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The Sale of Oster Hills, St Albans

From the Herts Advertiser, 4th June 1892

By order of the Mortgagees.


SMALL COMPACT FREEHOLD ESTATE, situate an easy distance from the station, commanding extensive and beautiful views, and particularly adapted for a city merchant or any gentleman requiring the attractions of a quiet residence.


Will sell by auction, at the Mart, on Monday, June 27th, at Two precisely, in one lot.

THE SMALL FREEHOLD ESTATE known as OSTER HILLS, situate on high ground near the town of St Albans, and within 20 minutes walk of the railway station on the Midland Line. The residence, which is suitable for a family, is conveniently placed on the brow of a hill, commanding views of great extent and beauty. It contains three reception rooms, eight bedrooms, and domestic accommodation, stabling, &c.

The garden is well stocked with good fruit trees, and pleasant paddocks surround the house, the total area being nearly 10 acres.

It is bounded by the estates of Lord Verulam and Lord Grimthorpe, and in a few years it may safely be predicted that the land will be most valuable for building purposes. It is situate outside the town and is therefore free of onerous taxation. Immediate Possession.

Particulars with plans, of Messrs James and James, solicitors, 23, Ely-place, Holborn-circus; and of the Auctioneers, 22, Chancery Lane, W.C.

See also:

The Sale of Osterhills, St Albans, 1827

Early Mad Houses in St Albans and Harpenden

SCOTT, Oster Hills, St Albans, late 19th century