Important sale of property


Thursday, May 4 – 1871
A sale of property, which has excited great interest, and which may be taken as an indication of the value placed upon licensed houses in view of the contemplated changes of the law, took place yesterday at the Law Association Rooms, Cook-street.

The property consisted of freehold and leasehold public houses, shops, and dwelling-houses in Everton, Kirkdale and Liverpool, and of freehold building land at Anfield. The sale took place pursuant to a decree of the district court of chancery in the suit of Orrell v. Orrell. The auctioneer was Mr. Joseph H. Kelly.

There was a large attendance, and among those present were a number of the leading brewers and public house owners, Mr. James W. Winstanley, the district registrar of the court of chancery, and Messrs. Tyrer, Smith, and Kenion, the solicitors, acting in the matter. The following were the lots and result of the bidding: –

A Licensed PUBLIC HOUSE, called “The Victoria Vaults,” on the west side of Great Howard-street, and south side of Vandries-street, together with the Five SHOPS and Four DWELLING HOUSES adjoining, and 21 COTTAGES at the back. All freehold. £4,000 bid. Reserved price £8,510. Withdrawn.

A Freehold Licensed PUBLIC HOUSE, called “The Gipsy Queen,” and Three Freehold Dwelling Houses adjoining, on the east side of Great Howard-street and north side of Upper William-street. £1,000 bid. Withdrawn.

A Freehold Licensed PUBLIC HOUSE, called “The Edinburgh Castle,” 91, Regent-road, Liverpool; a Freehold Dwelling House and Shop, 92, Regent-street, also a Freehold Licensed Public House, called “The Sandon Lion,” 93, Regent-street aforesaid. Bought for £10,000.

A Freehold Licensed PUBLIC HOUSE, called the “Washington,” with the Four Shops adjoining, Nos. 70, 71, 72, 73, and 74, Regent-street. £2,700 bid. Withdrawn.

A Freehold Piece of LAND, and three DWELLING HOISES, situate on the south side of, and being Ns. 47, 49, and 51, Great Mersey-street, Kirkdale, subject to an annual ground rent of £11 4s. 8d. Sold for £970.

A Piece of Freehold LAND, with the Two HOUSES with SHOPS thereon, situate on the east side of, and being Nos. 80 and 82, Stanley-road, Kirkdale, subject to an annual ground rent of £5 17s. 4d. Sold for £490.

A Freehold Licensed PUBLIC HOUSE, called “The Grapes,” with the Dwelling House, Stabling, and Gighouse attached, situate on the east side of Stanley-road, Kirkdale, and corner of Latham-street, and Three Dwelling Houses, two of them with shops on the south side of Latham-street, an corner of Blackfield-street; and also the Two Stables on the west side of Blackfield-street. All freehold. Sold for £4,700.

A Piece of vacant Freehold LAND, situate on the southwest side of Anfield-road, Walton, containing 27,331 square yards. Withdrawn.

A Piece of Freehold LAND, with the 24 Dwelling Houses thereon, two with Shops, situate on and joining the west side of Pluto-street, Kirkdale. Producing a gross annual rent of £414 15s. Sold for £5,050.

A Piece of Freehold LAND, with the 24 Dwelling Houses, one with Shop, situate on and forming the east side of Vesuvine-street, Kirkdale, producing a gross annual rental of £412. Sold for £5,000.

A Licensed PUBLIC HOUSE, called “The Brighton Hotel,” with the 15 Dwelling Houses, situate on the east side of Beacon-lane, south side of Jeffrey-street, and north side of Brandon-street, Everton, being Nos. 172, 174, 176, and 178, Beacon-lane; Nos. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12, Jeffrey-street; and Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11, Brandon-street. Sold for £3,100.

A Piece of LAND, with 14 Dwelling House thereon, situate on the east side of Beacon-lane, north side of Brandon-street, and south side of Rivington-street, Everton, being Nos. 164, 166, 168, and 170, Beacon-lane; Nos. 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10, Brandon-street; and Nos. 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11, Rivington-street. Reserved price £2,740. Withdrawn.

A Piece of LAND, with twelve Houses thereon, situate on the east side of Beacon-lane, north side of Rivington-street, and north side of Pagewood-street, Everton, being Nos. 156, 158, 160, and 162, in Beacon-lane; Nos. 2, 4, 6, and 8 Rivington-street, and Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7, Pagewood-street. Reserved price £1,910. Withdrawn.

A Piece of LAND, with a Shop, Stable, and Seven Dwelling Houses thereon, situate on the east side of and being Nos. 148, 150, 152, and 154, Beacon-lane, and on the south side of and being Nos. 2, 4, 6, and 8, Pagewood-street, and a Cottage, and Stable on the north side of St. Edward-street, Everton. Withdrawn.

A Leasehold Licensed PUBLIC HOUSE, called “Walter Scott,” with the adjoining Dwelling House and Stable, situate at the corner of Great Howard-street and Walter-street, Liverpool, and Three Houses in No. 2 Court, behind, held under a lease from the Earl of Derby for a term of 75 years from the 25th of March, 1842, at a rent of £78 per annum. Sold for £5,450.

A Leasehold Piece of LAND, with the six Dwelling Houses, Stable, Smithy, and Workshops erected thereon, situate on the north side of Walter-street, Liverpool, the dwelling houses being Nos. 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12, held under a lease from the Earl of Derby for a term of 75 years from the 25th March, 1844, subject to an annual ground rent of £65 10s. 3d. Sold at £1,900.

A Licensed PUBLIC HOUSE, called “The Duke’s Duck Hotel,” situate at the corner of Wapping and Orford-street, Liverpool; and two Houses with Shops, on the east side of and numbered 27 and 28, Wapping; and two Houses with Shops, on the west side of and numbered 8 and 10 in Hurst-street, held under the lease from the corporation of Liverpool for a term of 75 years from May, 1856. Sold at £1,500.
(Liverpool Mercury, 05-05-1871)

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