Two rundown buildings which were at the heart of their community for more than 100 years are set for a new lease of life.

The former infants and junior schools in Brampton, which have been closed since 2009, go under the hammer at auction on Thursday, September 13.

Generations of children have passed through the gates of the Victorian schools which sit on opposite sides of Moat Road in the town.

The red sandstone buildings, which sit on a combined site of just over half an acre, were put on the market by Cumbria County Council at a guide price of £100,000.

Landwood Property Auctions, which is handling the online auction, believes they would be ideal for redevelopment although they do require comprehensive modernisation.

The smaller property, the former infants school, comprises a single-storey semi-detached stone-built property, with a more recent extension at the rear and small yard area adjacent to the main entrance.

The former junior school is a detached building of traditional stone construction configured as part single and part two-storey.

It has two yard areas, to the north and south of the main building, and a small area of woodland to the north east of the site.

Landwood director James Ashworth said: "Both properties are in need of comprehensive refurbishment but as they are located in a residential area, we expect these sites to generate a lot of interest from developers.

"The two schools have been vacant for some time, so I am sure the residents of Brampton will be pleased to see they are for sale.

"In due course the purchaser will be able to breathe new life into the properties and the sale will allow the council to reduce the potential liabilities of ownership and also generate additional funds.”

The online auction for Lot 3, the former infants and junior schools in Moat Road, Brampton, takes place on Thursday, September 13.

To bid, visit the online bidding platform at