Former cemetery lodge goes under the hammer

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Wakefield Council is hoping to raise more than £200,000 from the disposal of surplus stock at an auction later this month.

A former cemetery lodge is among three council owned properties going under the hammer at the Eddisons sale in Leeds on March 29.

The property which is located at the gates of Wakefield cemetery was used most recently as offices and has a guide price of £50,000 plus. It is described as being in need of complete renovation.

Meanwhile, a vacant building on the corner of Wakefield Road and Market Street, adjacent to Normanton Jubilee Swimming Pool, which may be suitable for residential use subject to planning, has a guide price of £100,000 plus.

Elsewhere, the vacant former caretaker’s house at Sharlston Primary School, Sharlston Common has a guide price of £60,000 plus.

In total 153 lots are being offered at the two day sale which takes place on March 29 at Leeds United Football Club, Elland Road, Leeds and on April 3 at The Premier Inn, Trafford Park, Manchester. Both sales start at 12.30pm.

The full catalogue is available to view on line at www.eddisons.com/auctions.