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.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 5:00 pm
Larches House, a red-brick mansion dating from the 1830s that was most recently used as part of Prestons Larches House School, will go up for auction on April 21 with a 400,000 guide price.

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.

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“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.