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Sale of The Rookery Estate, Thursday 2nd June 1921
"Fine Sporting, Residential and Agricultural Estate,
known as the Rookery, Bishopdale"
The Rookery and eleven farms were put up for sale following the death of Elizabeth Liddon-Lodge on 23rd July, 1920. Elizabeth had inherited the estate on the death of her brother Col. John William Lodge on 27th August, 1917. The Trust that administered the Liddon-Lodge estate after Elizabeth's death decided to sell the whole estate, some 4,098 acres, with shooting and grazing rights over an additional 1,027 acres.
The first section below are the sale particulars for the house, plantations and school, followed by the eleven farms, gardener's cottage, school house cottage, shooting on High Scarr and Wassett Fell. (Images from the sale brochure courtesy of the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes.)
The House, Plantations and School:
The Eleven Farms, Gardener's Cottage, School House Cottage Gardener's Cottage, Shooting on High Scarr and Wassett Fell: