Buyers flush with cash for Fulham loo and Hammersmith gravedigger's hut

Public toilets and cemetery lodgings sold off for large amounts of dosh

Margravine Cemetery

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Not everyone's idea of fun is living in a graveyard.

But one buyer defied the credit crunch and snapped up a disused gravedigger's hut on the edge of Margravine Cemetery in Hammersmith for a staggering £344,000 on October 27.

The sale of South Lodge was £69,000 more than predicted, and bucks the trend of falling house prices around the UK.

The two-bedroom, single-storey building has a kitchen, bathroom and entrance hall, along with a walled garden. The buyer is planning to extend the lodge and live there.

A former public loo in Fulham has also been sold at the same auction for a flush £403,000.

The Walham Green toilets, near Fulham Broadway, were expected to raise £90,000 at the same sale, but went for more than four times the guide price.

The building closed earlier this year.
It is not yet known what the buyer intends to do with the two-storey building.

November 06, 2008