Barnsley working men’s club to go up for auction

Former Working Mens Club

The former working men’s club in the village of Royston, near Barnsley, is to go up for auction this month with a guide price of £225,000.

The 9,000 sq ft property which was once a community focal point of the former mining village, will appear among dozens of properties and plots of land in the next online property auction held by Sheffield-based auctioneer Mark Jenkinson, with bidding closing on 27 March.

The former club stands on a 0.5 acre site and incorporates an open-plan bar, entertainment area and snooker room as well as a three-bedroom apartment.

Adrian Little from Mark Jenkinson said: “Although the club was once at the heart of Royston, times have changed and now this property is considered suitable for a residential development scheme, subject to planning consent, which would provide much-needed extra housing for the community.

“Roston is in a great location, just over three miles from Barnsley town centre and four miles from junction 38 of the M1. It’s a thriving village with a strong mining heritage, as well as being a great place to live, surrounded by beautiful South Yorkshire countryside and with good public transport links.”

Mark Jenkinson sold five properties and sites on behalf of Barnsley Council in its February auction, including a half-acre former garage site in Grimethorpe for £133,000.

Royston Working Men’s Club will appear in Mark Jenkinson’s next auction which has new lots added daily and will be held on 27 March at .

About the Author

Over the last 40 years Adrian has been involved in the sale by auction of over 10,000 properties in the Yorkshire and Humber region, ranging from small sites and ground rents to large industrial estates and residential investments. He has been most fortunate to have sold many landmark buildings throughout the region and is particularly interested in properties that require modernisation, restoration or redevelopment.

Having spent many hours on the rostrum at Bramall Lane, he saw the incredibly successful transition to online auctions seeing some £100m of residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial lots being sold for private, corporate and local authority clients. In March 2023, he joined Eddisons and Pugh & Co to forward this success and continue to offer personal service with a larger national presence .