Cobbs Bush Farm


Cobbs Bush 1843
Ref: Date Occupant
Map 1843 Ayres
Census 1871 Mark Ridgway ?
Census 1881 Edward Mold ?
Abstract Title 1881 William Clarke now W. Nicholson
Census 1891 John Owen- Shepherd
Census 1901 Albert Webster- Cattleman on farm
Census 1911 Charlie Burnell - Horseman on Farm
Electoral Roll 1915 William Meakins - cottage
Electoral Roll 1919 William Meakins
Electoral Roll 1921 John Franklin business premises
qualification
Electoral Roll 1922 William Meakins
Electoral Roll 1928 William Meakins
Electoral Roll 1929 William Gayton
Electoral Roll 1933 William Gayton & Arthur George Allen
Electoral Roll 1939 William Gayton
Sale 1943 Leslie Gordon Markham
Sale 1962 Roy Mayo


An Abstract of Title dated 7th October 1881

of

Major Harry Grant Thorold to an Estate situate in the Parishes of Cosgrove and Furtho in the County of Northampton

Farm fields &c. formerly in the occupation of the executors of
William Clarke but now of W. Nicholson - Cobb Bush


Number on Plan Name Cultivation
Quantity
a.
r.
p.
79
Homestead
1
10
80
Mill Gate Field
Pasture
20
1
3
81
Rickyard Piece
Arable
7
2
38
83
Home Field
Arable
9
3
36
TOTAL A
38
1
7


Cosgrove Hall Estate Sale 1919

LOT 5

(Coloured Brown on Plan).

A  Valuable   Compact  Small Farm

KNOWN AS

COBBS BUSH

situate on the Northampton Road, about 1 mile from Castlethorpe Station, comprising a Stone Built
and Thatched Farm House, Set Farm Buildings, Garden, Productive Arable and useful Grass Land,
having a total area of about

56a. 0r. 3p.

The Farmhouse

contains Parlour, Kitchen, Pantry, Three Bedrooms, outside Wash-house, Two-bay Wood Barn, E.C.

The Farm Buildings

include Three-bay Open Shed, Loose Box, Cattle Yard, Lean-to Implement Shed, Barn, Five-Horse
Stable, Stallion Box.  Water from Well.

SCHEDULE.

NO. ON PLAN.
DESCRIPTION.
AREA.
PARISH OF COSGROVE.
57
Arable..............................................................................................................
12.922
58
Ditto ................................................................................................................
20.212
60
Grass..............................................................................................................
13.577
61
Arable..............................................................................................................
27.379
65
Homestead....................................................................................................
15.663
PARISH OF FURTHO
40
Ditto.................................................................................................................
11.643
Total A.
56.019

Tithe Free.

The above is in hand and sold with possession on completion.


Northampton Mercury - Friday 07 August 1942

FOR SALE Cobbs Bush Farm, Cosgrove,

102 Acres; possession. Also Land Stony Stratford, 130' 42'; Building 28' x 18'; with possession.

Apply Franklin, Stony Stratford


Northampton Mercury - Friday 13 August 1943

GENUINE SALE.

COSGROVE, BUCKS.

COBBS BUSH FARM.

2 miles Stony Stratford, 6 miles Towcester, 8 miles Buckingham. Osborne & Son

Are favoured with instructions from Mr. John Franklin (the farm having been sold), to Sell by Auction,

on the Premises, on MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 1943. 12 noon prompt,

THE WHOLE LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK.

33 HEAD OF DAIRY CATTLE,
comprising

5 d.c. Cows, 2 New Milch, 15 in-milk and Calf, 10 Young Stock, Red Pedigree Bull.

ROAN PONY.

