Six plots of land across Cornwall went under the auctioneer’s gavel this week, selling for a combined total of more than £65,000.

The small pockets of land were sold under instructions from Cornwall Council at the most recent auction by Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers, which ended on Wednesday. 

All were listed with a nil reserve and were sold at prices ranging from £111 to £30,120.

David Henwood, regional director and auctioneer, said: “The parcels of land, of various shapes and sizes, were surplus to the council’s requirements and we were asked to dispose of them.

“Land sales tend to do very well at Clive Emson Auctioneers and this one was no different. We received strong interest in advance of the auction, particularly from nearby residents.

“Although we do not know the intentions of the various purchasers, we shall be very interested to see what happens to the pockets of land.”

The sales were:

  • Lot 13: Land Adj 4 Belhay, Penryn, land and verge bordering a residential estate in a village setting, extending to approximately 0.04 hectares (0.10 acres) – £1,000.
  • Lot 39: Land & Track at Moss Side, Callington, an unmade track and small area of land bordering Moss Side Industrial Park and situated close to a new development of residential units, extending to approximately 0.06 hectares (0.15 acres) – £30,120.
  • Lot 44: Land Church Street, St. Blazey, Par, a small area of verge land located within the town and close to local amenities, extending to approximately 0.006 hectares (0.01 acres) – £111.
  • Lot 59: Land Treleigh Industrial Estate, Redruth – a broadly rectangular freehold site bordering Treleigh Industrial Estate and currently occupied by mature trees, extending to approximately 0.07 hectares (0.17 acres) – £15,010.
  • Lot 85: Land Adj. 43 Eastbourne Road, St. Austell, overgrown parcel of amenity land, extending to approximately 0.004 hectares (0.01 acres) – £6,510.
  • Lot 125: Land Nanturian Hill, Mabe, Penryn – amenity land situated on the outskirts of Mabe village, extending to approximately 0.05 hectares (0.12 acres) – £13,011.

Falmouth Packet: Land adjacent to 43 Eastbourne Road, St AustellLand adjacent to 43 Eastbourne Road, St Austell (Image: Clive Emson)

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They were among 180 lots in the latest auction held by Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers.

The next auction, the seventh of eight this year, goes live on Monday, October 30 and ends on Wednesday, November 1. The deadline for entries is October 9.