You could buy a world heritage site bungalow for just £1 - but there's a catch

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 10:50 am
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2021, 11:20 am
Ironbridge Gorge was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1986. (Picture: Shutterstock)

A detached, two-bedroom bungalow located within a UNESCO world heritage site in Shropshire is going to auction with a guide price of just £1-plus - because it is in ruins.

The derelict remains of The Wynde - which is only accessible by footpath - is going under the hammer at Taylor James Auctions' next auction, on February 25.

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The site sits at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge world heritage site, close to Blists Hill Victorian Town - the gorge was one of the first in the UK to be given world heritage status, being designated by UNESCO in 1986.

The derelict remains of The Wynde. (Picture: Taylor James Auctions)
The Wynde was a two-bedroom, detached bungalow. (Picture: Taylor James Auctions)

Describing the lot, off Coalport Road, Madeley,  Taylor James says: "This is a development site of about 0.127 acres, formerly occupied by a two-bedroom detached bungalow.

"The site offers further potential, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents."

The site is only accessible by foot. (Picture: Taylor James Auctions)
An artists impression of how the site could look. (Picture: Taylor James Auctions)

However, it is not the first time the site has come under the hammer - it sold for £40,000 with Harman Healy Auctions in January 2019, and then for £30,000 with Bond Wolfe Auctions in December 2019.