IMPLEMENTS & MACHINERY:

Fordson Tractor, Ransome’s 2-furrow Plough, Set Tractor Rubbers, Drill (13-couiter). Mangold Drill Cultivator Disc Harrows, Rim and Smooth Rolls, Ploughs, Horse Hoe, Slag Drill, Mowing Machine, Haymaker. Swath Turner, Side-delivery Timber Wagon, Four Four-wheel Trolleys, Albion Binder, 5ft., complete; Hay Sweeps, Bull Float, Ladders, Boring Tackle, complete with windlass, Stone-breaker, Winnowing Machine Hay Loader, Elevator (with Lister Engine, Pulleys and Belting), Chaff cutter, Bamford Corn Mill, Pulper, Lister 5 h.p. Engine, with tank; 200 gal. Paraffin Tank with pump; Pig Troughs, Iron Fencing, Chain Pulleys, Galvanised Cistern, Rolls Pig Wire, Sack Barrows, 2-ton Jack, Tractor Pulley, Hay and Pitch Forks, Rick Sheets. Iron Tree Guards, Harness Sets, thiller, Milk Cart etc, etc.

 Catalogues (2d. each) from the Auctioneers, Buckingham (Phone 2120).


Northampton Mercury - Friday 03 September 1943

An auction sale of farming stock, implements, and machinery was held by Messrs. Osborne and Son. at Cobbs Bush Farm. Cosgrove, by order of Mr. J Franklin.

Cows and calves made to £46: down-calving cows. £45: two-years-old heifers. £17 5s.: pedigree bull, £35; horses up to 23½ gns.

Implements and machinery comprised Fordson tractor and rubbers. £250; Ransome tractor plough. £43 44.: mowing machine for tractor. £32; elevator. £85; Albion binder. £60; farm cart - 5 h.p. engine, £38; Bamford mill, £32.

The auctioneer was Mr. L. Osborne.


Northampton Mercury - Friday 20 February 1948

DIVISIONAL COURT Traffic cases dealt with by Northampton Divisional Magistrates included: Leslie Gordon Markham (27), Cobbs Bush Farm. Cosgrove, farmer, was fined £2 for using a motorvan inefficient brakes, and £1 for not having a mirror. William David Markham (57), Manor Farm, Castlethorpe farmer, was fined £2 and £1 for permitting these offences.


Genuine Sale

COBBS BUSH FARM, COSGROVE

BUCKS

2 miles, Stony Stratford, 6 miles

Towcester, 8 miles Buckingham

---------------

OSBORNE & SON

Are favoured with instructions from Mr. John Franklin (the Farm having been sold) to Sell by Auction on the premises on MONDAY 30th AUGUST 1943 at TWELVE noon prompt, the whole Live and Dead

FARMING STOCK: 33 head of DAIRY CATTLE, comprising 5 d.c. COWS 2 new milch, 15 in-milk and calf 10 Young Stock. Red Pedigree Bull: Roan PONY

IMPLEMENTS & MACHINERY: “Fordson” TRACTOR, “Ransomes” 2 furr Plough, Set Tractor RUBBERS, Drill (13 citr.), Mangold Drill, Cultivator, Disc Harrows, Rim and Smooth Rolls, Ploughs, Horse Hoe, Slag Drill, Mowing Machine, Haymaker, Swath Turner, Side Delivery, Timber Waggon, Four 4-wh. Trolleys, Albion BINDER 5ft. complete, Hay Sweeps, BULL FLOAT, Ladders, Boring Tackle complete with Windlass, STONE BREAKER, Winnowing Machine, Hay Loader, ELEVATOR (with Lister Engine, Pulleys, and Belting), Chaffcutter, Bamford Corn Mill, Pulper, LISTER 5 h.p. ENGINE with Tank, 200 gal, Paraffin Tank with Pump, Pig Troughs, Iron Fencing, Chain Pulleys, Galv. Cistern, Rolls Pig Wire, Sack Barrows, 2 –ton Jack, TRACTOR PULLEY, Hay and Pitch Forks, Rick Sheets, Iron Tree Guards, HARNESS, Sets Thiller, Milk Carts, Etc., etc.

Catalogues (2d. each) from the Auctioneers, Buckingham (Telephone 2120).


By Order of Messrs. Markham

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE / BUCKINGHAM BORDER

The Freehold Agricultural Properties
known as

Manor Farm
CASTLETHORPE

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

extending to an area of about
260 Acres

and

COBBS BUSH FARM
Cosgrove

NORTHAMPTONSHRE
extending to an area of about
101 Acres

TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY AUCTION WITH VACANT POSSESSION
save as to 81 Acres, the subject of a Lease and Licence to Gravel Extractors
(unless previously sold privately)
by

PEIRCE, THORPE & MARRIOTT

at the

ANGEL HOTEL, NORTHAMPTON
on SATURDAY, 21ST JULY, 1962
at 3 o'clock


PARTICULARS OF


COBBS BUSH FARM
COSGROVE

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

A FREEHOLD MIXED FARM

situated between the M.l and the Watling Street adjoining the main Northampton-Stony
Stratford Road, 12 miles from Northampton, 2 miles from Stony Stratford and 8 miles from Towcester.

