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Latest news on 'Cornish barrow for sale’

Following my enquiry about the ‘Cornish barrow for sale’, I had a pleasant surprise yesterday. A fax from Nic Potter (the present owner).

Avid Kernow-ite TMA’ers may remember that I offered £10,000 for the barrow and land (including some sort of not-for-profit sell on clause), or suggested that maybe the National Trust (or similar organisation) might be worth speaking to, given the general location (Land’s End) and the historic interest.

Nic is selling some moor land (just less than 4 acres) in Penwith which includes a recently discovered ‘double ringed’ barrow. The land can’t be farmed or built upon.

The fax said that following the press/media coverage the website received over 11,000 hits and Nic has decided that it will be easiest to sell it at auction, via FPD Savills (Tel – 020 7824 9091), on 22nd September 2003 in London (I’m a bit confused about the venue – website says something different to Nic’s fax). A small amount of information can be found here -

Nic says that it has proved, due to its uniqueness, impossible to value it (there simply is no precedent). Therefore there will be no estimate or guide price, but there will be a reserve, which Nic cannot reveal.

Nic added that frankly it could go for a low, medium or high price – he simply doesn’t know what will happen. He’s selling the land to provide funds for a recording studio. He liked the spirit of my offer, and added that if I couldn’t put in a higher bid, he’d talk to me if it remained unsold.
pure joy Posted by pure joy
2nd August 2003ce
Edited 11th August 2013ce

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