Shropshire Star

Historic Shropshire barber shop and methodist chapel on market at auction

Reputedly the second oldest barbers shop in England will be going under the hammer for a ‘snip’ at an auction in Shropshire this month.

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15 & 15a Shropshire Street, Market Drayton,

Auctioneers Halls believe that 15 & 15a Shropshire Street, Market Drayton, a three-storey, commercial property that dates to the 16th century, was used by barbers from 1810 until recent years.

Now in a poor state of repair and needing extensive improvements and renovation, the property has a modest guide price of £15,000 to £25,000 and will be going under the hammer at Halls’ headquarters in Shrewsbury on Friday, February 23 at 3pm.

The property comprises a basement, ground floor with two rooms, first floor with two rooms and a W.C. and second floor with two rooms.

The collective auction features 11 lots across Shropshire, Mid and North Wales and Worcestershire.

Other lots include Morton Methodist Chapel in the rural hamlet of Morton, near Oswestry, which has guide price of £55,000 to £65,000.

Morton Methodist Chapel

Possessing full planning permission for renovation and conversion into holiday accommodation, the former chapel has an entrance porch, arched windows to two sides and the front and exposed ceiling timbers.