Tiny 'irregular-shaped' plot of land in Northampton set for auction

The plot of land for auction in Guildhall Road. Photo: Strettons
The plot of land for auction in Guildhall Road. Photo: Strettons

A 940 sq ft plot of land in Northampton town centre is going under the hammer next week.

The reserve is 'under £100' for on the island of dirt with two trees, two BT cabinets and a sign for the Cultural Quarter on the corner of Guildhall Road and St John's Street.

The plot of land for auction in Guildhall Road. Photo: Strettons

The plot of land for auction in Guildhall Road. Photo: Strettons

Auctioneers for the freehold, Strettons, describes the JCDecaux-owned land as 'irregular-shaped' and a short distance south of the town centre.

While its current owners are renowned for advertising, Strettons auction director Philip Waterfield believes the plot's potential uses are endless.

"We were discussing what we could do with it, I suggested a tree house as there are two trees there," he said.

"My imagination has slightly run wild with what one can do with the small site on Guildhall Road, ranging from building a treehouse or excavating a mine, to putting up a statue, providing a public loo, benches, bike stands or even just an advertising sign," he said.

"Whatever you do is likely to require consent from the local authority and although it might be possible to buy a “piece of England” for a few hundred pounds any potential buyer should read the legal pack and make sure there are no obligations that will impact on the value."

JCDecaux did not respond to the Chronicle & Echo's requests for more information.

The auction is at 12pm on Wednesday, September 11. For more information, click here.