ate: Windy Edge farm, having an area of 70ac. 1r. 12p , let at a rental of £208, has a superior soil resting on gravel and partly on clay. It is made up of a number of parcels of land, which had long ago been held by various owners. The “whole now belongs to Mr. J. F. Baird, barrister. The early deeds are interesting as showing the minute divisions of these town fields, and the names by which these divisions were called; we have acres, half-acres, riggs, sellions, and butts. In Warkworth, such divisions are designatcd half-acres, scribes, butts, and tens. The first deed, dated October 16th, 1621, is a feoffment made between William Beadnell of Alnwick and his wife on the first part, and Nicholas Forster of Alnwick, merchant. In a marriage settlement, dated February 8th, 1676, between John Forster and Edward Roddam, they are described as the Acre ends, Hall meadows, Corney edge, Bogg side, Long haugh, Fisher butts. Kill pitts hole, Fox holes, Five acres, and Low Heldike closes
Sale notice: 2 March, 1872:
FOR SALE. THE following valuable FREEHOLD HOUSES and PARCELS OF LAND ALNWICK, and at WINDY EDGE and ALNMOUTH, which belonged to the late Mr Robt. Bolton, will be offered FOR SALE BY AUCTION, Mr THOMAS ROBERTSON, at the CORN EXCHANGE, Alnwick, on TUESDAY, the 12th day of March, 1872, and the following day, One o’clock the afternoon precisely on each day, in LOTS, subject to such conditions and reserves as will be then stated.
FIRST DAY’S SALE, on TUESDAY, the 12th MARCH, 1872. THE ALNWICK PROPERTIES. ….
SECOND DAY’S SALE, on WEDNESDAY, the 13th MARCH, 1872. THE WINDY EDGE PROPERTY.
- Lot 17.—Two COTTAGES and Two Small GARDENS at Windy Edge, in the occupation of Mr Dixon.
- Lot 18.—A PARCEL OF (part of the East Bog Side), containing Three Acres or thereabouts.
- Lot 19.—A PARCEL OF LAND, adjoining the above, containing Three Acres or thereabouts.
- Lot 20.—A PARCEL OF LAND, adjoining the above, containing Three Acres or thereabouts.
- Lot 21.-A PARCEL OF LAND, next to the above, containing 1 acre, 3 roods, perches, or thereabouts, and adjoining “the Alnwick Alnmouth Turnpike.
These four last mentioned lots are of most excellent land, and are laid down to permanent grass. Ihey are suitable to be kept small crofts or to form building sites.
From Alnwick Mercury: 16th March 1872
EXTENSIVE SALE OF PROPERTY IN ALNWICK AND ALNMOUTH.
The extensive property of the late Mr Robert 801. ton, at Alnwick, Windy Elge, an Alnmouth, was sold by Mr Thomas Robertson, auctioneer, in the Corn Exchange, on Tuesday and Wednesday last. On each afternoon there was a very large attendance, and great interest in the sale was manifested. The Alnwick property forming 16 lots was sold on the Tuesday with the following result…..
At the second day’s sale, the Windy Edge property was sold as follows :
- Two cottages with small garden attached, to W. Dickson, Esq., for £270
- three parcels of land, each containing about 3 acres. to David Geggie (instructed, it was understood, on behalf of the Duke of Northumberland) for £455, £430, and £440 respectivel
- and a parcel land adjoining the road and consisting something less than 2 acres, to Mr James Landells for £550. The last mentioned lot excited the keenest competition there was during the sale ; the contest lay between Messrs Geggie and Landells, and the success of the latter was the signal for loud applause.