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SNOWDON SOLD BY AUCTION

The highest of the Welsh mountains — the famous Snowdon— has jast been sold by •notion at the Mart, TokeDhouse Yard, London. This " freehold estate " wh described at lying ''In the parish of Beddgelert, In the county of Carnarvon, consist Ing of mountainous fond, Including the summit of the world-renowned Snowdon, with Its hotel and beacon.'' In addition there was cffored '• fertile valloy meadows, on the banks of Leke Dmas •ad the river Glaslyn, with important fishing rights, stretching alongside the high road from Beddpelert to Cape] Gorrig, adorned by haDglng wood , . . , , the views being magnificent and varied, containing over 1500 acres, rich In copper, elate, and other minerals" The first bid of £2000 was made by a Clergyman, and the bids ■lowly advanced by £100 at a time to £3000. There was only one Snowdcn, the auctioneer pofn'ed out, and the bids slowly crept onwards to £4000, atd later reached £5700. Mr Bonefield remonstrated with his audlenoe, and protested that It would not be to the Interest of the frm If the poblfc learned that each a property was golrg at so low a sum. Still there was no advance, until Mr Bouefield suggested that if It was the wish of those present he would accept bids of £25, still be depreoated such a thing. Ibis did, however, move the bidding and finally Bnowdon, with her mineral*, her slate qnartleß, her fishing rights, and her 1500 •ores, was knocked down at £5750 to Mr Perks, of lombard street, who said he was bujlog for a client.

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SNOWDON SOLD BY AUCTION, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2205, 21 August 1889

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SNOWDON SOLD BY AUCTION Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2205, 21 August 1889

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