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Private collection




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Sale particulars of the Michaelchurch Estate

Place name:

Michaelchurch Escley




The Michaelchurch Estate is offered for sale by private treaty by Knight Frank & Rutley through their Broad Street, Hereford, office. It is described as ‘a fine residential, agricultural and sporting estate situated in its own attractive valley with magnificent views across to the Black Mountains’. Properties include Escley House and cottage, Bank Farm, Cefn-Ceist Farm, Gigfran Farm, Victoria Cottage, Grove Farm, Old Grove Farm farmstead, The Lodge, Bridge Farm, New Barns Farm, Court Farm buildings, Church Cottage and a mix of woodland, pasture, parkland, water meadows and commons totalling about 3335 acres. Maps, plans, photographs and schedules are included, together with detailed descriptions and dimensions of the main properties. The majority of the Estate is described as ‘in hand’ by the owner, Mrs. RC Hunter who is resident at Escley House, with the balance occupied/tenanted as follows:

Bank Farm Bungalow – Mr. G Smith; Cefn-Ceist Farmhouse – Mr. & Mrs. Francis; Gigfran Farm – Mr G Thomas; Grove Farm – Mr. R Lloyd; The Lodge – Mrs. L Coates; Bridge farmhouse – Mrs. Phillips; Church Cottage – Miss S Devenish.

The Commons referred to include Victoria Common, Wells green Common, Tpitoe Common, Lower House Common, Merryhurst Green, Vagar Hill, Old Road, Cefn Hill, Lower Common, The Black Darren and The Cats Back.

The schedule of woodlands includes Bank Wood, Cefn Ceist wood, Wern Ifor wood, Cott wood, Cae Teilo wood and Pont-y-Cefn wood.



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