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.

George Robins - Unhappy about 1822 Sale of OatlandsIt 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