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Two lordships in Huntingdonshire - Buckden Britons and Hail Weston – are now available to buy, with each going for a price in the region of £7,500.

The titles, which will appear on the new owners’ passports, cheques, and credit cards, are being sold by Manorial Auctioneers Limited, and all feature in the Domesday Book.

Robert Smith, director of the firm, also chairman of the Manorial Society of Great Britain, said: “There’s a lot of interest in Cambridgeshire and it’s a lovely county, especially Huntingdonshire.

“The lordships tend to go to local people, which is nice, and they usually live in a property within the precincts of the parish.”

Known as Bugedene in the 1086 document, Bucken Britons belonged to Bishop Remigius, where land tax for 20 ploughs was recorded.


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Also noted were more than 30 villagers, 20 smallholders, a church, priest, one mill, a meadow, and woodland pasture – all valued at £16 and 10 shillings.

Hail Weston, however, was owned by Countess Judith - the niece of William the Conqueror – where four villagers and one plough were recorded, along with woodland pasture spanning 20 acres.

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The lordships are also being sold with manorial papers, detailing the history of each one from the 18th century.

The new owners will be able to become members of the Manorial Society of Great Britain too, founded in 1906, and whose governing council includes the Earl of Shannon, Lord Sudeley, and Sir Desmond de Silva QC, a member of the Privy Council.

For more information, call Robert Smith 020 7582 1588.

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