Former mill in Rotherham among properties up for auction in Sheffield

The former mill building on Thames Street, Rotherham
The former mill building on Thames Street, Rotherham
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A former mill and retail showroom are two South Yorkshire properties set to go under the hammer at auction in Sheffield.

The 15 lots on offer include the three-storey former mill building on Thames Street, in Rotherham and a retail showroom and workshop on Doncaster Road, in Barnsley.

The vacant former mill building is expected to fetch about £100,000 – having previously been on the market at £200,000.

Auction house Mark Jenkinson & Son says the building features a retail counter area and was previously a showroom.

The retail showroom in Barnsley comes with workshop, store rooms and offices and has a guide price of £110,000.

Another lot which has attracted attention is a detached house in Hackenthorpe, which comes with half an acre of land and has a guide price of £200,000.

Adrian Little, from the Sheffield city centre auction house, said: “It’s the smallest sale we have had for a while, although the next auction in February has more than 40 lots.

“In January we usually have between 25 and 30 lots, but the enquiries have been very strong with some good viewing numbers, which is an encouraging sign.

“There are a few properties in there that have captured imaginations.

“The mill is an interesting building and also interesting isthe house in Hackenthorpe which is on a big site.

“We have been getting 20 plus people looking around some of the plots up for acution, which is encouraging.”

The sale takes place on Tuesday, January 27, at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane football ground in Highfield, Sheffield.