Sheffield Evening Telegraph (23/Oct/1919) - Corporation Buys Town
Corporation Buys Town.
The "Yorkshire Observer" understands that the Ramsden estate at Huddersfield, which comprises the centre of the town and practically all the old part, has been purchased from the present baronet, Sir John Frecheville Ramsden, on behalf of the Corporation of Huddersfield. The estate extends over 4,500 acres. The total acreage of the borough is 11,875. There is at present no indication of the price paid, but a few years ago it was stated in a return to Parliament that the late Sir John Ramsden, the present baronet's father, owned 8,589 acres in Yorkshire, having a gross rental value, according to the rate books, of £167,601 9s. per annum. This was independent of his estates elsewhere, and probably included land at Ferrybridge, in which Huddersfield is not interested.