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68 Brook End Eversholt

68 Brook End September 2016
68 Brook End September 2016

68 to 71 Brook End are an attractive block of houses with ad admirable view over the cricket pitch. They look, externally, as if they date from the 19th century.

The Rating and Valuation Act 1925 specified that every building and piece of land in the country was to be assessed to determine its rateable value. The valuer visiting the property [DV1/C133/10] found it was owned by the Duke of Bedford’s London and Devon Estates Company and tenanted by butcher A G Jarvis, whose rent was £9/11/6 per quarter, which included a 3.143 acre grass field adjoining.

The property contained a shop, two living rooms, a kitchen, a cellar and four bedrooms. A slaughter house with a loft over stood outside along with two pig hovels two stables with a loft over, a coachhouse, a coal shed, a washhouse, two more stables, a shed and an earth closet.