A FORMER working men’s club is to go up for auction this month with a guide price of £225,000.

Royston Working Men’s Club, a 9,000 sq ft property, was once a community focal point of the former mining village.

The former club stands on a 0.5 acre site and incorporates an open-plan bar, entertainment area and snooker room as well as a three-bedroom apartment.

The site will go under the hammer at the next online property auction held by Sheffield-based auctioneer Mark Jenkinson on March 27.

Adrian Little from Mark Jenkinson said: “Although the club was once at the heart of Royston, times have changed and now this property is considered suitable for a residential development scheme, subject to planning consent, which would provide much-needed extra housing for the community.

Mark Jenkinson sold five properties and sites on behalf of Barnsley Council in its February auction, including a half-acre former garage site in Grimethorpe for £133,000.