Thornton Cemetery: Lodge on grounds of Bradford cemetery sold at auction

A council owned cemetery lodge has sold for £130,000 at auction.

The lodge at Thornton Cemetery had been included on a list of more than 150 properties Bradford Council plans to sell off to raise millions in an attempt to balance its books.

The three-bedroom property off Thornton Road went under the hammer at an online auction by Pugh that ran from Tuesday to Wednesday.

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After all bids were received the property sold for £130,000.

Thornton Cemetery LodgeThornton Cemetery Lodge
Thornton Cemetery Lodge

The listing described the vacant building as a “stone-built, detached and imposing property which formerly served as a gate-house for Thornton Cemetery”.

It added: “The property offers accommodation over two storeys and features generous living accommodation on the ground floor, with three good-sized bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.

“Requiring a scheme of renovation, the property holds great potential and is sold with vacant possession.”

Bradford Council needs to raise around £60m from the sale of assets to prevent effective bancruptcy.

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