Arable land near Shrewsbury sells above asking price

Published December 1st, 2015

An excellent block of arable land extending to approximately 85.37 acres (34.55 hectares) at Uffington near Shrewsbury has successfully been sold by Berrys.

The land at the foot of Haughmond Hill which has been farmed under an arable rotation for many years attracted a great deal of interest and sold for in excess of its guide price of £860,000 (£10,000 an acre).

“This was an exceptional block of land in a location where land rarely comes to the market so as expected we had a great deal of interest from neighbouring farmers and landowners and also those further afield,” said Chris Jones, head of rural agency with Berrys at Shrewsbury.

“The land was available for sale by private treaty and after a number of offers went to best and final offers before eventually being sold to a local landowner,” he said.

Despite the downturn in agricultural commodity prices, the farmland market remains extremely competitive in Shropshire with still very few parcels becoming available to purchase.

For further details contact Chris Jones or the farmland sales team at the Shrewsbury office of Berrys on 01743 271697, email

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Chartered Surveyor
Tel: 01743 267063
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Chris is from a Shropshire farming background and has more than two decades of experience in providing advice to landowners and farmers since joining Berrys Shrewsbury office in 1991 following completion of his studies in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Surveyors and a Deputy Valuer to the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation as well as being an RICS Registered Valuer. Chris has been an equity Partner since 2000.

Chris specialises in freehold sales & purchases of agricultural property and development land, planning & development, property management, compensation & compulsory purchase, property valuations to include expert witness in rural property, Agricultural Holdings advice under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 & Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995, he also specialises in Basic Payment matters.