A FORMER post office which shut nearly three years ago is set to go under the hammer.

The former post office in Duke Street, Barrow, is up for auction after closing its doors in July 2019.

The post office’s closure was met with backlash, with Barrow Mayor Kevin Hamilton describing it as ‘crazy’.

“It’s crazy the store has closed,” said Cllr Hamilton at the time.

“I have used the business’ services often and I always saw it to be very busy.

“People go there to tax their cars or pay bills, and they often head to the town centre afterwards for something to eat. It will be a huge blow to the town centre.”

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The property is described as a ‘superb investment opportunity’ with ‘a most impressive size and versatile for use’.

It will go under the hammer on May 26 at the Halston in Carlisle, with a guide price of £55k.

Call Auction House Cumbria on 01228 510 552 for more information.