March Auctions Highlights

At Clive Emson Auctioneers, we offer a wide range of properties and land at our monthly auctions and this month is no different. Below we have picked out one from each of our five auctions across the South of England to show the extensive variety of lots on offer each month… 

Twisting the night away!

At our Essex and North & East London auction on 23 March, there is a great opportunity to own a village hall in Broomfield, near Chelmsford. The building has a sizeable hall area that has most recently been used as a dance studio and was formerly used as a village hall and infants school. 

The property offers the potential for alternative uses so is ideal if you are looking to start your own performing arts or martial arts school. On the ground floor, you will find an entrance hallway, kitchen area, waiting room/dressing room, and the main hall area with access to both male and female cloakrooms/W.C.s. Outside the property, there is a separate storage shed opposite the building. 

The property will go to auction at our Essex and North and East London auction at Chelmsford Racecourse on 23 March with a guide price of £90,000. If you’d like more information, then please contact us on 01245 205778.

Grade II listed gem in the city

A wonderful Grade II listed property, located in the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury is up for auction on 24 March. 

The charming four-bedroom, mid-terrace property has a wealth of period features including exposed beams, sash windows and fireplaces. On the ground floor, you will find an entrance hall, living room, kitchen/dining room and bathroom. 

On the first floor, there is a landing, two bedrooms and a second living room with a bay window overlooking the rear garden. Moving up to the second floor you will find a landing, two further bedrooms and another bathroom. To the rear of the building, there is a lovely, sizeable garden. 

The property goes under the hammer at our Kent and South East London auction on 24 March has a guide price of £350,000. Viewings can be arranged by calling 01622 608400.

A market town pub, we’ll drink to that!

Have you ever thought about having your own pub? Well now’s your chance, as a great town centre pub can be yours at our Hampshire and Isle of Wight auction. 

The wonderful Hop Poles pub in the market town of Alton, Hampshire extends to 0.07 hectares (0.17 acres) with a car park and beer garden to the rear. The bar and dining areas, ladies and gents customer cloakrooms with W.C.s are located on the ground floor. On the first floor, there are five rooms previously in use as owner accommodation. 

The pub has a guide price of £450,000+ at auction on 25 March at the Solent Hotel & Spa, Whiteley, Hampshire. The property also has the potential for other uses including site redevelopment, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable. If you wish to arrange a viewing, please call our Hampshire office on 01489 564606.

Acres of land in the Devon countryside

A beautiful piece of the English countryside can be yours at our West Country auction on 26 March. The lush land is situated within a semi-rural location just north of the town of Barnstaple, Devon and is a huge 21.3 acres (8.62 hectares). What’s more, the northern part of this predominantly elevated piece of land boasts an idyllic streamside setting.

The land can be viewed by interested parties directly on-site and has a guide price of £225,000-£275,000 at our West Country auction on 26 March. If you would like more information, then please call our West Country office on 01392 366555.  

Praying for the winning bid

Another fantastic Grade II listed building! This time a stunning former chapel located in the town of Battle, East Sussex. Unsurprisingly, the chapel is a local landmark and is situated in a prominent position. The property, arranged over two floors, has been in the same ownership since 1987 and is considered ideal for owner-occupation or investment as a commercial property. 

On the ground floor, there is an entrance hall/display area, then on the first floor, there is a shop floor and additional entrance hall with access from the side. The site extends to approximately 0.05 hectares (0.14 acres) and includes a large parking area to the side of the property.

The chapel has a guide price of £210,000-£230,000 at our Sussex and Surrey auction on 27 March and viewings can be arranged by calling 01273 504232.

Our March auction will be live streamed only. Remote Bidding Only

Remote Bidding only

Following recent advice regarding the continuing spread of COVID-19, we will be implementing our plan to live video stream our March auction via the internet only.

The safety of our Clients, Customers and Staff is of paramount importance to us as is the commercial interests of all those involved.

By live streaming our auction, prospective bidders will be able to bid remotely Online, by Proxy or Telephone. With many venues closing their doors to the public we believe now is the right time for this decision to be made in order to ensure adequate time for all prospective bidders to register for our remote bidding services.

The live stream auction will take place as catalogued starting at the later time of 12 noon on each of the following days;

Essex and North & East London –

Kent and South East London –

Hampshire & Isle of Wight –

West Country –

Sussex & Surrey –

To register for our remote bidding service please go to where you will find all relevant information.  To bid you will need to complete the relevant form and return it to us by 3pm the day prior to the relevant auction, along with the necessary ID and any required funds. Further information can also be found on our website