There was a good attendance of farmers at the  Golden Lion Hotel,
Whitehaven, on Thursday afternoon, when Mr. J. T.  BRAITHWAITE, of Messrs MITCHELL and
Sons, Cockermouth, offered for sale the  freehold farm “Middletown,” near
Egremont, at present occupied by Mr. Wm.  BRIGGS.

 The property, which consists of a dwelling  house, farm buildings and about
87 acres of land, was offered in four lots and  as a whole. Only one bid of
£800 was forthcoming, however, and that was for lot  one, consisting of the farm
house, buildings, etc., and about 44 acres of land.  The property was
withdrawn. The vendors’ solicitors were Messrs. ATKINSON,  McKELVIE and TYSON,
Whitehaven.