An original Star Wars script left in a flat by Harrison Ford has sold for more than £10,000 at an auction in Hertfordshire - a record for a script from the beloved film series.

The fourth draft of a screenplay for the first filmed Star Wars movie, originally titled as The Adventures Of Luke Starkiller, was auctioned off at Excalibur Auctions in Kings Langley on Saturday, February 17, eventually selling for £10,795.

Alongside the script Ford left other items including shooting schedules, a call sheet and collections of notes which sold in a bundle to a UK buyer for £4,826.

Another item sold was a typed letter from a friend in which Ford is asked about why he has not called his wife, Mary Marquardt, before they divorced in 1979.

The Comet: The scripts were auctioned off at Excalibur Auctions in Kings Langley.The scripts were auctioned off at Excalibur Auctions in Kings Langley. (Image: PA Images/PA Wire)

The letter, date April 16 1976, also discussed his contracts and future film prospects and was sold for £177.80.

Excalibur Auctions’ auctioneer Jonathan Torode said: "The sale saw competitive bidding from around the globe for these never-before-seen pieces of Star Wars history.

"Although other copies of this script have come to market previously, this sale saw a new record set for a Star Walker script, which shows how a personal link to the items is so enticing to Star Wars fans.

"The personal provenance makes them totally unique. We hope they will be as treasured by their new owners as much as they were by the previous ones."

The Comet: Harrison Ford.Harrison Ford. (Image: PA Images/PA Wire)

According to Excalibur Auctions, Ford was filming the now titled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, at Hertfordshire's Elstree Studios in 1976, when, in need of somewhere to stay, he responded to a newspaper advert for a flat to rent in Notting Hill.

He was the first person to come and view the Elgin Crescent property and decided to take it.

The owners of the flat did not know who Ford was, despite him starring as a drag racer in Francis Ford Coppola’s American Graffiti, but the cleaner, who fainted when she saw him, did.

While living there, co-stars Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia, visited the property, with Ford also buying new plants for the owner's garden, and attended their son’s first birthday party.

The items had been tucked away for 50 years in a private home in Notting Hill, London.