bull Hill should be pedestrianised and the access from New Road improved, the architects employed to make a feasibility study as to whether it would become a general improvement area have reported to Bideford Town Council.

    6.4.1973 Bull Hill Bideford


    In what they said was a preliminary report, they have also recommended that the existing dwellings in Bull Hill, Wellbrook Terrace, Kingsley Terrace, the undeveloped land to the north and two dilapidated cottages should be a general improvement area.
    They advised rebuilding on these sites and also the replacement of Nos 25 and 27, Bull Hill. The two cottages – Nos 4 and 5 New

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  • By appointment with a neighbour

    9 May 1969

    Re: the Estate of the late Mr W Sutton

    9.5.1969 Langtree property

    Langtree, North Devon

    Kivell & Sons have been instructed by the Executors to offer for Sale by Public Auction at THE MARKET HALL, HOLSWORTHY, on WEDNESDAY NEXT, MAY 21st, at 3.30pm, the following freehold property:

    Lot 1 – small semi-detached cottage with adjoining plot of ¼ acre for sale with vacant possession known as No 26 FORE STREET situate close to the Village.
    The Cottage is constructed of stone and cob under a slated roof and affords 2 reception rooms, kitchen and pantry, 3 bedrooms, Store room at front, garden shed and greenhouse

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  • Swanswood Gardens

    14 June 1963

    On the occasion of the Westward Ho! Centenary, we are pleased to announce the plans for the construction of 60 luxury bungalows on a select site near the beach.

    14.6.1963 WHo bungalows

    The site on which the new luxury bungalows are to be built is in a sheltered position, away from the main road, but only a few minutes’ walk from miles of golden sands, safe bathing, the Royal North Devon Golf Club, shopping centre and bus terminus.

    Other recreations within a short distance include riding, sailing, fishing, cricket, bowls, hunting and tennis.

    Development Company: Swanswood Properties Ltd Architects: Messrs Oliver & Dyer

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  • Pannier Market

    6 April 1973

    Negotiations are to be opened by Torrington Town Council with a property development company who want to buy the pannier market.

    6.4.1973 Torrington Pannier Market

    But it was stressed at Monday’s meeting that at this stage there would be no commitment.
    The council is asking for particulars soon about the company’s detailed proposals for dealing with existing tenants of the market, including relocation of Devon county library.
    At the appropriate time the council should engage private valuers, recommended the Highways Committee.
    Councillor Michael Street said that the council must get the maximum price for this property, which belonged to ratepayers. He was told by

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  • Seafield House

    The house on the cliff edge known locally as ‘Spooky House’ or even ‘Haunted House’ was built about 1885

    Seafield House

     

    The house on the cliff edge known locally as ‘Spooky House’ or even ‘Haunted House’ was built about 1885. The road was especially built to enable access to the house and was initially known as Seafield Road; later it became Merley Road.
    The house was built as a summer residence by Brinsley de Courcey Nixon (5 May 1825-18 April 1903) whose occupation on the 1881 Census was a ‘banker’ from London. Of Irish and Scottish descent he was born in Edinburgh and died in 1903 whilst on holiday at Seafield. There were 4 children from his marriage

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