The details below were extracted by Perilla Kinchin as part of her research on Derngate for the Trust from copies of deeds kindly supplied by John Shallcross of Hewitson, Becke & Shaw.

1 July 1916 The house bought by Joseph Tom Lowke of 13 Kingswell St. from the Trustees of Mary Ann Hughes. the property having been occupied by Mr Harrison. £250.

30 Dec 1916 A plot of ground 33ft6in long by 26′ wide at N end.2511 at S end, formerly part of the garden of 74.Derngate, bought by JT Lowke from Mary Harris, wife of George Hams of 57 St Giles Street. £70.

26 Sept 1921 House and garden plot conveyed by JT Lowke to W J Bassett-Lowke £325.

27 Sept 1921 Mortgage taken out by WJ Bassett-Lowke from his father for £325 at 5% interest, interest to be paid in quarterly instalments.

31 July 1926 House and garden conveyed from JT Lowke, engineer. 13 Kingswell St (mortgagee) and WJ Bassett-Lowke, model engineer, late of 78 Derngate, but now of Weston Road (vendor) to Harold Scrivener, architect, already living in 78 Derngate. At this stage B-L had not paid off any of the capital owed to his father. The deed was signed by T J Lowke the very day before he died. £975.

13 May 1932 Conveyed from H M Scrivener of 78 Derngate to Lily Maud Emily Amphlett of 39 East Park Parade. £950.

29 Dec l948 Conveyed from the executrix of Miss Amphlett, who died on 1 Sept 1948 to Dr Percy Claud Burgess of The Limes. Brackley Road, Towcester. The deed is witnessed/signed by Florence Beatrice Burgess (widow). Dr Burgess was buying the property for his mother? £4,500.

5 Nov 1964 Planning permission granted to Dr Burgess (still of 7 Brackley Road.Towcester) for change of use to offices, school or professional purposes, on condition that the exterior be maintained as a private dwelling house.

14 Dec 1964 Conveyed from Dr Burgess to The Peterborough Diocesan Board of Finance, who bought it for Northampton Girls School. £5000.

16 Mar 1966 7 year lease from 1 Dec.1965 to K.Ward Publicity Company Limited. registered office West End, Bugbrooke. Northants. Rent £300 p.a.


First published in September 2001 In The Friends of 78 Derngate Newsletter Issue 15.
Author: Perilla Kinchin
Transcribed 2018: Barbara Floyer

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