Smiths Gore

Smiths Gore is a firm of chartered surveyors with 32 offices and 18 estate offices across the UK. It is noted for its rural property consultancy services.[1][2]


The firm was started in 1847 when John Pickering and Edmund James Smith formed a partnership known as Pickering and Smith in London. Smith later became President of the Surveyors' Institute.[3]

His son-in-law, Wimbledon tennis champion Spencer William Gore, joined Smith in the business, and the firm was renamed Smiths and Gore.[3][4]

In June 2015, the firm was acquired by Savills a leading global property consultancy.[5]


The company's practice covers estate management, farm management, property management, forestry, sporting and farm management, commercial property investment, planning and development, architectural services, building surveying, sales, lettings and acquisitions, minerals and telecommunications, wayleaves and easements advice.


  1. Colin Thomson (8 November 2011). "Scottish farmland now averaging £5K per acre". Land Gazette. Retrieved 30 January 2012. UK land experts Smiths Gore...
  2. Rob Edwards (10 March 2002). "Farmers told GM crops are 'too dangerous to insure'". Sunday Herald. Retrieved 30 January 2012. Major rural land agents like Smiths Gore and Finlayson Hughes warn ...
  3. 1 2 "Edmund James Smith CE FGS". W. H. Auden - 'Family Ghosts'. Stanford University. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  4. "Spencer William Gore". W. H. Auden - 'Family Ghosts'. Stanford University. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 6/2/2015. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.