When you mention property auctions, the types of housing that come to mind are very likely to be rundown terraces or 1960’s bungalows; however at Auction House East Anglia, we pride ourselves on selling a variety of buildings including a few rather impressive historical properties that you might not think of when you first think about property auctions.
The Almshouses at East Bilney near Dereham are a prime example of the historical properties coming up for auction with us next month. Built in 1838 by Rebecca Pearce, and endowed by William Pearce, these properties were built to home the poor, the elderly or widows who could no longer afford rent. The history of these houses is rich and they hold perfect potential to be converted back into something beautiful.
Our next auction on December 8th will also feature Holborne House, a 19th century cottage that sits in the shadow of the Castle Acre Priory, and is another property with a wealth of period features including exposed beams and brickwork and an inglenook fireplace.
These properties all tell stories about the people and places surrounding them. They are steeped in history adding value to the properties far beyond their price.
The Maltings in Burnham Overy Staithe is no exception to this. Situated in the North Norfolk village where Lord Admiral Nelson learnt to sail, The Maltings has been a key part of the community for many years. Originally used to create and store malt (as the name would imply) until the early part of the last century, it was then brought by the Bells and has since been used as a family home, a cottage factory business, tea room, a car mechanics, a petrol station and a bed and breakfast!
Looking at our own history, Auction House East Anglia has sold a vast variety of historical and Grade II listings, many with a wealth of stunning period features. These buildings have consequently been converted or restored into their previous glory, helping to add to their rich and interesting histories.
With history up for sale, why would you not want to be involved in our next auction? To pre register for the upcoming auction on December 8th, visit our website and complete the registration form: https://www.auctionhouse.co.uk/eastanglia