Dorset buildings among properties going to auction

A pair of freehold buildings, comprising five flats and two shops in the Georgian gem town of Blandford Forum, Dorset, is going to auction with a guide price at £600,000 on 15 June.

The property (lot 39) is let at £50,112 per annum, and is one of 134 lots across Southern England by Clive Emson Auctioneers.

A former primary school, ransom strip, chapel, offices building, a tin mine engine room and a house built around the time of Tudor king Henry VII – just some of the diverse lots listed by Clive Emson Auctioneers for June.

The firm’s land and property auction, covering southern England and the fourth of eight this year, ends on Thursday, 15 June, with bidding live 48 hours beforehand.

James Emson, managing director, said: “We have a wide range of lots to suit budgets, from nil reserve to £1,100,000 – £1,200,000, and we anticipate keen bidding from investors looking for long-term capital growth and rental income, along with house hunters searching for a new home or DIY project.”

Lot 110

A rectory at Harrietsham, near Maidstone in Kent, with consent for four additional dwellings, is guided at £1.1 million to £1.2 million (lot 110).

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Lot 10

Four adjacent houses in Margate, Kent, with potential for conversion into flats or HMOs, have a guide price of £900,000-plus (lot 10).

A detached offices unit at a business park in Quedgeley, Gloucester, has planning permission for 10 flats, with a guide price of £750,000-plus (lot 118).

At the back of residential properties in Truro, Cornwall, a horizontal strip of land has a nil reserve (lot 68) whilst a ransom strip in a neighbourhood in Erith, Kent, is guided at £30,000-plus (lot 66).

In Etchingham, on the instructions of East Sussex County Council, a former primary school is for sale with a guide price of £425-450,000 (lot 91).

Penponds Methodist Chapel, near Camborne in Cornwall (lot 15) is guided at £120,000-plus, with planning consent to be converted into a three-bedroom dwelling; the property is located via the What3Words app at ///dream.magically.firework

Lot 32

The historic former Dolcoath Engine House, built in 1886 for a tin mine at Camborne, Cornwall, has a guide price of £30,000 to £35,000 (lot 32).

Emson said: “Occupying a good-sized plot, the property, with echoes of Poldark, now requires complete renovation throughout. Alternative uses including conversion to residential, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.”

Lot 91


On the remainder of a 999-year underlease, dating from 1886 and at a pepper corn ground rent, a detached ground floor studio in Bethnal Green, London, has a guide price of £200,000 to £250,000 (lot 45).

Executors have instructed the sale of a period detached house in Bearsted, near Maidstone in Kent. Fauchons House, dating from the 15th Century and earlier, is guided at £680,000 to £690,000 (lot 102).


In Tonbridge, Kent, seven residential garages have a guide price of £60,000 to £65,000 (lot 5).