23 November 2001


uWHAT is believed to be a record price for farmland at Heightington, near Bewdley in Worcestershire was achieved at auction when 8.17 acres went under the hammer for £39,500 (£4834/acre). A very dilapidated stone and brick cowshed and stockpen at Buckeridge, with residential planning consent for two small houses, made £171,000.

uLANDOWNERS whose assets include Lordship of the Manor should take advice with regard to the Land Registration Bill which will replace the Land Registration Act of 1925. There are potential problems where there are manorial rights over someone elses land, according to Smiths Gore. The Bill proposes that where rights are not registered within 10 years of the new Act coming into force, they will cease to be relevant.

uA "SMALL, tidy" dairy farm with 112 acres and over 318,000 litres of milk quota in Dyfed will be auctioned by Edward Perkins, Haverfordwest, on Dec 7. South Rogeston Farm at Portfield Gate includes a four-bedroom farmhouse and modern dairy parlour with a range of traditional and modern buildings. Auction guide is £300,000-£350,000. &#42

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