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Derelict mansion Hainford Hall sells for £540,000 at auction

PUBLISHED: 12:36 17 July 2019 | UPDATED: 13:44 17 July 2019

Hainford Hall is a Grade II listed mansion with 14 bedrooms. Picture: Jamie Honeywood

Hainford Hall is a Grade II listed mansion with 14 bedrooms. Picture: Jamie Honeywood

Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk

A derelict Georgian mansion with 14 bedrooms and 13 acres of land sold for £540,000 at auction.

Hainford Hall in the early 1960s. Picture: SUBMITTEDHainford Hall in the early 1960s. Picture: SUBMITTED

The auction which took place at The Sunningdale Suite Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road at 11am on Wednesday saw a bidding war with potential buyers.

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Bryan Baxter, the auctioneer started the bidding at £475,000 with a proxy bid before others in the room began holding up their catalogues.

The proxy was outbidden by a man in the auction room who eventually bought the property for £540,000.

Hainford Hall is a Grade II listed mansion with 14 bedrooms. Picture: Jamie HoneywoodHainford Hall is a Grade II listed mansion with 14 bedrooms. Picture: Jamie Honeywood

Formerly a car breaker's yard, the grade II listed mansion house has stood empty for 47 years and is in need of a complete makeover.

It offers a reception hall, drawing room, dining room, study, kitchen, cellars, offices and cloakrooms on the ground floor and 11 bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. Upstairs, there are a further three bedrooms.

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