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Lordship up for sale
2:52pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
EVER fancied being lord or lady of the manor?
One lucky person can - for £7,000.
The Lordship of the Manor of Colne Engaine, near Halstead, has gone on the market.
In return for the princely sum of £6,750 the owner will get the title as well as the submanor of Goldingtons and common land in Ansteys Green, Buntings Green and Booses Green.
They will also get their own coat of arms.
The manor of Colne Engaine dates from the Domesday Book when it belonged to Robert Mallet.
But his family were dispossessed for rebelling against King Henry I. The manor was given to Walter of Caen, a Norman.
His heiress married Richard Engaine in the early 13th century, which is where Colne Engaine got part of its name from.
In 1590 the lordship was given to the Govenors of Christ’s Hospital, London.
It was bought from the hospital by a Miss Courtauld at the beginning of the 1900s.
Go to msgb.co.uk for more information.
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