THE FARM HOUSE

which is approached by a hard road, is of brick construction with slated roof.

The accommodation comprises—
On the Ground Floor—

FRONT PORCH.

ENTRANCE HALL with cupboard under stairs.

LIVING ROOM 14 ft. 3 ins. x 10 ft. 4 ins. with 6 ft. x 5 ft. 4 ins. alcove. DINING ROOM 14 ft. x 11 ft. with rough brick fireplace and built-in cup¬boards and with 6 ft. x 5 ft. 3 ins. sunlounge with wall seating.

KITCHEN 11 ft. 3 ins. x 12 ft. 6 ins. with tiled floor, Ideal boiler, cupboards, enamel sink unit and hot water boiler.

W.C. adjoining.

BACK PORCH.


On the First Floor—

LANDING.

FOUR BEDROOMS :—

No. 1. (14 ft. 4 ins. x 12 ft.)

No. 2. (14 ft. x 11 ft.) with cupboards

No. 3. (11 ft. 1 in. x 7 ft. 1 in.)

No. 4. (8 ft. x 11 ft. 6 ins.)

BATHROOM 12 ft. x 6 ft. 9 ins. with built in bath, hand basin (h. & c.) and W.C.

GARDEN

Main Electricity with power points in principal rooms.

Water is drawn from a well by an electric motor. Drainage by Septic Tank.

Telephone installed.

Rateable Value .. .. .. £13 0 0

Rates for the current half year .. £7 16 0

COTTAGE

of brick construction with slated roof adjoining the Farm House and containing Entrance Porch, Living Room 15 ft. x 12 ft. 3 ins. with brick fireplace, Kitchen 12 ft. x 6 ft. 3 ins. with glazed sink, Bedroom 9 ft. 10 ins. x 12 ft., Store Room 12 ft. X 15 ft. 1 in. and Cellar.

Main Electricity, Water from Farm House well, Sewage to Farm House septic tank.

THE FARM BUILDINGS

which are conveniently situated around a aoncrete Yard adjacent to the Farm House, comprise :—

Cow Shed of wood and concrete construction with corrugated iron roof, ties for 30 Cows and a manure collection pit.

Cow Shed of part brick and part stone construction with ties for 18, and having loft over.

Range of six lean-to Pig Styes of brick construction with corrugated asbestos roof, situated parallel to the Cow Shed for 18, and having a covered passage between.

Dairy of brick construction with corrugated asbestos roof. Meal House with loft over on 2-storeys.

Bullock Hovel of wood and corrugated iron construction with concreted yard and having a water tank with ball tap.

Seven-Bay Dutch Barn of wood and corrugated iron construction with four-bay lean-to and three-bay Stables.

Two large iron soft water tanks on brick piers.


THE LAND

is situated around the House and Buildings and comprises approximately 33 Acres of excellent Permanent Pasture and 67 Acres of Arable.

SCHEDULE

1925 Edition
O.S. No. Parish Description
Acreage
54 Cosgrove .. Pasture
.. .. ..
4.396
39 Cosgrove .. Pasture
.. .. 7.464
40 Cosgrove .. Pasture
.. .. .091
7.555
50 Cosgrove .. Pasture
.. .. ..
9.373
57 Cosgrove .. Pt. Arable, & Pt. Pasture
..
28.012
58 Cosgrove .. Pasture
.. .. ..
7.680
65 Cosgrove .. House and Buildings
.. ..
.390
60 Cosgrove .. Arable
.. ..10.108
40 Furtho .. Arable
.. ..2.426
12.534
60a Cosgrove .. Arable
.. ..6.185
40a Furtho .. Arable
.. ..1.218
7.403
42 Furtho .. Arable
.. .. ..
12.734
43 Furtho .. Arable
.. .. 2.199
67 Cosgrove .. Arable
.. .. 8.433
10.632
A. 100.709

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF SALE

1. The Property is Freehold and is as described in the two Schedules and the plans annexed hereto.

2. The Vendors are Trustees for Sale of the Property as partners with others.

3. The Title to the Property shall be deduced as follows :—

(a) As to Manor Farm.

