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Auction 1936 (5 of 8) - Tilgate Forest Cottage
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Auction 1936 (5 of 8) - Tilgate Forest Cottage

The auction sale of land and property took place on 26th July, 1836.
Select Large Version to view the whole of page 6 of the catalogue. The first section deals with Lot 7 which is covered on picture #2298.
Lot 8 offers 10 acres of plantation located close to Old House, a mile or so north of Staplefield Common. It was named as Coombe Meads, but I am unable to find the precise location on any of the maps of that era.
The bidding started at 200gns and the winning bid was 750 gns (£787 10sh)
Lot 9 was initially hard to locate, but on the cover of the catalogue (picture #2295) was promoted “Tilgate Forest Villa”. I am confident that the property being offered for sale, which has been known by many names over the years, was called Tilgate Forest Cottage in more recent times. See picture #165 for more details.
Select Open Document to view an extract from the Tithe Map of 1842 which shows the house at the top of the page. The six properties to the south are those of Tilgate Forest Row. Tilgate Forest Cottage has a plot number of 101 but it does not appear in the listing. I notice from another map that the boundary between Slaugham parish to the west and Worth parish to the east runs, at that point, between the London to Brighton road and the house! Therefore I expect the details of ownership, etc are shown on the Tithe Map for Worth.
There used to be a pond on the side of the main road a few yards north of Tilgate Forest Row which, no doubt, was used to refuel the horses as they passed by. Much cheaper that the present refueling station in the village!
The bidding started at 1000 gns and the winning bid was 1550 gns ($1627 10sh).

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