ALLARDICE CASTLE -
"THE TIMES" NEWSPAPER
OF 4TH JUNE 1872 FOR
THE SALE OF THE PROPERTY
1922 – SALE PARTICULARS
CASTLE and MAINS of ALLARDICE.
This most desirable farm and residence, lying in the Parishes of Arbuthnott and Bervie, is situated about one mile from the Royal Burgh of Bervie on the North British Railway, and about five miles from Fordoun and eight miles from Laurencekirk on the Caledonian Railway. There is a weekly cattle and grain market at Laurencekirk and a fortnightly cattle sale at Fordoun.
The farm extends to 291.764 acres or thereby whereof 180 or thereby are arable, 104 acres or thereby permanent pasture, and the remainder roads etc. The- arable land is very superior and for wheat and hay is the equal of any in the County. The permanent pasture is exceptionally good consisting of finely sheltered haughs on the banks of the Bervie water. There is some useful timber on the farm.
The dwellinghouse (the old Castle of Allardice) contains three public rooms, eight bedrooms, box-room, kitchen, pantry, W.C. etc. There is a fine walled garden about one acre in extent.
There are two good cottar houses and ample bothy accommodation.
The steading is very commodious and in specially good order, having, been almost entirely remodeled and rebuilt in the end of last year. It consists of seven-stalled stable feeding byre for eighteen cattle, covered court accommodating forty cattle, turnip shed, straw barn, cake house, cart shed, granary, sheaf loft, implement shed etc. In addition there are at the Castle a four-stalled stable byre for eight cows, barn, turnip shed etc.
The estate affords first class low ground shooting and there is excellent fishing over about one mile of the Bervie Water which runs through the farm.
The old valued rent is £155:7:7 4/12 Scots and the Teinds (which are exhausted valued and surrendered) and Stipend (paid according to the surrendered Teind) are as follows:-
The annual value of the farm as valued by Mr James F. Esslemont Licensed Appraiser Little Barras, Stonehaven, is £455; but it is assessed on the pre-war rent which was £264:8/- for the farm and £5 for the shootings.
Land Tax £1: 6: 4
Minister's Stipend- (less Income Tax) 9: 4: 8
County Rates, 35: 1: 7
Parish Rates, 12:15: 3
The subjects are offered for sale as described and subject to the burdens, conditions, provisions, reservations and others specified or referred to in the Disposition thereof granted by the Trustee of the Tenth Viscount Arbuthnott in favour of the present proprietor-dated the 10th and 11th, and recorded in the Division of the General Register of Sasines applicable to the County of Kincardine the 25th day of November 1920.
The purchaser will be required to take over from the seller at the valuation of arbiters mutually chosen or their Oversman in the event of their differing in opinion (1) the turnip crop of 1922 remaining unconsumed at Martinmas 1922, (2) the dung, (3) the ploughing if any, (4) the fencing including gates, (5) the grass and clover seeds sown out with the turnip crop of 1922, and (6) the beds and furnishings of the bothy - the price or value of said subjects to be paid at Martinmas 1922. The purchaser will also be bound to take over from. the seller the straw of the grain crop of 1922, at the fiars prices of the County or Kincardine for crop 1922, the quantity to be ascertained by threshing out the crop in two equal portions as nearly an can be estimated and the price or value to be paid one half as nearly as can be estimated at Martinmas 1922 and the balance within five days after the fiars prices are struck. The seller having settled and paid the late tenants’ claims for compensation under the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Acts 1908-1921 the purchaser shall be bound to pay to the seller at Martinmas 1922 the sum of £250 in respect thereof. The purchaser shall be relieved of all claims under said Acts as at the term of' his own entry aftermentioned.
The term of the purchaser's entry shall be Martinmas 1922. From the price there will be deducted (1) £1600 the principal sum then remaining due under a Bond and Disposition in Security for £2000 by the seller dated 22nd and recorded 25th November 1920 and (2) £600 the principal sum contained in another Bond and Disposition in Security for £600 granted by the seller dated 23rd and recorded 26th January 1922. The obligations contained in said Bonds shall transmit against the purchaser and be a burden on his title in terms of Section 47 of the Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1874.
The title deeds and articles and conditions of roup and sale, to which reference is made, may be seen in the hands of William J.C. Reed, Solicitor, Commercial Bank of Scotland Limited, Laurencekirk.
LAURENCEKIRK, 17th August 1922.
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