Manor auction smash

Alton Manor Auction.
Alton Manor Auction.

A FEVERED auction saw aristocratic home Alton Manor fetch more than £2m – exceeding expectactions.

The Grade II listed property, where the late Lady Winifred Hilton, widow of Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire Sir Peter Hilton, lived, went under the hammer with a £1m guide price last week. It sold at £2,425,000.

And the estate’s complete furniture, decoration and effects raised another £330,000 in a separate sale with a smaller amount of items from elsewhere.

“The house sold to a family who are going to use it as a house, which the owners are delighted about”, said Graham Penny, of house auctioneer Graham Penny Auctions.

Both auctions attracted massive interest, some international.