Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 17 May 1911
The Property Market, Sheffield.
Total Bids £14,209
Messrs. Nicholson’s Important Sale
There was large attendance at the Sheffield Estate Auction Mart. High Street, yesterday, when Mesars. Nicholson, Greaves, Barber, and Hastings conducted one of the most important property sales held in Sheffield for some time.
In all there were thirty-six lots, embracing houses and land at Braithwell, Harworth, Conisborough. Skellow, Tickhill, Thrybergh, Kilnhurst, Rosehill, Rawmarsh. Mexborough, Wath, West Melton, and Thurnscoe.
The total bids amounted to £14,209, the highest price being paid for two lots of seven freehold houses known as Whitworth’s Buildings, Thurnscoe, while two similar adjoining lots of seven houses each fetched £915.
The sale marked an innovation, at least so far Sheffield is concerned. It was thought the conductors of the sale that the term ‘‘upset price” was not generally understood, and consequently all the lots were labelled “starting price —.” with an appropriate amount attached. Bidding was exceedingly brisk, in one or two cases almost exceeding double the starting price. The most remarkable rise from this point view concerned the house and outbuildings formerly known as the “Carpenters’ Arms,” Harworth. bidding for which began at £200. and finished at £490. Only five lots had to be withdrawn.
The sale was held by order of Messrs. Whitworth. Son, and Nephew. Limited, who were represented by Mr. J. Hewritt. solicitor. Barnsley. The details of the sale were as follow:
Copyhold house. Number 15. West Street, Conisborough, £160
Copyhold premises, known as the Old Star, Doncaster Road. Conisborough, £260
Freehold house and land, 15, Doncaster Road, Conisborough, £2OO
Twelve freehold houses, 10 to 21, Pottery Yard, Hicks Square. Kilnhurst. £670.
Plot of freehold building land, fronting to Pym Street, Mexborough, £155
Freehold premises, formerly the Ship Inn, Church Street, Mexborough, £175.
Three freehold grass fields, near Wath railway Station, containing about 13 ½ acres, £305
Freehold shop, hose, and two adjoining cottages known as Manchester House, Wath, £505.
Two semi-detached freehold houses, 15 and 16, Wharncliffe Villas, Wath, £730.
Two similar adjoining houses, £710.
Two semi-detached houses, 70 and 72, Firth Road, West Melton Wath, £340.
Seven freehold houses, 57 tor 69, Whitworth’s Buildings, Thurnscoe £915.
Three similar adjoining lots. £915, £935, and £955 respectively.
Freehold grass held, about two acres, on the Braithwell and Rotherham road near Braithwell, £190.
Freehold grass field, three roods, on the Braithwell to Stainton road near Braithwell, £140.
Freehold arable field, two roods, at Four Lane Ends. Braithwell, £45.
Freehold house, with outbuildings and garden lands, known as the Carpenters’ Arms, Harworth. £490.
Six freehold houses, 3 to 8. Ridgill Avenue, Skellow, £870.
Lots of four, two, and six similar houses, £500, £250, and £690 respectively.
Freehold premises known the Old Exchange, with cottage and outbuildings, Tickhill, £470.
Four freehold houses, 17 to 23. Queen Street, Rosehill, Rawmarsh, £545, £555 and £555 respectively.
Plot of freehold garden land adjoining the last lot, £14.
Plot of freehold building land, about 2 ½ roods, the corner Kilnhurst Road and Rawmarsh Lane, Rawmaish, £505.
Freehold houses, formerly, the Providence Provides, Rawmarsh Road. Rotherham, £135
The lots withdrawn were a plot land containing 4,512 square yards and fronting Old Gate Lane. Thrybergh ; a freehold house, with chemist’s shop and Post Office, at the corner Moor Road and High Street, Wath : four freehold houses, 1-4. Wharncliffe Villas. Wath; and two six and four adjoining and similar houses.