Iconic ‘Rapunzel’ Tower to go under the hammer

A landmark tower reminiscent of the story of ‘Rapunzel’ is being sold by Network Auctions with a hair-raisingly low guide of £110,000+.

50 High Street, Boston, Lincolnshire is an iconic building situated on the quayside and for over two centuries has been the focal point on Doughty Quay. Grade II listed, the 19th Century tower, built in 1810, has five storeys and is an impressive 2046 sq. ft.

Toby Limbrick, auctioneer, said, ‘This building was originally a grain store, but the potential of this place is enormous. Even though the current use is light industrial, we understand the building has been used as a dwelling for over 30 years.’

‘The iconic status of the tower and its location adjacent to the River Witham makes it an ideal subject for a variety of commercial uses including a gallery, restaurant or offices, while it’s unique look and stunning river and town views would contribute to a home of great character.’

The tower is a well-known landmark in the town centre; however, many may not realise it’s walls are one-metre thick and it was originally built to store heavy merchandise. Historically, it was used as a warehouse for fish canners, grocers and grain merchants and known as the Van Smirren, London Warehouse, Booker Warehouse and the Public Warehouse, although more recently it has been home to an artistic couple.

50 High Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8SP will be sold by Network Auctions online on the 9th December. For more information: www.networkauctions.co.uk