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Hovis cottage goes under the hammer in Dorset

A tiny rundown cottage on Shaftesbury's famous Gold Hill is expected to fetch £250,000 at auction this afternoon. The single storey home is said by estate agents to have scope for improvement.

It's sited on the hill made famous by a television advert for bread.

The cottage is at the top of Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, made famous by the Hovis advert in the 1970s Credit: ITV News Meridian

House on very famous - and steep - street up for sale

The cottage in Shaftesbury featured in a famous television advert Credit: ITV News Meridian

A Dorset cottage immortalised in a television advert for Hovis bread is up for sale. It shows a bakery boy struggling with his bike up the steep and cobbled Gold Hill in Shaftesbury.

The famous location is thought to have helped pushed the price of the bungalow to in excess of £200,000.

The cottage is on the very steep Gold Hill - immortalised in the 1970s Hovis advert Credit: ITV Meridian

Shaftesbury war memorial to be removed

The town council was threatened with prosecution over the memorial. Credit: ITV News Westcountry

A new £30,000 war memorial in the Dorset town of Shaftesbury is to be removed and placed into temporary storage.

English Heritage had threatened to prosecute the town council for building it too close to the 9th-century abbey.

The memorial is to remember old regiments including the 'Devon and Dorsets' and the people who served in them.

The council is now looking into potential new sites.

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