Former Magpie pub is to be auctioned

A block of flats at what was The Magpie in Fratton Road is to go under the auctioneer's hammer
A block of flats at what was The Magpie in Fratton Road is to go under the auctioneer's hammer
The replaced toll gate after the original was shattered by the mare.''The replaced toll gate in 1915 after the original was leapt over by the runaway mare with the carriage she was pulling smashing it to pieces. Picture: Ralph Cousins.

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A BLOCK of flats at a former Portsmouth pub is to go under the auctioneer’s hammer with a guide price of more than £750,000.

The converted property at 64-66 Fratton Road, which used to be The Magpie, includes nine flats and is let at £58,728 a year. It is among 145 lots being sold by regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson.

Auctioneer Rob Marchant said: ‘We anticipate keen interest from larger investors.’