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The Church of St Giles, Main Street, Darlton


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The Church of St Giles is a prominent Grade II* Listed Church of 13th Century origins; the Church was rebuilt with the exception of the tower in 1863. The construction is of ashlar and rough hewn ashlar beneath tiled roofs with numerous interesting architectural features.

Approximate floor area1,713sqft (159.2m²).

The Church of St Giles is situated on the edge of the village of Darlton set back from the main street (A57).

Darlton is a modest village within this area, bisected by the A57 the village enjoys good communication links through to Lincoln in the east, Newark and Retford in the west. The road network also links easily to the A1 from which the A1M and wider motorway network are available.

Both Retford and Newark have mainline railway stations on the London to Edinburgh Intercity Link (London King's Cross approx. 1 hour 30 minutes from Retford). Air travel is feasible via international airports of Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood and Nottingham East Midlands.

Leisure amenities and educational facilities (both state and independent) are well catered for.

Leaving the A1 at Markham Moor take the A57 sign posted Lincoln. On entering the village of Darlton continue through and the Church is located at the eastern end of the village on the left hand side.

The property is understood to be freehold and will be offered for sale with vacant possession.

Offers are invited on a conditional basis. The conditions of sale and information pack are available from the selling agents website

Interested parties are expressly advised to make their own enquiries into the availability of mains services and the cost of connection thereto.

The Church of St Giles has potential for various uses and an informal Planning & Conservation Statement has been agreed with the Local Planning Authority and English Heritage (available in the information pack). The Church currently falls within Class D1 (non-residential institutions) of the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) which includes the following uses:-
Clinics, Health Centres, Creches, Day Nurseries, Day Centres, Schools, Art Galleries (other than for sale or hire), Museums, Libraries, Halls, Places of Worship, Church Halls, Law Court.
Non-residential Education & Training Centre.

Prospective purchasers are expressly advised to consider the informal Planning & Conservation Statement and contact the Local Planning Authority, particularly the Conservation Team directly to discuss their proposals.

The Church of St Giles is Grade II* Listed. The Lychgate and walls to the churchyard are Grade II Listed.

Bassetlaw District Council, Queen's Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, S80 2AH. Telephone 01909 533533.

The property will be sold subject to conditions designed to prevent inappropriate uses of the site. The information pack includes draft covenants

An information pack containing the following details is available on the selling agents website -
Draft Covenants
Bassetlaw District Council (Local Planning Authority) Planning & Conservation Statement
New Uses for Closed Church Buildings (guidance from the Church Commissioners for purchasers)
Critical Information Summary - Advisory Board for Redundant Churches
Options and Impacts Appraisal Form - Advisory Board for Redundant Churches

Viewing is strictly by appointment only, please contact the sole selling agents, Brown & Co on 01777 712946

To discuss any aspect of this sale please contact Jeremy Baguley MRICS on 01777 712946 or via email at

Monday to Friday - 9am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm

Particulars prepared in October 2014.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
21 October 2014

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