Frederic Charles Arkwright died in 1923. Four years later the Arkwright family's
home in Derbyshire, Willersley Castle, together with its estate of around
290 acres, was sold by auction. The property had been advertised
for sale by private treaty for some considerable time but had failed to
attract a buyer. The image
above shows the sale notice for the estate that was printed on the last
page of the catalogue
From the advertisement we can see that as well as the mansion, its
grounds and lodges the Arkwrights owned two dairy properties - the
Home Farm and Willersley Cottage Farm. Also for sale were Lovers'
Walks and land around Matlock Bath Station as well as the colour
mills in Cromford, the manager's house and the Troy Laundry. The
mining and quarry land they owned was not specified, nor was the
ground rent they received detailed. The land
near Matlock Bath Station was proposed as building land, though it
was not built on.
The contents of the house were also disposed of.