Burnham-On-Sea deeds go under the hammer
set of historic deeds signed and sealed by a well-known Burnham-On-Sea
figure of the 1800s has gone on sale.
Reed's original indenture, dating back to March 1859, covers the
sale of land in Burnham.
The property is shown on a map within the document and is shown
as being sold by Mr Reed in 1858 for the princely sum of £1,050.
indenture, measuring 31 inches by 24 inches, is being sold on
eBay by Burnham photographer Nick Tolley, pictured right.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This item may not be of huge financial
value, but it is of historical interest considering the local
stature of George Reed, who was a key historical figure in Burnham
during the 1800s."
Reed built the Queens Hotel and also the National School on The
also built two terraces on the seafront in memory of his daughter
and granddaughter, and lived at the Manor House in the Manor Gardens.
The item can be seen on eBay here.