For Sale By Auction | 10:00, 12 June 2024 | Lot 18

Broken Bridges, The Street, Old Costessey, Norfolk NR8 5DG

Sold £220,000

  • Detached House
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Tenure: Freehold

Call the team on 01603 505 100 for more information

Auction Date

Wed 12/06/2024

Auction Time


Auction Venue

Livestream Auction

Former Tollhouse set in around 1.27 acres in idyllic rural location with River Wensum frontage

A rare opportunity to acquire an old two bedroom single storey detached former tollhouse in need of complete renovation set in around 1.27 acres. Also known as Bridge Cottage the property which is not listed, is located down a long third of a mile drive going under Marriotts Way before reaching a tranquil spot with around 300 ft of River Wensum frontage to the north and east boundary. The drive is being retained with a right of way over it. A single storey extension was built to the stage of first fix. It has been in the same family for around 30 years and is located around five miles west of the city centre.




The cottage was built around 1817, and was thatched in the late 1800's. It was the old Toll house for the bridge that used to cross the River Wensum in the days when there was no public crossing at Costessey Mill. The bridge was broken by a traction engine carrying paper from the mill at Taverham in the late 19th century. It was further damaged in 1924 by a fire engine crossing responding to a fire at Costessey Mill. By 1927 the old toll bridge had collapsed and was demolished in the 1950's. The cottage was last lived in the early 1980's.

Ground floor

Living room, bathroom, hallway, two bedrooms, dining room, kitchen


Viewings are being arranged in conjunction with the vendor. Tuesday 4th June and Tuesday 11th June To book an appointment please call the Norwich office on 01603 505100.


Interested parties are requested to make their own enquiries to the relevant authorities as to the availability of services.

Local Authority

South Norfolk Council


Howes Percival (Norwich), Ref: Katherine Channell, Tel: 01603 580085

Important Notice to Prospective Buyers:

We draw your attention to the Special Conditions of Sale within the Legal Pack, referring to other charges in addition to the purchase price which may become payable. Such costs may include Search Fees, reimbursement of Sellers costs and Legal Fees, and Transfer Fees amongst others.

Additional Fees

Buyer's Premium - £900 inc VAT payable on exchange of contracts.

Administration Charge - 0.3% inc VAT of the purchase price, subject to a minimum of £1200 inc VAT, payable on exchange of contracts.

Disbursements - Please see the legal pack for any disbursements listed that may become payable by the purchaser on completion.