Historic Gothic property comes up for auction
Tue 28 Feb 2023
An impressive Victorian Gothic property - once the home of a prolific figure in the world of shipping - came up for sale but bids did not make the reserve at our County Property Auction.
Rockcliffe House, 466, Beverley Road, Hull, most recently used as a care home, came up for sale with full planning permission for conversion into eight apartments.
Rockliffe House was built in 1864 and converted for use by the Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind in 1920 after being bequeathed to the organisation and was later run as a care home by a family firm dating to 1946.
A grand house with intricate brickwork, Gothic arched windows and substantial chimneys also has some original features inside including a tiled hallway floor, winding staircase and sash windows.
It was once the home of Edward Leetham (1837-1918) who was a shipowner and well known figure in the Humber shipping world who had retired at the end of the 1800s.
The property offers around 6,415 sqft with full planning permission and listed building consent for conversion into apartments.
Lots sold in the County Property Auction included around 3.07 acres at Nettleham, Lincoln, which sold for £68,000 over a guide of £55,000 and also a three bedroom detached property needing refurbishment at West End, Harlaxton, Grantham, which sold for £300,000, guided at £300,000-£325,000.
Another plot, of around 0.80 of an acre near Claypole Bridge, Nottinghamshire sold for £38,000 over a guide of £30,000 and land at the rear of The Green, Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire, with a guide price of £125,000 sold for £100,000.
For more information on the County Property Auction, please contact James Mulhall, Residential and Auction Sales Manager, on 01522 504318.
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