thanks for the replies! Yes, I did notice the internal cable routing on the top tube, which of course is generally found on modern frames of the premium variety. I guess given the tatty nature of the picture and the condition of the bike I assumed it was a budget frame. I'm really hoping there will be some clues as to the make of the bike, and if possible I would like to give it it's rightful name back. I will check out Vitus and Raleigh in the meantime.
So...maybe this will turn out to be £26 very well spent!
I stripped down and resprayed my alu frame on my "good bike" so I am happy to dive straight into this project and get creative.
I will certainly post more pics when it arrives (can't wait) and will more than likely start a build thread.
My brother arrives from Canada on 24th Dec and I'm planning on us doing a few rides together (I'll take this and he can have my other bike) so I might just get it road worthy first, and then commence strip down and rebuild in the new year.