Alton Manor sale fetches more than £2m

Some of the many items that are to be auctioned from Alton Manor, the home of the late Lady Hilton, near Idridgehay, by Bamfords Auictioneers.

Some of the many items that are to be auctioned from Alton Manor, the home of the late Lady Hilton, near Idridgehay, by Bamfords Auictioneers.

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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.