Wrenthorpe Colliery 9: pit and farm up for sale

Little more than six weeks after the Colliery closed, it’s advertised in the Yorkshire Post as up for sale by auction but failed to sell as a going concern.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
Saturday 11 August 1928

SALES BY AUCTION

By Order of the Joint Receivers for the Debenture Holders.
Re: LOW LAITHES COLLIERY CO, LTD, WAKEFIELD,
Re: SOOTHILL WOOD COLLIERY CO, LTD, BATLEY.
To SOLD BY AUCTION at the EXCHANGE AUCTION MART, LAND’S LANE, LEEDS, on TUESDAY, AUGUST 28th, 1928, 2.30 p.m., as a GOING CONCERN, OR FOR DISMANTLING,
unless previously disposed of privately.

LOT 1. — THE WELL EQUIPPED COLLIERY,
known LOW LAITHES COLLIERY,
comprising
THE GAWTHORPE AND WRENTHORPE PITS, THE MODERN COLLIERY PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, AND A LARGE AREA OF FREEHOLD LAND, containing the SILKSTONE AND BEESTON SEAMS.
This property will be first offered in one Lot, and if not disposed of, the GAWTHORPE and WRENTHORPE PITS will be offered separately.
This Colliery has been worked until quite recently, and can be started immediately, everything being in first-rate condition.
The average weekly output is estimated at 3,000 tons and 10,000 tons respectively.

Belfast News-Letter
Wednesday 29 August 1928

NO OFFER FOR COLLIERY.
Pits Sold tor Dismantling.

As a going concern, the Low Laithes Colliery, Yorkshire, failed to attract bid when offered for sale at Leeds yesterday, and the auctioneers submitted the separate pits – Wrenthorpe, Gawthorpe and Soothill – for dismantling, together with Wrenthorpe Brickworks. This way a total of £25,630 was realised by the sale. The properties were offered on the instructions of receivers acting for the debenture holders.

Later in that year, equipment at Wrenthorpe Farm (site of Southfield Close) was put up for sale too.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
Tuesday 23 October 1928

TO FARMERS, CARTING AGENTS and Others.
WRENTHORPE FARM, POTOVENS LANE, WRENTHOHPE, WAKEFIELD
(The omnibuses from Wood Street pass the Farm.)

Messrs ALBERT HUDSON and SON (instructed by F Leather Esq, owing to the closing of the Wrenthorpe Colliery), will Sell by Auction on the Premises, as above, on MONDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 1928, the
HORSES, CARTS, WAGONS, TRAPS,
and GEARS,
Including 10 Cart Horses, 21 3 inch and 4 and 4 inch Carts, Rhubarb and other Carts (some new and some lately done up);
3 Wagons and 12 Sets of Cart Gears.
Safe to commence at 11 a.m.
ON VIEW MORNING OF SALE.
Auctioneers’ Offices, Crown Court, Wood Street, Wakefield.