Former bank sells at auction for new homes

A former Barclays bank sold at auction to be made into new homes. Pic: EDP

A former Barclays bank sold at auction to be made into new homes. Pic: EDP - Credit: Archant

A historic building in a Norfolk town which was a Barclays bank has sold for £330,000 at auction.

A former Barclays bank sold at auction to be made into new homes. Pic: Auction House

A former Barclays bank sold at auction to be made into new homes. Pic: Auction House - Credit: Archant

The building, 13, Bridge Street, Downham Market, built in 1903, fetched £30,000 more than the guide price although had been for sale previously for £375,000.

It was snapped up by a local developer who plans to turn it into flats.

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The building closed as a bank last year amid a swathe of Barclays cuts. It still has reminders inside of its former use including a gated strong room.

It also has original features such as cornicing, ceiling roses, sash windows and double mahogany front doors.


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The period property came under the hammer with Norwich-based Auction House earlier this week. The auctioneers had stated it was ideal, subject to planning, for converting into offices and residential. Inside there’s the former banking hall, three offices, a staff room, store areas and the former safe, with outside, a car park for seven-eight cars.

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