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West Heslerton and other villages with one careful owner

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9 April 2016

9:00 AM

9 April 2016

9:00 AM

Squire power

The village of West Heslerton in Yorkshire was put up for sale at £20 million after its owner, Eve Dawnay, died. Other villages still largely owned by a local squire:
— Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, owned by the W.H. Smith family until 2007 when it was bought by the neighbouring Culden Faw estate, which owns 50 cottages in the village as well as the shop and pub.

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