Grade II listed urinal in Margate goes under the hammer for £11,000

Sold for £11k

Former toilets in Dane Road, Margate, have sold at auction for £11,000.

The Grade-II listed building with ‘Doultons decorative cast iron panelling’ was put on Thanet council’s asset disposal list for sale last year.

The urinal in Dane Road/Park Road is a cast Iron Victorian structure which was listed by Historic England in 1997. It has suffered vandalism and rubbish has been dumped at the site.

The listed urinal at Park Road  Photo Frank Leppard

Experts put a freehold guide price on the toilets of £10,000-£15,000. It went under the hammer at the Clive Emson auction yesterday (February 10_ at the Kent County Showground, Detling,

Auctioneer Kevin Gilbert said: “These former toilets might be suitable for a variety uses, as long as all necessary consents are obtainable.”

The urinal is one of a number of disused public toilets that Thanet council approved for asset disposal last year. Others include toilets in Beresford Gap, Birchington, Marina Road, Ramsgate, Minnis Bay, Birchington, Park Road, Margate, St Johns Cemetery, Margate and Albion Street, Broadstairs.