Telephone exchange fetches nearly £100,000 at auction
- Credit: Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers
The Old Telephone Exchange in Great Chesterford has been sold at auction for nearly £100,000 following a bidding war.
The building on Newmarket Road went under the gavel at £96,000 - nearly double the guide price - at the online-only auction held by Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers.
It was among 104 lots available at the event.
Senior Auction Appraiser Russell Hawkes said: “This decommissioned building, being offered to the public for the first time, certainly generated strong interest, which translated into competitive bidding.
“We felt the single-storey property, sitting to the rear of a gated land plot of 0.02 hectares (0.06 acres) in the countryside offered a lot of potential for future use, subject to planning, and our bidders agreed.
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“This is another example of how the unusual and quirky lots offered by Clive Emson do so well at auction. Our bidders certainly like something out of the ordinary.”
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