About this property

Key Features

On the instructions of Lidgate Parochial Church Council
Freehold with vacant possession
Edge of village location
10.18 acres of grassland


A rare opportunity to acquire 10.18 acres (4.12 hectares) of grassland near the village of Lidgate. The property is bordered by a mixture of ditches, mature hedgerows and trees. The land has road frontage with access over a culvert off the B1063 Lidgate to Wickhambrook road. The land is undulating and slopes towards a central drain running from west to east, which naturally splits the land into two parcels. There is a grass access track along the north west boundary. The land is classified as Grade 2 on the Agricultural Land Classification Map and the Soil Survey of England & Wales classifies the soils as being of the Hanslope series of which the soils are described as slowly permeable calcareous clayey soils, with some non-calcareous clayey soils.


Freehold with vacant possession


The land is situated to the east of the B1063 approximately 1 mile south of Lidgate village and 1 mile north of Wickhambrook. The famous horseracing town of Newmarket is approximately 7 miles to the north west. Grid Reference: TL 73378 56582 What3words: ///gravitate.booklet.searches

Auctioneers Note

It is understood that the land was granted to the Parish Church under the Lidgate Enclosure Act 1817 and is now offered for sale for the first time in over 200 years. The land was occupied by the same farming tenant from 1946 until the surrender of the tenancy in October 2023.

Wayleaves, Easements, Covenants and Rights of Way

The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleaves, easements, covenants and rights-of-way that may exist. All sporting, mineral and timber rights are included in the sale so far as they are owned. Please refer to the Auction Legal Pack for details.


The land is not connected to any services.

Lot Type


Legal Packs

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