Is this England's most expensive property? Historic red phone box to go under hammer for £15, 000

One of England’s smallest property investments has gone up for sale

The most expensive red phone box ever will go under the hammer this month and is expected to fetch an eyewatering amount of cash.

‘Three square feet’

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The call box has been put up on the market for an eye-watering starting price of £15,000 - but the owner could never move it.

One of Oxford's tiniest properties has been put up on the market for an eye-watering price (SWNS).
One of Oxford's tiniest properties has been put up on the market for an eye-watering price (SWNS).

It is thought to be one of the priciest properties per sq ft in Britain and is one of the expensive phone boxes to be sold off.

The red phone box sits outside a covered market in Oxford - and measures just three square feet

The historic listed 'K6' box was installed to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V in 1935, 86 years ago.

BT put thousands of kiosks up for adoption or just £1 in 2019 - with many turned into libraries and quirky art spaces.

The red phone box, located at the entrance of Covered Market, will be auctioned later this month with a starting price of £15,000 (SWNS).

But the Oxford box is set to make a premium as an iconic piece of British heritage located in such a prominent location.

‘Iconic British history’

Mat Harris, Director at BidX1, which is managing the sale, said: "This is a rare opportunity to acquire an iconic piece of British heritage, with potential for multiple alternative uses.

"Historic England are seeking to preserve these much-loved red kiosks, and buyers throughout England have transformed them into coffee shops, mini-libraries, bakeries and even defibrillators.

“In Cheltenham, ten red phone boxes have been transformed into miniature art galleries, showcasing the work of local artists."

The auctioneers have noted that although the purchaser will own the asset and can re-sell it at any time.

But the phone box is a listed heritage site and so cannot be removed, nor can the exterior be altered.

They were originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, who also designed Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, Battersea Power Station and Bankside Power Station now known as Tate Modern.

The online auction will take place on Tuesday, April 27.

For further information visit bidx1.com.