The Sale of Oatlands - 1 August 1822
The estate was offered in fifty lots totalling 3,512 acres (about 1421.25 hectares) over two days. According to the auctioneer's notes, only seven lots were sold on each of the two days. these were:
|Day One||Day Two|
|Lot 4||Byfleet Corn Mills||£3,500||Lot 22||The Crown Public House||£730|
|Lot 6||Byfleet Bridge Farm||£3,500||Lot 23||A Small Freehold |Estate||£200|
|Lot 7||Island Meadow||£780||Lot 25||Two Freehold Allotments of Pasture||£140|
|Lot 10||A Freehold Piece of Pasture Land||£70||Lot 28||A Small Freehold Estate||£245|
|Lot 15||A Small Freehold Estate||£140||Lot 30||The Manor House [at Walton]||£360|
|Lot 16||A Freehold Allotment
||£55||Lot 32||A Freehold Paddock of Grass & Garden||£230|
|Lot 19||Purcroft Lands [part]
||£450||Lot 33||A Most Desirable Freehold Meadow||£65|
This disposed of a total of 169 acres 3 roods 23 perches of land (68.93 hectares) and made £10,465, cosiderably less than the duke was hoping for.
It seems that the Duke of York was not the only one who was unhappy about the sale, as the following appeared a little over a couple of weeks later.
It was highly probable that Mr George Robins and his friends became even more disgruntled when, only three days later, Mr Forrest was back in action again, this time selling off the furniture...
The "Crown Public House" referred to remains today as "The Old Crown" as a wonderful link with the past in Thames Street, Weybridge.
Main Image Source: Surrey History Centre, Goldsworth Road, Woking