Character Property for sale

New Row Methodist Chapel, Heys Lane, Blackburn, BB2

Offers in Excess of £50,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Prominently sited former Chapel
  • Close to the southerly urban edge of Blackburn with rural outlooks
  • Grade II Listed Building suitable for a variety of alternative uses
  • Some alternative uses will require planning/listed building consent
  • Existing building floor area 160m2
  • Scope to add first floor
  • Planning Permission not required for non-residential institutional use
  • Available with lease of surrounding graveyard or part thereof
  • Potential to create off-road vehicle parking/garage space

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION

An early 19th Century purpose-built detached Chapel of two storey appearance but largely single storey though with large tiered balcony.

Later rear single storey annexes provides meetings/assembly room, kitchen and toilet.

The building is located within a tree fringed large graveyard on a hillside site just outside the urban boundary of Blackburn on Heys Lane, which links Blackburn and Tockholes.

The property is conveniently located between Junctions 3 and 4 of the M65 Calder Valley/M6 link motorway being located within an area designated as open country within the Blackburn with Darwen Local Plan – not greenbelt. Offers/expressions of interest subject to planning permission being granted are invited for the Methodist Circuit Trustees consideration.

DIRECTIONS

To reach the property from Junction 4 of the M65 motorway (the Darwen/Blackburn southerly junction), follow the signs for Blackburn and Darwen, the A666, follow the signs for Blackburn North under the motorway, turn immediately left into Bog Height Road by the Golden Cup public house, continue to the top of the hill and at the cross roads with the Black Bull turn right into Heys Lane, continue for approximately half a mile and the Chapel will be seen on the left hand side of the road with small pull-in car park just beyond the graveyard wall – Lancashire Ordnance Survey Street Atlas page 80 grid square B7.

CONSTRUCTION

Main walls would appear to be of solid masonry with a render finish externally under a ridged roof clad in slate. Rear single storey elements of rendered wall construction part block, part stone with slate clad roofs, solid ground floors throughout.

Accommodation

Original Chapel area – gross internal dimensions 12m x 8.9m, rear single storey annexe comprising:

Meeting room 3.5m x 3.4m
Assembly Area 8.7m x 3.9m
Kitchen 2.7m x 1.5m,
Disabled w.c. 1.4m x 2.7m

Outside

Area of the graveyard can be transferred with the Chapel with the remaining area of the graveyard available on lease - terms to be agreed. The footprint of the Chapel is edged blue. The total area of the graveyard and vacant grazing/mowing land available is shown edged red.

Tenure

Advised Freehold.

General Information

Heys Lane is made up and adopted by the local authority.

Rateable Value

No rateable value assessment is currently placed on the property – exempt as a place of worship.

Room Dimensions

The room dimensions quoted are taken to the widest part of each room.
Services

The property is connected to the public supplies of electricity, gas and water with drainage to the Local Authority maintained sewer.

Prospective purchasers need to satisfy themselves as to the availability/condition of services – the property has been subject to extensive vandalism internally.

VIEWING

At any reasonable time but by appointment with the selling agents.

Planning/Redevelopment Potential

Planning permission would not be required to change the use of the property to uses within the same use class – D1, i.e. non-residential institutional uses such as children’s nursery, doctors/dentists surgery, etc. Initial advice has been obtained from the local planning authority – Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council as to the range of uses which might be considered appropriate for the building and the following issues were highlighted as being those which would need to be addressed in any detailed proposals for a change of use and/or building alterations:

1 The building itself is Listed.
2 The building lies set back from the public highway but on a narrow section of road with no pavements.
3 The highway situation immediately in front of the Chapel is complicated by poor sight lines.
4 There are a number of mature trees immediately behind the Heys Lane graveyard boundary which are the subject of Tree Preservation Orders.
5 There is no current formal access or vehicle parking immediately adjacent to the Chapel other than a relatively shallow, poorly surfaced parking area to the north of the graveyard and reversing off this informal car parking area onto Heys Lane is hazardous. A scheme to address these issues will need to be addressed as part of a planning application. The full text of the local planning authority’s pre-application consultation letter is available on request.

Price

Offers in excess of £50,000 (for the Chapel alone) invited on either a cash purchase basis or subject to planning permission but offerers are invited to complete the attached Form of Offer.

Development Clawback

In the event of the Trustees disposing of the property without granting planning permission for an alternative beneficial use the sellers would seek to impose a development clawback arrangement whereby 50% of any uplift in value attributable to a planning permission obtained by a subsequent owner would be paid to the Methodist Trustees before any formal development could be brought into use or sold.

Vacant Possession on Completion

Vacant possession is available on completion.

Misdescription Act

Your attention is drawn to the following notice.

Lea Hough & Co, for themselves and for the Vendor(s) or Lessor(s) of this property, gives notice that:

1. These particulars, whilst believed to be correct, do not form any part of an offer or contract and are for a guide only.
2. Any intending purchaser must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the condition of the premises and no warranty is given by the Vendor(s), their Agents or any person in the Agents employment.
3. Any gas, electrical or other appliances included have not been tested; this includes drains, plumbing and electrical installations. It is recommended that all persons carry out their own investigations prior to contract.

Ref: S.345 – Feb 2013

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
07 October 2013

Nearest stations

  • Mill Hill (0.9 mi)
  • Cherry Tree (1.0 mi)
  • Pleasington (1.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Mill Hill (0.9 mi)
  • Cherry Tree (1.0 mi)
  • Pleasington (1.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Lea, Hough & Co, Blackburn

Blakewater House Phoenix BusinessPark, Off Blakewater Road, Blackburn, BB1 5RW

01254 494045 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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