A Victorian brewery pump house and part of an 18th Century country residence are the more unusual properties going under the hammer at a Birmingham property auction next month.
The Grade II-listed Pump House on the former M&B site in Cape Hill, Smethwick, is being sold by site developer Persimmon Homes, although it is in a poor state of repair.
The building is going under the hammer with a guide price of £40,000 to £50,000 and, according to auctioneer CP Bigwood, has potential for conversion.
Meanwhile, a part-finished four-bedroom unit at Patshull Hall, a Georgian mansion in Burnhill Green near Wolverhampton, is available with a guide price of £75,000.
Patshull Hall, is the Grade I listed former residence of the Governor of Madras. The hall has recently been restored as residential units after the previous wedding venue business based there went into administration last year.
Birmingham City Council's great property sell-off also continues with a number of car parks on offer, including one at Barford Street, in Highgate, with a guide price of £100,000, and a package of three leasehold car parks in Newtown and Hockley.
Sites ripe for residential development, including at Copely Hill in Erdington, are also up for grabs at the auction at Villa Park on December 11.
And for sporty types there is a former snooker club at York Road, Kings Heath, with a guide price of £230,000 to £250,000.
CP Bigwood head of auctions Jonathan Hackett said there has already been considerable interest from potential buyers. "From the moment they went online our phones just lit up. There are 70 residential vacant possession properties in Santa’s sack, many of which have extremely low guide prices."