A spokesperson said: “The Mill is believed to be haunted, after staff working in the building reported ghostly occurrences, and was recently featured in an episode of the Channel Five paranormal investigation series Ghost Dimension. The Commissioner -property auctioneer Pugh is to include the old mill in its online auction of more than 50 properties on May 24.
Kirklees Council has granted planning permission for the building to be redeveloped into 12 one-bedroom apartments and eight two-bedroom apartments. The authorization also includes a wine bar on the ground floor.
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The spokesperson added: ‘The 19th century mill building originally housed the men’s tailoring business of George and Henry Jessop and has recently been used as an auction house. shadows and a rocking chair that rocks without human help.”
Will Thompson, Associate Director at Pugh, said: “The building’s unusual reputation adds an element of curiosity to this particular lot at our upcoming auction. This is an exciting development opportunity to create apartments and a wine bar in the center of Batley. It’s a great location, with easy access to Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford.”
He added: ”Millions of pounds are being injected into the towns of Kirklees as part of ongoing regeneration plans, including Batley. There are a lot of exciting changes happening in the city and it seems like a good place to invest.
Bidding on Jessops Mill and the other lots in Pugh’s online auction begins May 24 and closes the following day. To see the full catalog go to www.pugh-auctions.com