Former Alcester needle factory to go under the hammer - The Stratford Observer

Former Alcester needle factory to go under the hammer

A FORMER needle factory in Alcester is among the lots going under the hammer at an auction next week.

Priory Works in Priory Road was once one of the main needle shops in the district and run by Joseph Harrison. By 1890, needle making had stopped and instead bicycles were produced.

The 70 foot factory is now empty and stands next door to a former Grade II gentleman’s residence, also one of the lots in the auction. It has six bedrooms and a private, walled garden.

A total of 24 lots from across Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire and Worcestershire will feature in the Sheldon Bosley Knight sale which takes place at Hinckley Golf Club on Thursday July 11.

Associate director and auctioneer, Matt Burrows said: “This auction is going to be hugely exciting as we have an incredible 24 lots on offer and which range from buy-to-let investments to parcels of land, residential homes to commercial property.

“We are seeing an increasing number of people enquiring about auctions as a way to sell their land or property. It represents a great way to do so especially if time, security, or transparency is a driving factor.

“Please call our auction team on 01789 867123 to register your interest.”

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