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Newspaper Extracts - Thoralby


Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intellingencer – 25th February, 1890


Valuable Freehold and, as to a very small part, Long Leasehold

ESTATES for Sale.

Messrs J.HESELTINE & SON will Sell bu Auction, at the King's Arms Hotel, Askrigg, in the county of York, on Thursday, 13th day of March, 1890, at Six o'clock in the Evening, in the following or such other lots as may be agreed on, and subject to condition of sale to be then read.

ALL that Valuable DIARY FARM, called "Thwaite-holme," situate in the township of Askrigg, in the parish of Aysgarth ... consisting of a newly built (stone) [four years ago] and commodious Farmhouse, Outbuildings, and Closes of Land, containing altogether (by estimation) 28a. 3r. 27p., or thereabouts ...

And also all that other Valuable DAIRY FARM, called "Littleburn," situate in the respective townships of Thoralby and Newbiggin, in the aforesaid parish of Aysgarth, now in the occupation of the representatives of the late Mr. Thos. Fawcett, consisting of a capital Farmhouse, or Family Residence, and 52 a. 2r. 34p. of Meadow and Pasture Land, or thereabouts (more or less).

The Littleburn Farm will be sold with possession on the 6th pf April next, ...

Both Lots are Freehild of inheritance, with the exception of about two acres of the Littlebyrn Farm, which is Leasehold, held for the residue of a certain term of 999 years, created in the year 1746, at a merely nominal rent (if any).

Attached to Littleburn Farm are 5 4-10 Sheep Gaits on Wassett Fell, which will be sold as appurtenant to the Land, as well as an unlimited Right of Sporting ion the same Fell (Grouse Moor).

The Dwelling-house at Littleburn was originally erected at a cost of between £1,000 and £2,000, and with a small and judicious outlay could be made very compact and comfortable Family Residence, and for a small capitalist wishing to retire and farm his own Land Lot 2 presents and exceptional opportunity.  ...

There is capital trout and grayling fishing to be found in the immediate vicinity of the farms. and hounds are kept in the neighbourhood as well.

Both properties are within easy access of railway communication; the Littleburn property being within about two miles of Aysgarth Station, ... on the North-Eastern Railway; and both stations afford direct access by both the Midland and North-Eastern train systems.

The thriving market towns of Hawes and Leyburn are also of easy access by rail or road, and the property as a whole presents an investment not often to be met with in the neighbourhood..

The respective tenants will show the property ion application, and printed particulars may be obtained if the Auctioneers, Hawes, Yorkshire; or of 

W.E.M. WINN, Solicitor, Askrigg, Hawes, 

Askrigg 6th February,1890. 

York Herald - 31 May, 1890



FATAL ACCIDENT AT THORALBY, WENSLEYDALE. - Mrs. Bushby, who resided at Thoralby, near Aysgarth, was found at the stairs foot of her house dead on Thursday last. Deceased, was about 80 years of age, lived alone.

[Ellen Bushby was an 80 year old widow, born at Newbiggin

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