Category Archives: Auctions

1859 Auction of Church Living


Next Presentation.

MESSRS. CRAWTER WILL SELL BY AUCTION, at Garraway’s Coffee House. ’Change Alley, Cornhill, on Wednesday, March 16th, 1859, at one o’clock precisely, the NEXT PRESENTATION to the desirable LIVING OF MITCHAM, in the County of Surrey, only 8 miles from London, and 3 from Croydon Market Town, with the advantage of Railway communication to the City or West End in a very healthy locality, and improving neighbourhood.

The income is derived from commuted rent charge in lieu of tithes, and nearly 18 Acres of Glebe Land, with the Vicarage House. &c., estimated to produce in the gross together about £670 per annum.

The Glebe Lands can viewed on application to Mr. Wm. Hills, Church-street, Mitcham ; the Vicarage House to be viewed by cards only from the Auctioneers, and with the consent of the present incumbent.

Particulars may be had ten days before the sale of Mr. Chart, Vestry Clerk, Upper Mitcham; of Messrs. Mitchell and Berkeley, Solicitors, 27, Lincolns-inn-fields ; the King’s Head, Mitcham; Cock Inn, Sutton; principal Inns at Tooting, Merton, and Epsom; the Greyhound, Croydon ; and of Messrs. Crawter, Surveyors, Land Agents, &c., 5, Bedford-row (W.C.), and Cobham, Surrey.

Source: Sussex Agricultural Express – Tuesday 15 March 1859 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)

1822 Bucks Head referred to in auction

Building Materials, Chaise Cart, Household Furniture, &c. Upper Tooting, Surrey.——By FLAMSTON and ELLIS, on the Premises, adjoining the Bell, in Upper Tooling, on TUESDAY, June 25, at Twelve, in Lots, THE useful Materials of Four brick and timber-built Cottages, comprising brickwork, plain and pantiles, rafters, sound oak beams, girders, framed sashes, pannelled doors, floor boards, staircases, partitions, sundry useful materials, a light chaise cart, two feather beds, and a few lots of furniture, &c. To be viewed on Monday and morning of sale. Catalogues had on the Premises at the Bell Inn, Tooting; at the Buck’s Head, Mitcham; at the Elephant and Castle, Newington; and of the Auctioneers, 76 and 143, Minories.

Source: Morning Advertiser – Saturday 22 June 1822 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)

1876 auction of onions

Will Sell by Auction, at the Goat Inn, Mitcham Junction, on Thursday, March 23rd, at 5 p.m.,

THE GROWING CROP OF LISBON ONIONS, on nearly One-and-a-Half Acres of Land, in the occupation Mr. Buck, Beddington Comer. For (‘onditions of Sale see printed bills.

Source: Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter – Saturday 18 March 1876 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)

1853 auction of Manor of Biggin and Tamworth

MITCHAM, Surrey, close to Lower Tooting, and near Streatham and Croydon.

—To CAPITALISTS, Freehold Land and Building Societies, Market-gardeners, Medical Herbgrowers, and Others.—Valuable and extensive MANOR, with FREEHOLD and COPYHOLD PROPERTIES, nearly all land-tax free, comprising the remaining portion the estates of the late James Moore, Esq.

—Messrs. CRAWTER are favoured with instructions from the Devisee in Trust for Sale (and with the consent of the Mortgagee) to offer by AUCTION, at Garraway’s Coffee-house, Changealley, Cornhill, London, on MONDAY, Aug. 29, 1853, and two following days, at One precisely each day, in about seventy convenient lots, Nearly Three Hundred and Fifty Acres of superior LAND (part with brick earth), several buildings, consisting of a spacious Silk Printing Manufacturing Premises, with capital residence attached. The Prince of Wales Public-house, sundry Houses, Cottages, Brick Field, and Homesteads; very desirable Family Residence and Lands, known as Sherwood Farm; capital Wood, containing nearly 30 acres, well stocked with timber and underwood, and easily made a good game preserve.

And the extensive and lucrative Manor of Biggin and Tamworth, paying fines arbitrary, heriots, quit rents, tools, and appurtenances, with rights in and over the extensive common and waste. The situations of the estates are dispersed, but very eligible, being close to the church, Phipp’s-bridge, and road to Merton, Half Furlong, Blacklands, East Field, &c.; also on the high road from Mitcham to Morden, near the high roads to Streatham and Croydon, and part close to Lower Tooting.

All the land is in a high state of cultivation, of first-rate quality, particularly adapted to the growth of Medical Herbs (for which they were used by the late proprietor), and Market Garden Crops ; also productive Meadow and Pasture Lands, and several eligible Building Sites with extensive frontages, in a healthy improving neighbourhood, surrounded and adjoining to good roads, only eight miles from London, and three from Croydon Town. The whole of the value of upwards of £1,000 per annum, part being secured leases to responsible tenants, with reversions, and so near the metropolis, affords a rare opportunity to Trustees for investment, and is well worthy the attention of any capitalists.

