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A rare collection of Mid Wales antique furniture and other items, including a complete run of the Montgomeryshire Collections, will be auctioned next month.

The collection was amassed by the late Peter English, a partner of Morris, Marshall and Poole, as well as a Magistrate and former High Sheriff of Powys.

The collection is the entire contents of Dolforgan Gardens in Kerry, Powys, on the instructions of Mrs Elaine English. The sale will take place online and an open day will be held at Welshpool Livestock Sales, Buttington Cross, to view the collection.

Locally made antique

The auction will include antique clocks made in Llanidloes and Welshpool, antique reference books, china, watercolours by Terrence Lambert, and a signed Tunnicliffe print.

“It’s very rare to see such a collection come up for auction together like this,” said Tony Evans, a Partner at Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd who are undertaking the auction.

“Mr English collected a large number of very genuine and often local items of furniture and contents acquired over many years running the company’s antique auctions.

“There are a number of items of particular interest including some attractive Longcase clocks from local makers Davies Llanidloes and Mathews Welshpool.

“There are several items of good quality and very well-maintained furniture which would grace any house, and a large collection of silver some of the unusual marks including Georgian spoon marked Inverness.

A complete run of the Montgomeryshire Collections

“The collection also includes a large number of books including a complete run of the Montgomeryshire Collections and antique reference books. Worcester, Moorcroft, Minton, Masons and Doulton china items are listed, along with oils, watercolours by Terence Lambert and Jenny Jones, a Tunnicliffe signed print and general household ornaments again some of local interest.”

The auction will take place as an online timed auction between Tuesday, 4th August and Wednesday, 12th August closing at 8 pm.

All lots can be viewed and bid on via the Commission bids can be left on all lots with the auctioneers. A viewing day will be held at Welshpool Livestock Market, Buttington Cross, on Friday, 7th August 2020 between 12noon and 7pm.



A stunning and historic Victorian mansion built for a Welsh industrialist and later bought by the Hamer family dynasty before being lived in by one of the country’s leading politicians and barristers has been put up for sale with a guide price of £1million.

Summerfield Park, overlooking the market town of Llanidloes in Powys, close to the source of the River Severn, was built for flannel industrialist Thomas Jones before it was bought by Edward Hamer, who had established the famous Hamer Welsh meat wholesalers.

Six-bedroom mansion

Described as one of the finest houses in the area, the six-bedroom mansion, with four large attic rooms, sits on a hillside in its own parkland, complete with a separate one-bedroom courtyard cottage, gardens and grounds leading to 13.2 acres. It also has a stable block which could be converted for holiday lets, subject to planning approval.

“The term ‘rare opportunity’ can often be overused. But the chance to buy such a stunning property with so many historic connections in Mid Wales is really a rare one,” said Andrew Turner, a Partner at Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd, who are selling the property on behalf of its owners.

Famous owners include industrialists and a politician

The names associated with Summerfield Park also include Lord Hooson, the famous Welsh Liberal MP and barrister, who was married to Lady Hooson, daughter of industrialist and public figure, Sir George Hamer, who had previously lived in the house. He also served as Lord Lieutenant for the area.

Overlooking Llanidloes and the surrounding Montgomeryshire countryside, the property is reached through a tree-lined driveway and gardens. Many of the trees are Giant Sequoia trees reaching more than 50 metres in height.

Built by Richard Meredith in 1869

The property was built by Richard Meredith in 1869 for Thomas Jones who had set up flannel factories in the area. When his wealth diminished, it was sold to Edward Hamer who had established the famous Welsh mutton meat wholesale business.

It was then lived in by his son, Sir George Frederick Hamer before his daughter Lady Hooson and her husband Emlyn Hooson QC moved into it and raised their family. He was MP for Montgomeryshire between 1963 and 1979 and a famous barrister and Recorder.

