2 February 1996

Values over the years

WITH Knight Frank currently celebrating its centenary, looking back at some properties sold by the farms department more than once gives an idea of the changes in value of agricultural property over the years.

Ingrams Farm, Sussex – 110 acres

July 1963 – £ 38,000

July 1986 – £475,000

Dec 1988 – £1.155m

Buckland Marsh, Oxfordshire

Nov 1972: House, farm buildings and 390 acres – £300,000

Nov 1976 750 acres – £622,000

Purchased 1991 1000 acres – £1m

Itchen Fishing, Hampshire

May 1981 22 acres – £ 33,500

May 1991 32 acres – £700,000

Salperton Park, Gloucestershire

Sept 1981 1595 acres – £3m

Purchased 1995 1795 acres – £8.5m

The Druids Lodge Estate, Wiltshire – 3350 acres sold on a lock, stock and barrel basis.

1989 – £13m

1992 – £11.5m

The Longparish Estate, Hampshire – 850 acres.

1989 – Including a house in need of complete renovation – £4.5-5m

Sept 1992 – Including a renovated house £3.5m

* Prices given are approximate.

The Druids Lodge Estate, in Wiltshire looks out on to Stonehenge bought by Cecil Chubb in 1915 for £6600 as a present to his wife. Three years later she gave it to the nation.