A PROMINENT Workington building dating back to the 19th century will be auctioned off this month.

Workington’s historic Trades Hall Lodge will be auctioned off this month, with a guide price of £25,000.

Dating back to the nineteenth century, the Grade II-listed building on Finkle Street has become a popular landmark in the town centre, easily recognised for its decorative doorways and unique keystones carved into the shape of heads.

On August 31, Auction House Cumbria will host a public auction at The Halston Hotel in Carlisle, where the one-story, detached property will be sold to the highest bidder.

Trades Hall Lodge is advertised as a unique opportunity for any investor looking to take on a commercial development project.

The seller commented: “The property has most recently served as office accommodation but is suitable for a variety of uses subject to planning consent.”

Internally the building measures 378 square metres, and is currently set up with a kitchen area, office space, and restroom.

First listed in 1985, the building has been recognised for its special architectural interest. All original features have been carefully maintained, and the sash windows with unique arched surrounds can still be admired today.

Its history can be linked to the Trades Hall Association and Social Club – a working men’s club established in the 1950’s. The Club still stands and remains popular, regularly hosting themed events and live music in town.

Located directly on Finkle Street, a pedestrianised shopping street in the centre of Workington, the property is just a short distance from prime retail space in the town centre.

Trades Hall Lodge goes up for sale by public auction with Auction House Cumbria on Thursday, August 31.