Gardener's Cottage, Garages, Stabling, Garden and Orchard

Lot 9 - Auction of Wivenhoe Hall estate in 1927

High Street Research Team

The columns and portico which were added onto the rear of the gardener's cottage. The picture shows the archery target under the portico.
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Here are the particulars of Lot 9 at the auction of the Wivenhoe Hall estate in 1927 at which the Gardener’ s Cottage was included.  The Cottage, built of red brick with slated roof, contains:-


Sitting Room, about 17ft. 6in. x 11ft. 6in., with fireplace; Kitchen, about 17ft. 6in. x 11ft. 6in., fitted with sink and flue for stove; Pantry.


Bedroom No. 1, 17ft. 6in. x 15ft., with fireplace and cupboard; Bedroom No. 2, 17ft. 6in. x 16ft. 6in., with fireplace and cupboard.

Good Cellarage in Three Divisions.

In the Front Garden is a brick-built, heated GREENHOUSE, 39ft. x 10ft., with Boiler House adjoining. In the South Garden is a lofty Garden Shelter about 25ft. x 13ft., approached by stone steps with four Corinthian Columns, supporting the slated roof.

Lean-to VINERY, 23ft. x 14ft., with hot water pipes and staging.

In the Large Yard are Open Shed 29ft. x 15ft., with corrugated iron roof, and a RANGE OF EXCELLENT BUILDINGS of brick with slated roofs, comprising GARAGE No. 1, 18ft. 3in. x 15ft. 8in., fitted with heavy oak doors 10ft. x 11ft. 2in. high, portable stove, benches, shafting and two pulleys, Reyrolle dynamo starter and wired for electric light. GARAGE No. 2, 18ft. 3in. x 15ft. 8in., fitted with heavy oak doors, bench and hot water pipes. Over Passage, two large galvanised tanks each 5ft. 10in. x 5ft. 10in. x 4ft. POWER HOUSE, 15ft. 8in. x 11ft., with oak door. PUMP HOUSE over Artesian Well, with pumping gear by Le Grand and Sutcliff, London. SADDLE ROOM 18ft. x 7ft. 5in., with oak door. HARNESS ROOM, 18ft. x 12ft., with oak door. Stone Staircase to three Rooms over. STABLE No. 1, 25ft. x 19ft. 6in. STABLE No. 2, 11ft. 9in. x 19ft. 6in.

A Massive Brick and Stone Archway leads to a useful brick and slated BUILDING, 24ft. x 14ft., wth Entrance Porch and oak door, and a brick and tiled DOVE COT with Piggery under. GARDEN AND ORCHARD at back with brick and slated Fruit Store, 22 ft. x 15ft.

This Lot has frontage to the High Street of about 100ft., and a depth of about 362 feet, having an area of about 3 Roods 13 Poles


Pt. 225

Part of Orchard 1 Rood 18 Poles

Pt. 226

Cottage, Stabling, Garages, etc. 1 Rood 35 Perches

TOTAL 3 Roods 13 Perches

Outgoings:- Apportioned Commuted Tithe 4s. 0d.


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