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About Armitstead Barnett

Armitstead Barnett has roots dating back to 1890 and we are exceptionally proud of our rich heritage.

Over the years we have learned to adapt and change with the times. We are a multi-disciplinary business working with land and property in the rural and village sector. Here is a little information about our roots. 1890 is when Thomas Armitstead (the great grandfather of Mr Geoffrey Armitstead) purchased a business then known as Corbishley. Thomas Armitstead renamed the business T Armitstead and was based in Lancaster. His two sons Herbert and Reg were both initially involved in the business but after the sad death of Herbert, Reg took over. Known locally as “Peggy” Armitstead due to his success at water polo in the Lancaster team, the business continued on from strength to strength and Thomas John Armitstead then carried on the business from offices in Penny Street in Lancaster. In the late 1940’s the business moved to Church Street Lancaster and in 1971 T Armitstead and Sons, as they then become known, bought out North Western Estates and moved to King Street in Lancaster.

Thomas J Armitstead and Jacky Johnson were then in business together and were both livestock auctioneers at Lancaster Auction Mart. This is where Geoff Armitstead had his first experience of livestock auctioneering It was Geoff Armitstead who took the business into Pilling and he ran the auction in Pilling auction mart, which was then a popular pig market. In 1985 T Armitstead and Son’s took over the auctioneering and secretarial work at Brockholes auction Mart and in 1987 the business moved to Garstang. The last chapter in the current volume of the history is the change to Armitstead Barnett when Mr P Barnett (now retired from the practice) purchased the business and was swiftly joined in partnership by David Cowburn when the move to Market Place in Garstang took place. The second office of the business opened in 2003. Richard Furnival and James Fish now complete the three partner firm. Expansion aspirations now sit firmly to the North and East.

Auctioneering Services
Whether you’re an experienced hand at selling livestock or a newcomer, farm businesses can benefit from connections to industry insiders.


Armitstead Barnett has the expertise to advise on the best methods of achieving the best prices for your livestock, and we are able to help make the sale. We carry out onsite sales of livestock and machinery and we are also proud to have been appointed as auctioneers by the Brockholes Arms Auction Mart Ltd, based in Claughton on Brock, Preston. Our specialist team of qualified professionals is engaged in sales of the following every week:

  • Prime cattle and bulls
  • Store cattle
  • Prime lambs and cast ewes
  • Calves
  • OTM cattle (Wednesdays)
  • Dairy cattle (Fortnightly)
To discuss your farm sale requirements please contact James Fish or Richard Furnival on 01995 603 180 or 01704 895 995 For more information about Brockholes Arms Auction Mart, call 01995 640280. The registered address is: Garstang Road Claughton on Brock Preston Lancashire PR3 0PH

Farm Dispersal Sales Often when a farm changes hands or even ceases to trade, there are a lot of assets which need to be sold. Aside from land and property there is the livestock, deadstock and other farming machinery. Farm dispersal sales are regularly held covering:

Commercial sales Collective machinery sales Workshop sales Collectors sales

Agriculture and Farming Livestock Auctioneers to the Brockholes Arms Auction Mart Ltd, based in Claughton on Brock, Preston. Sales of the following take place every week. Prime cattle and bulls Store cattle Prime lambs and cast ewes Calves OTM cattle (Wednesdays) Dairy cattle (Fortnightly) Visit their website for full details or go to Brockholes Arms Auction Mart in our database.

Estate Agent Services Armitstead Barnett is a specialist in selling all types of property found within the rural community and their service is tailored to the rural and village property seller’s needs. They focus on fantastic presentation. Professional photography assists when you only have one chance to make a good impression.

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