Farm sale to help aspiring young farmers in Herefordshire

A FARM has gone to auction to help support farming students to go to agricultural college.

New House Farm in Kingsland, near Leominster, was sold by formal tender on August 14 after it was bequeathed to the Three Counties Agricultural Society by the late John Tedstone.

The sale included four lots, with the house, buildings and an estimated 12.65 acres of land given a guide price of £425,000 to £450,000, buildings and an estimated 13.54 acres of land guided at £135,000 to £165,000, a parcel of around 17.45 acres of land at a guide price of £175,000 to £210,000, and a 9.04 acre lot of land at £90,000 to £100,000.

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The society said the net proceeds from the sale will be preserved and used in accordance with the will of Mr Tedstone, to provide bursaries in his name for farming students to go to agricultural college.

“We are indebted to the generosity of Mr Tedstone and his faith in our agricultural society,” a spokesperson for the registered charity, which aims to promote agriculture, horticulture, arboriculture, apiculture, forestry, rural crafts and skills and conservation for the public benefit, said.

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The society also works to advance science, research, and education in these subjects, and to advance the education of the public in the role played by agriculture and horticulture in the conservation of the rural environment.

Details of the John Tedstone Bursary will be made available early in 2021. Those interested in applying for a bursary should follow the Three Counties website here or write to the society.

Hereford Times