Kendal's historic 'Old Grammar School', including two Grade II listed buildings, is due to be auctioned.

On October 19 these picturesque properties, known as No's 9 and 11 Church Walk, overlook the parish church green and date back to the 1500s will go under the hammer at Abbot Hall.

They served as a school until 1888 and despite their charming character touches, are now in dire need of refurbishment.

Located within Kendal’s cultural quarter, the properties offer potential buyers easy access to the well-regarded Abbot Hall art gallery, as well as a host of other amenities.

Kendal, on the fringe of the Lake District National Park, has transport connections to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the M6 motorway and the West Coast Mainline.

The buildings are listed on Armistead Barnett's online portal and will be sold either individually or collectively.

The auction, organised by Lakeland Arts, will be held at Abbot Hall at 7pm.

Acquired by Lakeland Arts in 1969 (No 11) and 2014 (No 9), both properties were in an unmodernised state, with No 9 being more dilapidated than its counterpart.

Through the auction's profits, Lakeland Arts, a registered charity, aims to invest in its collections, boost programming and make a significant contribution towards constructing a sustainable future for Abbot Hall and Lakeland Museum on the Kendal site.