Barry L. Hawkins: Auctioneers & Land Agents

Downham Market Auction Rooms

History of Barry Hawkins Auctioneers

The Hawkins family firm was established in the 1850s by Charles Hawkins who was Barry Hawkins Great Grandfather. In January 1986 Barry recognised the need for an independent firm with local knowledge who could cater for the local community and BARRY L HAWKINS was established. From that time Barry L Hawkins has offered the Professional Services of Auctioneer, Land Agent and Valuer.

The Team

Barry Hawkins

Julia Shepherd


The sole principal and a highly respected Auctioneer in the locality, has years of experience in all aspects of the business.; Julia is assistant auctioneer, deals with all saleroom matters and assessment of auction entries, and will often be the first point of contact.   


We provide a Confidential Service for Private Clients, Executors and Solicitors.

Our services include:-

Agency and Management : Sale, Purchase, Valuation and Letting of Farms, Estates, Houses, Commercial Premises and Land.

Valuations and Taxation : Advice and Valuation for Taxation and Finance, Capital Gains Tax, Income and Corporation Tax and Inheritance Tax. Assets and Insurance Valuations.

Scheme Applications and Advice : Single Payment Scheme and other RPA Matters

Agriculture : Stocktaking Valuations, Livestock Machinery and Equipment Auctions, Contract Farming Arrangements, Grazing Licences

Landlord and Tenant Matters : Agricultural Tenancies (under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (FBTs), Commercial and Residential Lettings.

Compulsory Purchase and Other Compensation Claims: Including Water and Gas Pipelines, Electricity wayleaves and Road Schemes.

Telecommunications Masts and Renewable Energy : Advice on sites and Agreements.

Arbitration and Dispute Resolution : Dispute Settlements and Mediation.

Antique Furniture and Collectables : Sales at our Auction Rooms in Downham Market or House Sales on Site, Valuations for Insurance, Probate or Sale.

Letting of Residential Properties : We do not charge prospective Tenants any fees - we require References, (Financial and Personal) a Month's Rent as Deposit (this is held by the Deposit Protection Service) and a month's rent in advance.  

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