Today, the property is being sold on behalf of their daughters following the death of Lady Hooson in 2018. She had been Mayor of Llanidloes, a leading district councillor in Montgomeryshire and a town councillor for many decades. She was pre-deceased by Lord Hooson in 2012.

“It was built in the Victorian style with two-tone brickwork with sandstone sills, a pillared entrance and dressed slate roof,” said Mr Turner.

Adjoining one-bedroom cottage and outbuildings

“In addition to the large living rooms and bedrooms, it also includes an adjoining one-bedroom cottage and other outbuildings, including a stable block. These outbuildings could be converted for other use, such as holiday accommodation, subject to planning approval.”

He added: “The grounds are spectacular. They include established Rhododendron and Azalea bushes, large lawned areas, a former vegetable garden and a front terrace that enjoys views over the garden and surrounding pastureland.”

“We’re anticipating a lot of interest in the property, primarily because it is such a rare opportunity. The size, condition and position of Summerfield Park make it very unique,” added Mr Turner.

More details about the property can be found at or by emailing or telephoning 01686 626160.

MMP/NL has offices in nine towns, including Newtown, Oswestry, Aberystwyth, Welshpool, Llanidloes, Rhayader, Tywyn, Machynlleth and Bishop’s Castle. It also has a specialist Rural Team based at Welshpool Livestock Sales and an associate office in London.



The latest properties on an exclusive development of new family homes in Kerry, near Newtown, Powys, have been completed and placed on the market, with the option of a five per cent deposit through the Help to Buy scheme.

The four three-bedroom properties at Dolforgan View in the village will be completed in the Autumn, with two already reserved off-plan, and a further six two-bedroom homes are currently under construction, with one reserved.

The three-bedroom properties are £185,000 and include UPVC double glazing, a fitted kitchen and bathroom, central heating, are energy efficient, and come with a 10-year LABC New Home Warranty.

Off-plan purchase options

Purchasers of homes bought off-plan also have the choice of kitchens and bathrooms as well as tiles.

The development is being constructed by Wyro Developments, a joint venture between local companies Wynnstay Group Plc and SJR Group.

They are being marketed by Morris, Marshall and Poole, one of the leading chartered surveyors and estate agents in Mid Wales and Shropshire.

360-degree virtual walkaround

Potential buyers can undertake a 360-degree virtual tour of the properties online.

Under the Welsh Government’s Help to Buy scheme, there is an option for homebuyers to buy the latest properties with a five per cent deposit, subject to eligibility.

The development includes a mix of family and starter homes and is ideally situated close to Newtown and Welshpool, as well as on the Shropshire border, with Shrewsbury just a short commute away by car.

More details can be obtained through Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd by telephoning 01686 626160, or email 

MMP/NL has offices in nine towns, including Newtown, Oswestry, Aberystwyth, Welshpool, Llanidloes, Rhayader, Tywyn, Machynlleth and Bishop’s Castle. It also has a specialist Rural Team based at Welshpool Livestock Sales and an associate office in London.



The decision to cut Land Transaction Tax (LTT) to zero per cent in Wales for properties up to the value of £250,000 has been welcomed by estate agent Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd.

It comes after the equivalent tax in England, known as Stamp Duty, was reduced to zero last week for properties up to the value of £500,000.

“We welcome the Welsh Government’s announcement on LTT as it will provide stimulus within the local housing market,” said Andrew Turner, a Partner at MMP/NL, one of the leading chartered surveyors and estate agents in Mid Wales and Shropshire.

Property market will kick start with more completions

“While we would have liked to have seen the threshold lifted to properties of up to £500,000 in value as in England, we are much more confident house sales will begin to move once implemented from 27 July.

“Many completions have been held up as a result of speculation since the UK government introduced changes to Stamp Duty in England last week. This decision will provide the necessary boost needed for home buyers.”

MMP/NL has also welcomed the news that an additional £30m will be spent on social housing schemes in Wales. This will provide stimulus to the construction industry as well as good quality residential accommodation in the social sector.


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