Historic Grade II listed former church in Guyhirn up for sale for £75,000
PUBLISHED: 17:34 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:34 27 September 2018
A Grade-II former church in Guyhirn that can be converted into a six bedroom house is up for sale for £75,000.
The prestigious building that was previously the church of St Mary Magdalene is believed to date from 1878 and is reputedly to a design by the renowned Victorian architect Sir George Gilbert Scott.
Stunning stain glass windows, a stately entrance porch, nave, archway and step to the chance can be seen from pictures.
It is now on the market with Jolliffe Daking, in Peterborough.
However, it is reported that the building has undergone structural movement, with an estimate of £95,000 given earlier this year “to arrest the movement and stabilize the building by piling, anchoring, the creation of edge beams to the existing foundation and a 200mm slab throughout the ground floor”.
The sale plan of the site shows that part of the churchyard edged red is included in the sale and owned by the Church Commissioners.
The areas of and edged green and yellow, which are excluded from the sale, have a valid planning consent, issued by Fenland District Council, for the building of a five terrace houses.
There are no burials in the churchyard but tree preservation orders are in place.
The war memorial on the road frontage, which is also listed, is excluded from the sale.
As a condition of sale of the former church, the purchaser will be required to construct the access road and lay out the parking areas to comply with the planning consent.
Documents state: “Detailed discussions have taken place with Fenland District Council in regard to the preparation of an acceptable scheme for the conversion of the former church.
“Guyhirn St. Mary Magdalene is a consecrated building which has been formally declared closed for regular public worship under the provisions of the pastoral measure 1983.
“Under the measure, the Ely Diocesan Church uses committee has a duty to make every endeavour to find a suitable alternative use for the building and to negotiate provisional terms of sale.
“The committee has decided to carry out this duty by offering the building and churchyard for sale, subject to the conditions and stipulations set out herein.
“Upon the scheme becoming effective, the building and churchyard will be freed from the legal effects of consecration.”
For more information and to view the property call: 01733 663067