Newspaper advert transcript — sale of Duncan Street land

This newspaper cutting advertises the sale of the Duncan Street site, in 1908. It reveals the sale was by public auction, termed 'public roup' in the cutting, as well as details of the size of the site and its estimated value. Records reveal that Bartholomew purchased the site in 1909, causing us to speculate that it did not sell at this auction. Bartholomew eventually purchased the Duncan Street site for £2,000.

Transcript of the advert:

Duncan Street. 12 Newington. Valuable building site for sale by Public Roup, within Dowell's Rooms, 18 George Street, on Wednesday, 4th March 1908, at 2 o'clock afternoon (if not previously disposed of by private bargain), that large villa, number 12 Duncan Street, with the garden ground attached thereto, measuring 146 feet or thereby to Duncan Street, and 150 feet or thereby to Gray Street, suitable for building purposes. The feu-duty and casualty have been discharged.

Upset price, £2,250.

For further particulars apply to Messrs J and T Scott, 10 George Street; or to Mr James W Somerville, 42 York Place, in whose hands are the Titles and Articles of Roup.


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