Catalogue ReferenceD/EX898
TitleRecords of Neates of Hungerford and Newbury, estate agents.
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
Extent11 vols, 420 bdls, 427 docs
Admin HistoryArthur Webb Neate of Hungerford was a farmer who set up business as a land agent and auctioneer in the 1870s. By 1883 he had premises in both Charnham Street, Hungerford, and 51 Cheap Street, Newbury, and advertised himself as land agent, auctioneer and surveyor. He later moved to 15 High Street, Hungerford (by 1887) and to 8 St Mary's Hill (later part of Cheap Street), Newbury (by 1911, having been at Albion House, Oxford Street, Newbury c.1887-1907). From 1911 he advertised as land agent, auctioneer, surveyor and valuer.
By 1915 the firm had become A.W. Neate & Sons.
In the 1950s an additional branch was opened in Marlborough, Wiltshire.
The majority of the archive consists of sale or letting particulars, mostly of property sold or let by Neates, some by their competitors. After World War II the firm also prepared annual statements of accounts for farmers.
AcquisitionDeposited in April 1987 (acc.3989)
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