Sir Benjamin Slade sells England's largest nature reserve Maunsel House for ...

The millionaire aristocrat that owns England's largest private nature reserve is putting it on the market for £2.2million.

Sir Benjamin Slade, 72, is the current owner of the 398-acre plot on the Somerset Levels, giving him the ancient title of 'Wardwick of the North Moor'.

The prestigious position was created by Alfred the Great in 878 while he stayed in the area.

It comes with a set of archaic ownership rules, including one that requires the owner to escort the monarch across the land if she needs to escape during a war.   

Sir Benjamin Slade, 72 (pictured with his pet dog) is the current owner of the 398-acre plot on the Somerset Levels, giving him the ancient title of 'Wardwick of the North Moor'

Sir Benjamin Slade, 72 (pictured with his pet dog) is the current owner of the 398-acre plot on the Somerset Levels, giving him the ancient title of 'Wardwick of the North Moor'

There are only six Wardwick of the Moor titles still in existence. 

After forking out for the £2.2million asking price, the new owner will receive a £90,000-a-year grand from Natural England.    

Eccentric Sir Benjamin made headlines last year after publicising his search for a wife who can provide him with two sons. 

His eyebrow-raising list of requirements for the perfect 'breeder' stated she should be no taller than 5ft6ins, aged between 30 and 40, possess a gun licence and be 'castle trained'.

The land on sale makes up part of his 2,000-acre Maunsel House estate.  

Pictured: The 398-acre plot on the Somerset Levels that is being put on the market by Sir Benjamin

Pictured: The 398-acre plot on the Somerset Levels that is being put on the market by Sir Benjamin 

Sir Benjamin, who made his fortune as a shipping magnate, also made headlines in 2012 after police staged a dramatic raid on his home, which saw him charged with possessing a firearm without a certificate and breaching a shotgun certificate by leaving a weapon unsecured.

He said he used the shotgun to shoot at foxes from his bedroom window.

The descendant of King George IV said he wants a 'lady of the house' who is happy with £50,000 a month 'pocket money'.

The grant income could increase if the new

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