house where  renowned feminist and socialist grew up is being auctioned by the receivers. 

Dora, Countess Russell wife of eminent philosopher Bertrand Russell spent her early childhood years Berwick Lodge.

The seven bedroom house which still has much of the architectural  charm it had in its heyday is being offered by Savills for a guide price £880,000. The freehold for 31 St Paul’s Road is being listed by Order of the Law of Property Act receivers appointed under a mortgage or charge liable to Tuscan Capital Ltd by Afay Ltd, based on Beulah Road,  with potential rent of over £57,000 a year.

Also the freehold for  98 Bensham Manor Road, a five bedroom house in need of full upgrading is under auction.

The council went through the court to get a  Compulsory Purchase Order against the owner for house which has guide price of £200,000.