Bednall Collection Part 3 (BC3) No.s 176 to 200   

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Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft conveyance of No.4, Toll Bar Avenue, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, Cheshire by Messrs Albert and Edward Rochford of High Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, builders, to John Cooper Pennington and Sarah Ann Pennington his wife of Chelford Road, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, dated 1934.  The price was £440. Includes a plan.

Rochford; Pennington; Bradbury; Norton; Brownson;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Draft conveyance of 16008 square yards of land on  Ivy Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire by Thomas Bullock of Rock House, Byrons Lane, Macclesfield and Tom Rose  of Windmill Street, Macclesfield,  to Samuel  Manwood Howard of Fallibroome Road, Prestbury near Macclesfield, retired farmer, for £266-13s -4d. The document is  dated 20 January  1934 and includes a plan.

Bullock Rose; Howard; Haworth; Marsh; Clarke;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Supplementary abstract of title of Miss Emily Palmer  of a freehold messuage known as Spring  Cottage, Chester Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire 1920 . Includes a plan. On the back of the document are pencil notes re the estate of Frank Bostock deceased.

Palmer; Clarke;  Ormrod;Colville;  Slack; Bostock; Morris; Mellor;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Copy conveyance of a 1 acre, freehold, plot of land in Ivy Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, by Miss Mary E. Clarke and Edward Arthur Clarke both of Ivyholme, Macclesfield  to Thomas Clapham of The Woodlands, Macclesfield, shirt manufacturer,  for £400.  .Dated 2 May 1912. Includes a plan of the site.

Clarke; Clapham; Davenport; Brindley;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

[1] Copy inventory of articles at Park House, Macclesfield with detailed valuation for Mrs Laura Gardiner. 

[2] Executors' minutes relating to the probate of the estate of the late Edward Arthur Clarke of Park House, Macclesfield, Cheshire 1917.

[3] Draft legacy duty account re Edward Arthur Clarke and Mary Elizabeth Clarke dated 7 February 1935.

[4] Statement of the approximate value of the estate of Miss Harriet Clarke deceased

Clarke; Gardiner; Turner; Whitehead;  Haworth; Hollands; Hancock; Provis; Allen; Massey; Marsh; Hastings; Bullock; Williams; Price; Sergeant;  Torr; Brocklehurst;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Copy of Messrs Trotter & Hayes statement of Mrs. Harriet Clarke's rents for two years up to 24 June 1905.

Clarke; Trotter; Hayes; Brough; Plant; Careless; Hough; Hodkinson; Sherratt; Armstrong; Davies; Dale; Webster; Duckworth; Clulow; Kirk; Mellor; Cooper; Mottershead; Smith; Weston; Bottomly; Bradbury; Brown; Burgess; Booth; Pooley; Hibbert;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Copy lease, dated 23 March 1892, of the Park Farm and other lands and cottages near Macclesfield, Cheshire by David Clarke of Park House, Macclesfield, Cheshire,  to James Kirk of Park Farm, Macclesfield, farmer, at an annual rent of £260.  Field names and details given

Clarke; Pattinson; Kirk;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Copy conveyance of 20 acres 2 roods 31 perches of land in Victoria Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, by Harold Harrison of Macclesfield, Cheshire, and Joseph Lockett Thompstone of Cowley Farm, Gawsworth, Cheshire, to the Cheshire County Council, dated 15 November 1939. The price paid was £6400. Document includes a plan. The property lay on and to the South of Victoria Road and extended  towards the properties "Field House" and "Summerhill" on the Chester Road.

Harrison; Thompstone; Wain; May; Scrimgeour; Lowndes;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;

Miscellaneous items relating to property on or near Park Lane, Ivy Lane and Ivy Road, Macclesfield.

[1] Brochure re the sale on 17 July 1907 at the Macclesfield Arms Hotel, Macclesfield, of Park House, Ryles Farm, Park Cottage and land and houses in Hobson Street, Ryle Street, Brown Street, Park Lane, Peel Street, Vincent Street, Nelson Street, Macclesfield by order of the executors of the late Miss Harriette Clarke.

Also 7 letters from G. Foden of Beech Lane, Macclesfield to E. A. Clarke of Ivyholme, Macclesfield and a quotation, dating between October 1905 and  November 1907-chiefly relating to the felling of trees on or near the Park House Estate, Park Lane, Macclesfield. 

