A SECLUDED hamlet above Holmfirth has been sold at auction for more than £¾m.
Ward Place has lain derelict for decades, but now a new lease of life beckons for the settlement of seven cottages and two barns at Brow Lane, Rotcher
Hailed as a “very rare development opportunity” in an outstanding location, the property was put under the hammer by Huddersfield estate agents Boultons with a price starting at £600,000.
A spokesman said the auction at the Galpharm Stadium attracted huge interest from potential buyers and ended in a contest between two serious rivals, with a final bid of £765,000 clinching the sale.
With superb views on all sides Ward Place is at the heart of the area of the South Pennines now immortalised as Last of the Summer Wine Country. Many scenes in the long-running BBC comedy have been filmed in the surrounding area including the nearby Cartworth Moor.
Do you have any memories of the people who lived at Ward Place and the way of life there in years gone by? When did the last residents leave? Write to Express and Chronicle Newsdesk, PO Box A26, Queen Street South, Huddersfield HD1 2TD or e-mail: mike.wallbank@expressand chronicle.co.uk