Background:

Circa 1627 Stone House offered in Wallasey, England

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We usually stick to American topics here on HHB–  but, wow, this property “across the pond” really caught my eye.

oldhouseUp for auction on November 23rd in the U.K. is this incredible, post-Tudor, sandstone block property, which is “reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Wirral,” dating to the year 1627.  Yeah . . . that’s just 7 years after the pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock.

The house — creatively dubbed “The Old House” — is located on Limekiln Lane in Wallasey, in northwest England (see map, above).  Wallasey is a town within the Borough of Wirral — west of the large city of Liverpool on the Irish Sea.

The auction house’s “guide price” for the house?   Approximately $100,000 USD (they estimate between 60K-70K British pounds).

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the_old_house_limekiln_lane_21This historic mansion was apparently occupied by one tenant for 90 years, and according to the auction description, it (not surprisingly) needs some “modernisation.”  But what is a little sweat equity when you could own a one-of-a-kind treasure like this?   The house features 3 levels, including 3 bedrooms on the middle floor & two additional “attic rooms” on the 3rd floor.  The property includes a nice garden in the front & “good sized rear gardens” (looks like they could use some weeding?).

For some more photos & documents, click through the jump… 

A search of the auction house’s website reveals lots of documents related to the property, including a neat-looking old deed dating to a sale in 1929:

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And a lot map of the property:

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For more information, contact the Smith & Sons Property Consultants here.

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1 Comment

  1. by Mat Hopkins, on 09.04.13 @ 11:53 AM

     

    Here’s one from this side of the pond you won’t want to miss, a truly ancient hall house with US connections to The Bigelow family of America.

    Please would you consider adding this Facebook page link for “Friends of Baguley Hall” http://www.facebook.com/friends.baguley.hall Built in 1320 on the site of an earlier 11th-12th c aisled hall I think you would agree that this criminally ignored Manor House is quite simply stunning! It is Manchester’s oldest building (by far!) It is a remarkable survival of a Great Hall built in the reign of King Edward II. It is one of, if not the oldest half timbered building in England and the only extant example of Viking Architecture in Europe. (Even Scandinavia only has re-builds!) The Hall has been empty and deteriorating for over 50 years but will soon have a new owner Heritage Trust North West and substantial funds for restoration have been allocated by English Heritage. We in the ‘Friends of Baguley Halll’ will manage the community use of the hall and we could do with a helping hand publicising our work for this historic gem. Please have a look at our informative page and photos and if you would like to know more please contact me. Best regards. Mat Hopkins Chair, FOBH 07977 227022

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