The Croydon and Wimbledon Railway is about to be formed, and will pass through this estate; several of the most eligible lots will be within a few minutes’ walk of the proposed Station.

Possession of the greater part can be had at Christmas next. Particulars can be had 14 days prior to the Sale on application to T. E. Penfold, Esq., Solicitor, 42, Mecklenburgh-square; at Garraway’s; the King’s Head and Buck’s Head, Mitcham; the Greyhound, and Cock Inns, Sutton; principal Inns at Tooting, Merton, Corshalton, and at Messrs. Crawter, Surveyors, Land Agents, &c., 7, Southampton-buildings, Chancery-lane, and Cobham, Surrey.

A competent person will be employed to show the lands.

1939 Auction Queens Road etc

Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter – Friday 17 March 1939

Have been instructed to offer by Auction at the Greyhound Hotel, Croydon, on TUESDAY, 28th MARCH, at 6.30 p.m., The following properties.

9. ASCOT ROAD. TOOTING JUNCTlON.—Attractive centrally situated Villa producing £65 gross. Lease 67 years

2. MADEIRA ROAD, MITCHAM Residence, facing Common. Producing £91 gross.


13. BELGRAVE ROAD. MITCHAM. Shop, House and Stabling, producing £91 p.a. gross.


Catalogues from the Auctioneers: Upper Green, Mitcham; 781 London Road. ThorntonHeath. ’Phones: MIT. 0808. THO. 1361.

The Cedars

20th October 1857 South Eastern Gazette

20th October 1857 South Eastern Gazette

Text of ad:

HAS received instructions from the proprietor (who is leaving the neighbourhood,) to SELL by AUCTION, at “The CEDARS,” Mitcham-common, on This Day and To-morrow, OCTOBER 20th and 21st, at Twelve for One o’clock each day part of the excellent well-made HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, comprising mahogany and japanned four-post and French bedsteads and hangings, goose feather beds and bedding, marble top and other washstands and fittings dressing tables and glasses, carpets, chests of drawers the usual chamber appendages, mahogany and rosewood dining, loo, card, and occasional tables, cheffoniers, sets of chairs, easy chairs, window curtains, chimney glasses, Brussels and Kidderminster floor and stairs carpets, steel fenders and fire-irons, fine-toned pianoforte in rosewood ease, kitchen items, garden tools, greenhouse plants, dairy utensils, Oxford dog cart, harness, etc.

The Live and Dead Farming Stock, Implements of Agriculture, etc., comprise two useful cart horses, 26 well-bred sows and pigs, 100 head of poultry, carts, ploughs, harrows, patent chaff and turnip cutters, hey-making, winnowing, and corn crushing machines, land roller, home hoe, liquid manure and shop pumps, deals, battens, feather-edged and other boards, 9 stacks of, hay, stack of barley and pea draw, stack of oats, and ditto, about 60 bushels of potatoes, and miscellaneous effects.

The Furniture, etc., will be sold on the first day.

May be viewed, and catalogues obtained at Garraway’s Coffee-house, Change-alley, Cornhill; the inns in the neighbourhood ; and at the Auctioneer’s office, 101, High-street, Croydon.

See photo on Merton Memories.

1847 Blue Houses Auction


Mitcham, Surrey.

Valuable copyhold estates

MESSRS. BLAKE will SELL by AUCTION, at Garraway’s Coffee-house, Change-alley, on TUESDAY, May 25, at Twelve o’clock, in lots, comprising the OLD NAG’S HEAD INN, with extensive premises in the rear, situate at Upper Mitcham Green, held be Mr. William Loman, under a repairing lease, of which 17 1/4 years will be unexpired at Midsummer next, at the inadequate rent of £90 per annum (a premium having been paid on the granting of the lease), and forming a valuable investment for brewers or wine and spirit merchants; also, NINE HOUSES, with gardens and grounds, situate on Mitcham Common, at the junction of the roads leading to Croydon and Carshalton, known as the “Blue Houses,” in the occupation of various tenants, producing about £118 per annum.

Particulars, with plans, will be issued ten days before the sale, and may be had at the inns in the neighbourhood; at Garraway’s Coffee-house; the Artichoke Inn, Newington Causeway; of Messrs. Everest, White, Hanslip, and Manning, Solicitors, Epsom, and 12, Hatton-garden; of Mr. Robert Russell, Solicitor, 23, Martin’s-lane, Cannon-street and Croydon; and Messrs. Blake, Croydon.

18470505 Nags Head and Blue Houses Auction