Preston mansion which was part of school to be auctioned off by Pugh
County Hall has put a historic mansion once used as part of a school under the hammer.
Larches House, a red-brick mansion dating from the 1830s that was most recently used as part of Preston’s Larches House School, will go up for auction on April 21 with a £400,000 guide price.
The property, in Ashton, was built for Preston banker John Lawe in 1838.
Paul Thompson, managing director of auction house Pugh, which is handling the sale, said: “This is a magnificent building dating back to the start of Queen Victoria’s reign when Preston was a proud railway town and textile manufacturing was becoming dominant.
“It would be tremendous to see it take on a new lease of life and, in a fantastic location, close to the main transport corridors and just a couple of miles from Preston city centre, Larches House represents a great investment opportunity.”
For more information on Larches House, and to view the full auction catalogue, go to www.pugh-auctions.com.