Historic former Walsall pub, now converted into flats, to go under the hammer for upwards of £385,000 at Bond Wolfe December auction
Developers and investors alike will be competing for a historic former Walsall pub, now converted into flats, when it comes up for auction in Bond Wolfe’s December sale.
The Grade II listed White Hart, in Caldmore Green, is being offered with a guide price* of £385,000+. Converted into eight flats in the mid-1990s, it is currently empty and is considered suitable for redevelopment.
It is set to be one of the star lots when it goes under the hammer at Bond Wolfe’s upcoming livestreamed auction on Wednesday 14 December.
Gurpreet Bassi, chief executive of Bond Wolfe, said: “This is a building steeped in local folklore; an attractive and historic structure originally built as a home in the late 17th Century, later converted into a pub and then redeveloped as apartments in the 1990s.
“It is now in need of refurbishment, with development potential once the necessary planning permissions are secured. It is sure to attract competitive bidding from developers and property investors from across the UK and overseas in our December sale.”
The property was originally the site of a timber-framed house owned in the 17th Century by the family of George Hawe, who had moved from Solihull to Walsall and became mayor in 1588. The currently building was built in the second half of the 17th Century, with timbers from the original house used in the new roof.
By 1818 the former family home was now a pub, The White Hart, with one Henry Carter as licensee. It underwent major renovation in 1884, becoming the building that stands on the site today. It was converted to homes in 1994, divided into eight-self-contained flats across the ground and first floors.
It occupies a triangular-shaped plot of land on the corner of Caldmore Green and Corporation Street. Each flat comprises a hall, reception room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with WC. One flat has two bedrooms.
On the second floor a communal landing opens into two interconnected rooms previously used as an office and a library, with a kitchenette, WC and store. This could be converted to create a ninth flat.
Outside are communal grounds, outhouses and off-road parking. The property has an intercom door entry system for each flat and a storage heating system.
The White Hart is among scores of properties due to appear in Bond Wolfe’s next auction which is due to start at 9am on Wednesday 14 December.
The auction will be livestreamed via Bond Wolfe’s website with remote bidding by proxy, telephone or internet.
For more details and to register to bid visit www.bondwolfe.com/property-auctions-west-midlands/ or email [email protected], or call 0121 312 1212 or 01902 928 510.