Town landmark under hammer

Money's Mill is going under the hammer. EMN-140812-190825001
Money's Mill is going under the hammer. EMN-140812-190825001

One of Sleaford’s historic landmarks will go under the hammer at auction this month.

The striking Grade II listed Money’s Mill built in the 18th Century is situated in Money’s Yard car park and will be auctioned online.

The mill is on offer with a guide price of £180,000 by John Pye Property Auction and is described as being suitable for a variety of uses subject to planning.

John and Isola Partridge acquired the semi-derelict mill in 2007 and set up the ‘Curio Cafe’ over the bottom two of its six floors after renovation, which earned a Civic Trust award. The business is still open and running and the business will go with it as a going concern if it is sold.

It was the couple’s fourth project of renovation and development of a listed/protected building and each time they have sold the business on.

Richard Reed, of John Pye, said: “The mill is a unique opportunity for buyers and bursting with potential. It is an iconic landmark in Sleaford and already has received a great deal of interest.

“There is huge potential here to adapt the building into something really special or to continue its existing use and have the scope to further develop the upper floors.”

The mill is built around a metal spiral staircase running from ground to first-floor level, with exposed beams and a walkway around the third floor. The online auction will run for seven days between December 9 and 16, visit www.johnpye.co.uk