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Duchy of Lancaster Act 1817

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XPower to fell the old Palace and certain other Buildings and Premises at Newmarket.

And whereas there are at Newmarket, in the County of Cambridge, certain Buildings and Grounds held and enjoyed therewith respectively, belonging to the Crown, but of more Expence than Value to the Crown, and it is expedient that the same mould be fold, namely, a certain Building called The Palace, and a certain Building (heretofore the Greyhound Inn) thereto adjoining, and now or heretofore united or therewith occupied or enjoyed, with the Areas, Courts, and Garden Grounds thereto belonging, extending from the High Street in Front to Ram Lane in the Rear thereof, in Newmarket aforesaid; and also certain Buildings called The King's Great Stables, with the Tenements, Offices, Yards, and Ground thereto belonging, situate in Ram Lane aforesaid ; and also a certain Tenement, with the Offices, Yards, and Garden Ground thereto belonging, called The Nunnery, or The King's Store Yard, in Saxton Lane in Newmarket aforesaid, and adjoining in Part to the Yard of All Saints Church there; and also a certain Building used as and for a Depository for Ice, and called The Ice House or Ice Well, in Newmarket aforesaid: And whereas Doubts may arise whether such Premises are within the Survey and Receipt of the Exchequer in England, and whether the same are saleable under the Powers contained in this present or any existing Act of Parliament for the Sale of Property belonging to the Crown ; be it therefore further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the said Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues for the Time being, with the Consent and Approbation of the said Lord High Treasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury, or any Three or more of them for the Time being, to make Sale and absolutely to dispose of the said Buildings at Newmarket (except any Parts thereof of which the old Materials may have been already fold or disposed of), and the Ground and Soil whereon the same stand, and any other of the Hereditaments and Premises situate at Newmarket herein-before described, for the best Price or Consideration in Money which the said Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues for the Time being shall, under the Direction and with such Approbation as aforesaid, be able to obtain for the same; and such Sale shall be good, valid, and effectual in the Law to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, and shall be made in the same Manner and under the like Rules and Regulations as other Sales are hereby directed to be made under the Authority of this Act; and the Purchase Monies arising therefrom shall be applied in the same Manner and to and for same Purposes as any other Purchase Monies arising from the Sale of any other of the Possessions or Land Revenues of the Crown, hereby authorized to be fold, are hereby directed or authorized to be applied.

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