[2] Notice to Edward Arthur Clarke of Ivyholme, Macclesfield from  Edwin Crew  of Macclesfield, silk finisher and purchaser of Lot 5 in the auction of the Park House Estate, re the widening of Ryles Park Road, dated 26 August 1907.

Clarke; Foden; Crew;


Buxton, Derbyshire; Bosley, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Forton, Wharton, Staffordshire; Manchester;

Miscellaneous items relating to Ivy House Farm, Macclesfield,

[1] Letter dated 14 March 1949 from Percy Wright, architect & surveyor, Jordangate, Macclesfield to T. Rose  care of May & Wain, solicitors, Macclesfield re the Ivy House Farm.The tenant, Frank Brocklehurst , had vacated the farm and David Grimshaw had offered to buy the house (only) for £250.  Wright advised Rose to sell the house and between 1 and 2 acres of land for not less than £1000.  The disadvantages of the house werethat it had no sewer,  gas or electricity laid on, it was close to a Corporation housing estate and suffered from trespass. Theses were offset by the fact that it was a "country cottage type of building with out buildings, reasonably close to Macclesfield".  Wright also mentions that the 4 bedroomed house had attractive appearance with stone mullions and leaded light windows overlooking the garden to the South.

[2] Copy agreement for the occupation of Ivy House Farm, Macclesfield between Miss Mary E. Clarke and the trustees of Edward Arthur Clarke of Macclesfield, to Frank Brocklehurst of Upton Hall, Macclesfield, farmer, at an annual rent of £147-13s-0d, dated 30 September 1925. Document contains a schedule of the property giving field names, sizes, etc. The farm covered  44 acres 3 rood and 22 perches and was predominantly laid down to pasture with only 4 acres  36 perches of arable. The previous tenant of the farm was Henry Edward Barlee.

[3]Abstract of the title of Miss Elizabeth Clarke and others to freehold land in Ivy Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire contracted to be sold to Miss Foden, dated 1929. The recital starts with an indenture dated 7 August 1888 between Robert Brindley of Bosley, Cheshire and Miss Mary Elizabeth Clarke and Edward Arthur Clarke of Park Cottage, Macclesfield citing the will of John Booth of Macclesfield, dated 15 August 1866) in which property was placed in the hands of trustees, on of whom was Brindley,  for the benefit of Booth's daughter Elizabeth Simpson Clarke. Justice Stirling granted an Order in Chancery on 18 February 1888 that the property be granted to Elizabeth and Edward Clarke as tenants in common. The property included four fields called the Lower Meadow, the Turnip Field, the Little Meadow and the Handkerchief Filed all of which were bounded on the East by Ivy Lane. Document contains plans showing the arrangement of the fields. The fields seem to lie on either side of Ivy Road at its junction with Ivy Lane and with the road across to Bostock's farm and Broken Cross.

[4] Abstract of the title of the Trustees of Clarke's vesting deed relating to 21 acres 3 rood 24 perches of land in Ivy Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire 1946. This repeats much of [3] above but states land was formerly held with Ivy House Farm. 19 acres 3 rood and 14 perch of the land was bounded on the East by Ivy Lane (Road?) and on the North by the Chester Road, on the West and Northwest partly by the lands of the wife of Dr Slacke and partially by lands that formerly belonged to the Governors of the Free Grammar  School.

Clarke; Rose; Brocklehurst; May; Wain; Wright; Barlee; Mason; Brindley; Booth; Bullock; Haworth; Marsh; Slacke;


Macclesfield, Cheshire;` Manchester;

Miscellaneous documents relating to  Ivy House Farm, Ivy Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, 1941 to 1952.

[1] Letter dated 13 June 1941, to Percy Wright, Macclesfield re Ivy House Farm and the cost of the minimum repairs needed. (The loft was in a very bad way).

[2] Letter dated 16 May 1941, from Hall, Brydon & Co., Manchester, to May & Wain, Macclesfield, solicitors, re the Ivy House Farm reporting Mr Higginbotham's views on patching up the farm.

[3]Letter dated 13 June 1941, from  May & Wain, Macclesfield, solicitors, to Hall, Brydon & Co., Manchester, concerning repairs to Ivy House Farm.