A Conveyance on Sale dated 11th May, 1921, made between Marquess of Lincoln (1) Trustees (2) Ellen Markham (3).

(b) As to Cobbs Bush Farm.

(1) Part a Conveyance on Sale dated 24th March, 1920, made between H. G. Thorold (1) John Franklin (2).

(2) The remainder a Conveyance on Sale dated 14th August, 1937,

made between The Northampton Brewery Co. Ltd. (1) Debenture Trustees (2) John Franklin (3).

4. Completion shall take place on the twenty ninth day of September 1962 when vacant possession will be given save as to 81½ Acres of Manor Farm comprising Ordnance Numbers 7, 8, 12 and 13 which are sold subject to and with the benefit of a Lease and Licence to Welford Gravels Limited dated 5th August, 1960, providing for payment of Is. 2d. per cubic yard of gravel sand or ballast extracted. The Lease is for 21 years from 1st August, 1960 and the Landlords have the right to graze cattle thereon until given notice of successive encroachments by the Tenant.

5. In addition to the General Remarks and Stipulations hereinbefore set out the Property is sold subject to and with the benefit of:—

(a) The Lease and Licence mentioned in Clause 4 above relating to part of Manor Farm.

(b) The right of fishing in the canal reserved to The Northampton Brewery Co. Ltd. and their successors (in common with the then Purchaser and his successors) by the Conveyance 14th August, 1937, of part of Cobbs Bush Farm.

(c) The Restrictive Covenant in that Conveyance not to use the premises for any purpose in connection with the sale and consumption of intoxicating liquors.

(d) An Easement granted 31st October, 1955, to East Midlands Gas Board to lay and maintain a Gas Main through and under O.N. 42 in Cobbs Bush Farm.

(e) The Vendors will reserve out of the Conveyance of Manor Farm the right in fee simple to draw water from the main supply running alongside the Castlethorpe-Haversham road through the Northern fields of Manor Farm.

The said right shall be reserved in favour of land on the North side of the said road which is retained by the Vendors and the Vendors will arrange for separate metering and liability to charge.

(f) A public footpath which runs Northwards through O.N. 43 in Cobbs Bush Farm to the Cosgrove road.

6. A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid to the Auctioneers as Stakeholders upon Exchange of Contracts.

7. The National Conditions of Sale No. 1, 17th Edition shall be deemed to be incorporated herein save as may be inconsistent with the foregoing Special Conditions.

" The Vendors " are :—

ALICE GERTRUDE MARKHAM and LESLIE GORDON MARKHAM and MARCELLE RIDOUT and JACK ARTHUR GEORGE MARKHAM all of Manor Farm, Castlethorpe in the County of Buckingham.


Wolverton Express 17th July 1962

TWO FARMS SOLD FOR £49,700

Manor Farm, Castlethorpe, the home of the Markham family for nearly 50 years, was sold on Saturday at Northampton to Mr. H. M. Stockdale, of Pindon Manor, for £35,000. (The sale was on the instructions of Mrs. Markham, who also offered Cobbs Bush, Cosgrove. This was sold to Mr. Mayo, of Silverstone, for £14,700

But the Markhams are not leaving Castlethorpe. Mrs: Markham is going into retirement and will live at the bungalow Glencote, while her son Jack is to carry on farming the third of the family farms, Glenmore, of 150 acres The eldest son, Leslie, who used to be at Cobbs Bush, is leaving farming altogether. Mrs. Markham and her late husband, Mr. W. D. Markham; built up a fine herd of Friesians at Castlethorpe. Mr. Markham was president of the village Football Club, which played on their land and when he died 13 years ago Mrs Markham continued as president, an office she still holds.

With the sale of the farm, the club has had to give the pitch up, but another local farmer, Mr. J. Sawbridge, has allowed them the use of one of his fields. The sale on Saturday was conducted by Mr. S. G. Burkill, of Messrs. Peirce, Thorpe, and Marriott.