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For Sale By Auction | 12:00, 16 December 2021

The Windmill, Craggs Row, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1JZ

*Guide | £50,000 - £75,000 (plus fees)

  • Commercial Property
  • Tenure: See Legal Pack

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Auction Date

Thu 16/12/2021

Auction Time


Auction Venue

Livestream Auction

Listed Former Windmill – Considered Suitable For Variety of Uses – Subject to Planning

Historic Grade II former Windmill, believed to have been constructed in 1760 which lost its sails in 1880 and since then has been occupied for a variety of uses including war time cinema, piano workshop, overflow prison and garage. It is the only surviving example of a windmill in Preston and only one of a few to survive in the country. Location The mill is conveniently situated to the rear of Preston Police Station and is surrounded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) Halls of Residence and University buildings. Preston City Centre is approximately ¼ mile to the south. Planning The Mill is considered suitable for a wide variety of residential or commercial uses, subject to the necessary consents being obtained. The most recent consent in October 2020 (ref 06/2020/1088 & 1089) was to convert the outbuilding from storage/workshop (class B8) to foodbank (Sui Generis). This included listed building consent for the restoration, remodelling and refurbishment of the existing two storey outbuilding. The property has a historic consent, dating back to 2008 (application no. 06/2008/0357) for the conversion to form 2no apartments (1 x two bed, 1 x three bed) together with the demolition of the two storey extension and the erection of a three storey glazed extension. All interested parties are advised to discuss any proposals with Preston City Council. Please refer to legal pack for additional fees and the Auction Information document for guidance prior to bidding.


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Energy Efficiency Rating (EPC)

Current Rating n/a

Local Authority

Preston City Council

Additional Fees

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

Administration Charge - 1.5% inc VAT of the purchase price, subject to a minimum of £1500 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.