A manor house, Welsh lake and a former primary school among 20 lots at Welshpool auction

A rare chance to own a former primary school, an idyllic rural lake or an historic manor house in Mid Wales with ties to London’s Kew Botanic Gardens will be on offer at a £2.1 million collective auction in Welshpool, Powys later this month.

Over 20 properties will be put under the hammer at the auction on Thursday, 19th June, with Shropshire and Mid Wales auctioneers Morris, Marshall and Poole expecting strong demand.

Maenol, Llanidloes, sold at auction by Morris Marshall and PooleAmong the lots is Dolfor Primary School near Newtown, Powys, which closed last year. The 1950s building sits within 1.9 acres of ground within a stunning part of Montgomeryshire.

Carregdio Lake, surrounded by woodland near Llangurig, Powys, also provides a rare opportunity for someone to own a spectacular piece of Welsh countryside.

But it’s a manor house built in the 1800s by Thomas Evans that is expected to attract a lot of interest.

The former Superintendent Surgeon of the East India Company in Madras built Maenor in Llanidloes, home of the infamous Chartist Riots 175 years ago, in about 1832.

Evans, who had a home in London, had also been involved in bringing rare orchids from India to the famous London Kew Botanical Gardens which was then in its infancy.

It is understood he decided to use his accumulated wealth made in India to buy land in Llanidloes, including the land for Maenor, which includes a manor house, former servants quarter, a summer house, coach house and a number of farm outbuildings within 14 acres of land.

The property, part of which is still lived in by the current owners, is in need of substantial renovation. The estate has a guide price of £350,000.

“Maenol has a great deal of history to it. Thomas Evans created a Tudor Gothic Style manor house and it’s believed some of the materials he used came from India where he had worked,” said Andrew Turner, Partner at Morris, Marshall and Poole.

He added: “The auction as a whole provides a wide range of property and investment opportunities, from the lake and former school, to small homes and seaside apartments and larger properties.”

The auction will be held at Welshpool Livestock Sales near Welshpool at 2pm on Thursday, 19th June. More details and a full list of lots is available at www.morrismarshall.co.uk or by calling 01938 554818.

Click here to download the full auction list.

For media information, please e-mail communications@morrishmarshall.co.uk or telephone Owain Betts on 01686 688008.

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