Ilkeston Registry Office will be sold at auction

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The former Ilkeston Registry Office has been put up for auction.

The building, on Lord Haddon Road, has stood empty since services were moved to Ilkeston Town Hall.

It will be auctioned by Graham Penny Auctions at a guide price of £70,000 to £80,000, following instruction from Derbyshire County Council.

Graham Penny, auctioneer, said: “This is an impressive building which will no doubt hold memories for many local residents who may have got married or registered a birth at the register office.

“The property has been granted planning permission for conversion from a commercial building into residential use and its substantial size and gardens will surely make for a wonderful home.

“We have already had significant interest, with dozens of people ringing to view the property and hundreds more visiting our website to view the details. The building clearly holds a lot of memories for the local residents in Ilkeston and it would be nice to think that the new owners will create many more memories in the years to come.”

It will be going under the hammer at the iPro Stadium on Thursday April 16.

The company’s advert for the building states: “To the ground floor are three former ceremony rooms, featuring ornate and decorative coving, a store room and kitchen. On the first floor there is a galleried landing leading onto four further rooms and a WC.

“Outside, the property occupies a substantial plot and sits behind a walled fore garden with wrought iron hand gate. To the rear of the property there is a charming walled garden which is mainly laid to lawn with a range of mature trees and shrubs with timber summer house.”