Lytham St.Annes Coat of Arms
Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


Entwistle & Co., Auctioneers & Estate Agent, Ansdell, 1924

Lytham St.Annes Express, 1924.


Messrs. J. Entwistle & Co's New Premises.

Messrs. J. Entwistle & Co., of St. Annes and Ansdell, the well-known auctioneers and estate agents, have opened new and more extensive premises at Ansdell—an extension made necessary by the growth of the district and the large volume of business transacted by the firm. Although only established in the district four years ago, the business has rapidly taken a leading place in the local business world, due to the energy and enterprise of the principals. The new premises are situated in King's Road, (now Kingsway) Ansdell, and are admirably suited to the purpose.

The main structure is two storeys high and comprises on the ground floor a suite of offices for the use of the owners and also premises in the occupation of the Skipton Building Society. On the first floor are suites of offices, suitable for professional or business men, approached by a wide, well- lighted staircase with a separate entrance.

The principal entrance to the auction mart is centrally-placed on the main front, this room being approached by a wide corridor and hall. The auction mart is splendidly adapted to its purpose, the lighting, ventilating and warming having been specially considered for the comfort of the patrons of this branch of the firm's business—throughout the year important auction sales being held periodically.
The premises have a refined and pleasing appearance, and are a valuable addition to the number of imposing buildings Ansdell already possesses. The style of architecture is Georgian. Accrington bricks and Yorkshire stone have been used for the front and return elevations to King's Road. The show windows, containing over 500 superficial feet of plate glass, are of mahogany on a base of polished Aberdeen granite. The floor to the entrance of the auction room is in marble mosaic terrazzo. The roof of the main building is covered with Rosemary tiles. Central heating on the low-pressure system and electric lighting is installed throughout the building, including the offices on the first floor.

The building has been designed by Mr. Thomas Hedges, architect, Midland Bank Chambers, Lytham.

Kingsway Auction Rooms
This building is now known as Kingsway Auction Rooms and there are sales every few weeks. To visit their website click here.