A message from our Managing Partner
Christina Trevanion

‘I am incredibly proud to have established a successful business in my home county of Shropshire.  My knowledgeable and experienced team of experts, consultants and I, are dedicated to offering you the exceptional customer service you would expect from a local business, yet with a global reach, ensuring that our customers achieve the best possible results.

Whether you are asking us to uncover the stories behind your treasures, or you are looking for curated antiques to expand your collection or decorate your home, we look forward to being of assistance.

Our diverse and exciting calendar of fine art and antiques, specialist and country house auctions are held at our historic saleroom, The Joyce Building, in Whitchurch.

We look forward to welcoming you.’

About us

Trevanion was established in 2014 by Christina Trevanion, with a focus on putting clients first and making the auction experience as simple and accessible as possible. Our auctions are curated and diverse, the combination of the one-to-one service with our team of experienced specialists, means that selling your antiques and works of art can be easy.

Our galleries are located within the historic factory building of Joyce Clocks. We are honoured to be custodians of such an important building and history. When designing the auction house layout our aim was to incorporate as many of the buildings features as possible.


The Joyce Building

Our galleries are located within the red brick clock factory built in 1904 by Joyce Clocks of Whitchurch to construct their famous tower clocks. The elegant façade, with its original clock, is known to everyone locally and to historians, clock connoisseurs and enthusiasts the world over.

Joyce of Whitchurch which was founded 1690 by James Joyce, claim to be the oldest continuous clock makers in the world, although since 1965 the company has been part of the Smith of Derby Group. Joyce began in the Shropshire Village of Cockshutt as a provincial long case clock maker and the business passed through the paternal line until in 1790, the decision was made to move to a large factory on the High Street in Whitchurch. In 1902 the death of Ellen R Joyce, widow to John Joyce, brought ownership of the company to Arthur Joyce. He oversaw the erection of a purpose built factory on Station Road with easy access to the train station. The company remained here until 2012 when production ceased. The contents were sold and the factory remained empty until 2014 when it was acquired by Trevanion Auctioneers. With their own funds and support from The Regional Growth Fund for the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, the building was transformed into building that it is today.

The horological legacy provided by Joyce clocks is, understandably, vast. With longcase, dial, tower, station, furniture, town and commercial clocks found all over the world. Along with, pocket watches, sun dials, barometers, compass’. Since 1965 the company installed more than 2000 public clocks in Britain and Ireland alone. There is probably one closer to you than you think!


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"Brilliant, I took some silver to sell and was very happy with the valuation. I will look forward to the auction."
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"Excellent auction house. Everyone is very helpful, friendly and professional. Highly recommend it for buying or selling"
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"Fantastic first time experience buying at this auction house. From start to finish I have found the team to be professional and helpful. I have needed to phone them twice and on each occasion nothing was too much trouble. When my husband collected my purchases he received the same in person treatment. I highly recommend this auction house and I can’t wait to shop here again."
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"A really lovely visit to view an auction. Staff were very friendly, helpful & professional. Fabulous building & a good layout, auction lots were easy to find. Definitely recommend."
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"Fantastic auction house, been dealing with them for years, they will not rush you and are very professional and helpful when assisting you with lots purchased, always a pleasure to visit "