Building of the Month: 30 Market Place, Aylsham

Featured on the cover of this year’s Buildings at Risk Catalogue, Up My Street, this Grade II listed property in the centre of Aylsham, Norfolk, is now being marketed and could suit several uses.

This imposing building is situated in the centre of the historic market town of Aylsham in Norfolk, adjacent to the Town Hall and fronting the Market Place. The list description suggests it is 18th century but a recent survey indicates that there is some evidence that it may pre-date this.  Built in red brick, it has two storeys plus an attic and has a fine late 19th-century shopfront. On either side of the façade, brick pilasters frame the building and add to its air of distinction.

Having formerly been a well-known shop in the town, the building has been empty for a number of years and is in need of some repair and a new owner to care for it. There may be potential for commercial or retail use on the ground floor and residential on the upper levels, and its prime location right in the centre of town should make it an attractive prospect.

It is being marketed through Brown & Co and full details can be found here: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-68458820.html

The guide price is £450,000.