The Biggest Sell off …of Aberford that ever was!

1964 Auction Sale Catalogue Cover

On the 2nd of October 1964, The Parlington Estate and much of Aberford, along with a few properties in Saxton were put under the auctioneers hammer! This is a list of the property on offer.

The Auction Properties

  • Lot 1 Superb site for residence of character (Parlington Hall site)
  • Lot 2 Gardens House (Principal source for fruit and vegetables from the walled gardens since the late 18th century)
  • 7 Highly productive arable and stock farms (let and producing £5,746.00 [£87,250 at todays rates, 2009, based on the retail price index] per annum) lots 3-9.
  • Lot 3 Park House Farm ~ 360 acres (Included Wakefield Lodge and two cottages)
  • Lot 4 South Lodge Farm ~ 153 acres
  • Lot 5 Leyfield Farm ~ 246 acres
  • Lot 6 Home Farm, Parlington ~ 177 acres
  • Lot 7 Manor Farm Garforth ~ 311 acres
  • Lot 8 Throstle Nest Farm ~ 153 acres
  • Lot 9 Swan (Mill) Farm, Aberford ~ 111 acres
  • Lots 10-12 242 acres of Parkland
  • Lots 15-19 470 acres of productive and valuable Woodland, with vacant possession.
  • Numerous cottages at Aberford and Saxton, some with vacant possession. (60 in total) as follows
  • Lot 13 Hookmoor Lodge (North)
  • Lot 14 Hookmoor Lodge (South)
  • Lot 20 Keeper's House, Parlington
  • Lot 21 Assbridge Lodge
  • Lot 22 Pike Head Lodge
  • Lot 23 Lake Cottage
  • Lot 24 Staithe Cottage
  • Lot 25 Lilly Pit Cottage
  • Lot 26 School Grounds, Aberford
  • Lot 27 Sewage Works, Garforth
  • Lot 28 Parlington Lane Cottage
  • Lot 31 Northern Cottages, North End, Aberford
  • Lot 32 Northern Cottages, North End, Aberford
  • Lot 33 Northern Cottages, North End, Aberford
  • Lot 34 Northern Cottages, North End, Aberford
  • Lot 35 Northern Cottages, North End, Aberford
  • Lot 35a Garden Ground, North End, Aberford
  • Lot 36 Pair of Cottages, Banks Row, Aberford
  • Lot 37 Pair of Cottages, Banks Row, Aberford
  • Lot 38 Bridge Cottages, Aberford
  • Lot 39 Bridge Cottages, Aberford
  • Lot 40 Bridge Cottages, Aberford
  • Lot 41 Bridge Cottages, Aberford
  • Lot 42 Bridge Cottages, Aberford
  • Lot 43 Bridge Cottages, Aberford
  • Lot 44 Pair of Cottages, Chursh Terrace, Aberford
  • Lot 45 Church House, Aberford
  • Lot 46 Post Office, Aberford
  • Lot 47 Shop with living accommodation and cottage, Aberford (Bennetts)
  • Lot 48a Oliver Cottages, Aberford
  • Lot 48b Oliver Cottages, Aberford
  • Lot 48c Oliver Cottages, Aberford
  • Lot 48d Oliver Cottages, Aberford
  • Lot 48e Oliver Cottages, Aberford
  • Lot 48f Oliver Cottages, Aberford
  • Lot 48g Oliver Cottages, Aberford
  • Lot 49 Depot Cottages, Aberford
  • Lot 50 Cottage, Main Street, Aberford
  • Lot 51 The Gables, Aberford, (Pair of Cottages and Joiners shop)
  • Lot 52 Old Gas House, Lotherton Lane
  • Lot 53 Police House, Aberford
  • Lot 54 Cottage, Bunkers Hill, Aberford
  • Lot 55 Pair of Cottages, Bunkers Hill, Aberford
  • Lot 56 Cottage, Bunkers Hill, Aberford
  • Lot 57 Cottage, Bunkers Hill, Aberford
  • Lot 58 Cottage, Bunkers Hill, Aberford
  • Lot 59 Cottage, Bunkers Hill, Aberford
  • Lot 60 Cottage, Bunkers Hill, Aberford
  • Lot 61 Pair of Cottages, Bunkers Hill, Aberford
  • Lot 62 Pair of Cottages, Widow's Row, Aberford
  • Lot 63 Building Site, Aberford
  • Lot 64 Building Site, Aberford
  • Lot 65 Allotments Gardens, Bunkers Hill, Aberford
  • Lot 66 Allotments Gardens, Saxton
  • Lot 67 Pair of Cottages, Scarthingwell Lane, Saxton
  • Lot 68 Pair of Cottages, Scarthingwell Lane, Saxton
  • Lot 69 Cottage, Saxton
  • Lot 70 Cottage, Saxton
  • Lot 71 The Forge, Saxton
  • Lot 72 Pair of Cottages, Saxton

So ended 360 years of Gascoigne dominance of the district. A few years later Lotherton was bequethed to Leeds City Council and everything that had once been in the Gascoigne domain was consigned to history!

For full details visit: The Parlington History Site

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