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Laxton Estate has been bought by Thoresby Estate to preserve the community's 13th century farming traditions and Court Leet system

Residents of Laxton gathered together over the weekend the celebrate the next step in the old farming community’s future.

Laxton Estate has been bought by Thoresby Estate, owned by Hugh Matheson, to preserve the community’s unique farming practices, and the village hall has also undergone a refurbishment worth more than £200,000.

The Laxton estate is 1,900 acres of agricultural land, ten residential properties, 17 farms, a public house, visitor centre and museum buildings, leased to 14 tenant farmers.

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