Chelford Market





Approval has finally been given for a proposed new Auction Centre and Rural Business Hub close to junction 18 of the M6, following submission of a proposal by two well-known firms of Auctioneers, Estate Agents and Valuers, Frank Marshall LLP and Wright Manley LLP, in conjunction with Pochin Land and Development.


The two firms have previously announced their intention to merge this coming April into the new firm of WRIGHT MARSHALL.  Landlords of both the existing sites at Chelford and Beeston have obtained planning consent for alternative development and Partners in the two businesses felt the best way  to safeguard and improve their diverse auctioneering businesses was to develop a  new Centre with purpose built facilities, in an accessible location.


Nationally renowned developers Pochin were able to offer a suitable site, together with the required planning and development experience and expertise, and at last Thursday’s meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee at Cheshire West and Chester Council, the proposal was approved.


Gwyn Williams, Partner in Frank Marshall said “We are delighted with the outcome, which now guarantees the survival and future growth of our long established auctioneering business.  We currently conduct nearly  £60 million worth of business on behalf of the rural economy and believe that this new, state of the art, Auction Centre will enable us to build upon the success of our diverse auctioneering business”.


The current markets hold extensive sales of livestock and farm produce, horticultural produce, agricultural and contractors plant and machinery, attracting vendors and buyers from throughout the UK.


The merger of the two businesses brings together not only the auctioneering expertise, but also 8 Estate Agency and Valuation offices throughout the region, along with an internationally-renowned Fine Arts business conducted from two salerooms.


Nigel Eckersley, Partner in Wright Manley, commented “We recognise the potential of the CHESHIRE FRESH development at Middlewich to provide high quality and purpose built facilities suitable for modern day requirements.  The forthcoming merger of our businesses into WRIGHT MARSHALL offers potential for an exceptional business to be located in this region, the consent we have now obtained being the first step towards the development of a business able to compete with the very best in the UK”.





Editors Note:


Frank Marshall currently operates Chelford Agricultural Centre.  Wright Manley currently operates Beeston Castle Auction.  The two businesses are nationally renowned as Auction Centres for Pedigree and Commercial Livestock; the largest Horticultural sale by auction in the UK; and extensive sales of Agricultural and Contractors Plant and Machinery.  The two firms announced last July that they will be merging into the new business of WRIGHT MARSHALL in April 2014.


Further details can be obtained from:



Gwyn Williams                                                   Nigel Eckersley

O-  01625 861122                                              O-  01829 713300

M-  07785 350588                                              M-  07802 362064






Chelford Market is one of the most diverse agricultural auction centre’s within the UK, with weekly sales of livestock, horticultural, produce and machinery, which are renowned as being amongst the leading sales in each sector.

Our location in the centre of the country and close to main motorway and trunk road networks provides easy access for vendors and purchasers of all commodities, and has made the Centre popular for a large number of special sales, including major Pedigree Society sales at various times of the year. Chelford Market

Our weekly Markets incorporate livestock sales on Monday’s and Thursday’s, horticultural sales on Wednesday’s and every Thursday evening, and large monthly machinery sales, including a weekly sale of garden sundries, lawn mowers, small machinery etc. Reports from all these sales can be found in our Chelford Review, which has been published for many many years and read avidly by our  wide range of customers.

Catalogues are available for all major special sales.

We require entry forms for weekly livestock, horticulture and machinery sales, as well as for our special poultry sales.  If you require entry forms, to any of our sales, please follow the link and find the forms you require.  They can be completed on line and returned to us.Chelford Market

Reports for all our special sales can also be found on line, but if you require a hard copy to be mailed to you, please telephone our office.

Our Auctioneers are regarded as being amongst the leading teams of auctioneers in the Country.  They are always willing to assist with marketing and valuation advice.  Indeed, we carry out a large range of valuations for all purposes, and are regarded as amongst the leaders in our field for valuations of livestock, horticultural, produce and machinery, as well as for land and property, throughout the UK.
Directions: The market lies adjacent to the A537 Knutsford – Macclesfield road, and is best approached from the motorway network via junctions 18 or 19 off the M6.  Alternatively, those travelling from the North may find it more convenient to use the
new M60 Manchester orbital route, and to follow the A34 south through Wilmslow and Alderley Edge, turning right on the A537 at Monks Heath traffic lights.  By rail, travel from Crewe or Manchester Piccadilly on the local service, which stops at Chelford Station adjoining the Centre.  By air, the Centre is less than 10 miles from Manchester Airport, from where transport can be arranged upon request.