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Wisbech room with a mystery is set for sale at auction next month



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If you love a bit of a mystery and you have a few hundred quid to spare then a lot at an upcoming auction could be for you.

William H Brown are offering a mysterious room for sale on February 20 with a starting price of just £100.

But there is a bit of a catch the 12 metre square room located between 5-6 Nene Quay in Wisbech, is completely blocked off.

The room is located between an insurance brokers and a Chinese takeaway on Nene Quay in Wisbech (28002569)
The room is located between an insurance brokers and a Chinese takeaway on Nene Quay in Wisbech (28002569)

That means anyone wishing to buy it will have no idea exactly what they are getting for their money.

The lot is one of a number going under the hammer from Fenland District Council, which announced plans to sell off another set of unwanted property assets earlier this month.

Located between an insurance broker and a Chinese take-away the room forms an archway joining the two, but as far as the auctioneers are aware there is no visible access to the room, which is being sold as what is called a flying freehold. A flying freehold means it has no structure underneath.

The room is located between an insurance brokers and a Chinese takeaway on Nene Quay in Wisbech - a buyer maybe able to use a ladder to access it from the back. (28002572)
The room is located between an insurance brokers and a Chinese takeaway on Nene Quay in Wisbech - a buyer maybe able to use a ladder to access it from the back. (28002572)

Victoria Reek, auction partner for William H Brown's East Anglian auction centre, said: "This is the third time the room has gone to auction. This time the price has been reduced, and there has been some interest from one of the two businesses attached, who have put a bid in.

"Who knows what's in the room, it may be packed full of something interesting, or it may just be empty with lots of spiders. We haven't been out to inspect it, so we don't know if it's possible to access it from the outside via a ladder - anyone interested would be advised to go and have a look for themselves before bidding.

"It is certainly one of the more intriguing lots I have had to sell. It is a mystery as to how it came to be sealed like it is. It could have been part of one of the adjoining buildings in the past, but somehow got separated."



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