[4] Copy letter, dated 1 April 1941, to A.W.Bullock & Co from May & Wain, Macclesfield re he Ivyhouse Farm and in particular, points raised by Frank Brocklehurst the tenant of Ivyhouse Farm concerning its condition.   The farm was not suitable for "Grade A" milk production; the house was very damp, sales of land had made access to some of his fields more difficult; he was subject to a lot of trespass because of the development of surrounding lands;  the field drainage was bad and he had no hay sheds. The writer confirmed that the farm buildings were in a bad state.

[5] Letter, dated 16 June 1941, from Percy Wright, architect and surveyor, Macclesfield, Cheshire to May & Wain, Macclesfield, solicitors, giving the results of his survey of the buildings on  Ivy House Farm, Macclesfield.

[6] Draft letter, dated 1 April 1941, from May & Wain, Macclesfield to Swanwick, Terras & Co, Manchester re complaints raised by  Frank Brocklehurst concerning his tenancy of Ivy House Farm, Macclesfield and his suggestion that his rent be reduced to £2 per acre until the buildings had been brought up to Grade A milk requirements.  May & Wain wished to avoid arbitration but were unwilling to reduce the rent to the level the tenant suggested.

[7] Copy letter, dated 20 March 1941, from May & Wain, Macclesfield to Swanwick, Terras & Co, Manchester re Ivyhouse Farm, Macclesfield.   Concerns the possible reduction of the tenant's rent because of the poor condition of the farm.. It states that " the footpath across the land has always been unfenced and there has always been trouble with flood-water on that part of the low lying land near the corner of Ivy Road and the Chester Road".

[8] Letter, dated 18 March 1941, from  Swanwick, Terras & Co, Manchester to May & Wain, Macclesfield  re complaints raised by  the tenant of Ivy House Farm, Macclesfield and Mr Higginbotham's suggestion that a 5/- per acre reduction in rent would be the best way of dealing with the matter.

[9] Several items of correspondence between Philip Swanwick, Terras & Co, Manchester and Percy Wright, architect and surveyor, Macclesfield re the Ivyhouse Farm, Macclesfield, Cheshire, dating between  28 February and 11 March 1941. [9/3] Is a detailed report by Percy Wright, architect and surveyor, Macclesfield on the complaints made by the Tenant of Ivy House Farm, Macclesfield and his claim for a reduction of rent, dated 10 March 1941. The trespass complained off was described as "extraordinary" in extent. "During the evening hours, particularly in Summer but even in winter to a lesser extent, couples wander about over the farm and round the hedges, damaging the latter and frequently upsetting the animals grazing. In one case a horse was lamed as a direct result of trespass. Now that a large number of houses have been erected near and round the farm, people from these dwellings walk straight on to the pasture field and play golf, cricket, rounders, etc In one case during the Summer, a man fetched out his lawn  mower and cut a path in the turf so that children could play cricket. In some cases adjoining dwellers with gardens have emptied their lawn-cuttings into the field. Many of the back gardens of the new houses have constructed little gates so that they can walk directly on to the pasture field. The main pasture field on the West side of  Ivy Road is more increasingly becoming a general playground for children in the evenings." The documents gives the rents per acre and acreages of the Ivy House (41.75 acres), Ivy Mead (44.75 acres), Ivy Bank (28 acres) and Ivy Cottage(42.25acres) Farms. The rent for the Ivy House Farm was £3-2s-6d per acre.

[10]Letter, dated 27 May 1942, from Percy Wright, architect and surveyor, Macclesfield, Cheshire to May & Wain, Macclesfield, solicitors, giving the present acreage (40 acres 0rood 15.25perches), rent (£3-2s-6d) per acre and annual rent( £125-6s-0d) of Ivy House Farm, Macclesfield.

[11] Bundle of letters dating between March 19480 and May 1952 re the sale of land at Ivy House Farm, Macclesfield, Cheshire.[11/3} 9 June 1948 Robinson's Brewery wish to buy land on Ivy House Farm.  [11/8] 16 March 1949- Corporation plan to build on the remainder of Clarke land on the West side of Ivy Road. Also mentions Grimshaw's offer  of £200 per acre for 2 acres of land adjoining his house. [11/5] The state of Ivy Meade Farm 30 December 1948. [11/12] Offer from J. F. Plant of £1000 for Ivy House and outbuildings and more than 1 acre of land.

Clarke; Wright; May; Wain; Higginbotham; Brocklehurst; Swanwick; Terras; Torr; Mottershead; Rose;Littlejohn; Grimshaw; Plant; Turner; Wragg; Findlow; Clayton; Pattinson; Harrison; Robinsons;



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