Summary: catalogue, 87pp printed catalogue including key map and 11 photographs prepared for auctioneers Knight, Frank and Rutley of London and Jackman and Masters, Lymington, Lymington and Pennington, Hampshire for the auction of the Newlands Manor Estate, listing acreages, crops, tenants, land tax and tithe assessments, with detailed descriptions of properties and outbuildings, photographs of farms and cottages and photographs of the mansion house and its gardens, also including 3 estate maps, separately registered, together forming an important survey of land holding and use in the parishes of Hordle and Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, prior to the auction on 22 June 1920
Identification note: In the 1880s William Cornwallis-West of Newlands Manor decided to try to develop Milford into a high-class seaside resort in order to exploit the property he owned on the cliff top with its magnificent views. He wanted to emulate what his friend, the Duke of Westminster, had done at Eastbourne and thereby get himself out of financial difficulties. Plans were made for houses, a hotel, gardens, and a hydropathic establishment, and in preparation roads were laid out and named after the family (Whitby, West, De la Warr, Pless). He placed restrictions on the development to ensure its quality – each plot was ½ - 1 acre and each house should cost at least £1,200. However, the plan never attracted the finance it needed and his vision was never realised. The roads remain though, paying homage to the Cornwallis-West family.