Place of Worship for sale

St Bede's Church, Railway Street, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9

£150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Inter War era purpose-built Church
  • Well maintained
  • Currently Use Class D1 - non-residential institutional, e.g. Childrens Nursery
  • Potential for alternative uses subject to Planning Approval
  • Former Parish Hall site area to side with potential for redevelopment
  • Popular residential neighbourhood

Full description

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION

A large Former Church in a reasonably quiet predominantly residential area, just over half a mile from the Centre of Nelson. Largely open plan to the upper ground floor with useful lower ground floor accommodation. In addition to which there is a useful undeveloped area on the east side of the building - overall site area shown edged blue on attached plan.

DIRECTIONS

Heading east away from the town centre along Manchester Road/A682, turn right onto Railway Street. Continue along Railway Street, straight on at the roundabout with Netherfield Road. Continue straight along Railway Street for three quarters of a mile, St. Bede's Church can be found on the right hand side, directly opposite the junction with Clover Hill Road.

CONSTRUCTION

Concrete Portal Frame Structure with slate roofs and sandstone faced perimeter walls.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

Lower Ground Floor

Entrance Hallway with Staircase off

Lower Ground Floor Meeting Room
4.35m x 4.75m
Lower Ground Floor Meeting/Storage Room
6.02m x 4.84m
WC off Entrance Hallway
4.55mx 1.13m
Store Room 2.98m x 3.32m

Upper Ground Floor

Main Hall
13.54m x 12.85m
Choir Stalls 7.17m x 9.87m

Outside

Paved steps to the front entrance and to the perimeter of the building, with grass verges extending beyond to the boundary.

Central Heating Boiler Room, accessed from outside.

Area of now demolished former Parish Hall directly to the south east of the building may be considered as part of the sale (edged blue on accompanying plan) Area 1548m/ 0.28 acres.

Central Heating Boiler Room.

Roads

Railway Street 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.

Services

The property is connected to the public supplies of electricity and water with drainage to the Local Authority maintained sewer. Oil fired central heating installed.


VIEWING

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

Offers

Offers invited to be submitted on the Form of Offer available from our Blackburn office - 01254 260196..

Planning/Redevelopment Potential

Specific planning enquiries should be addressed to the Local Planning Authority - Pendle Borough Council, however the current use of the building falls within Use Class D1 non-residential/institutional use and such uses as Children's Nursery, Social Centre, Medical Surgery (non-residential) would not require a formal Planning Approval.

Other uses applicable to a residential area are likely to be considered appropriate by the Local Planning Authority, specific Planning enquiries should be addressed to Planning@Pendle.gov.uk Tel: 01282861333.

Procedure for Sale

A closed Church of England Church is sold under a special legal provision known as a Pastoral (Church Buildings) Scheme, which empowers the Church Commissioners to sell the property for a specific use. The sale of St Bede's Church would, therefore, be subject to the making of such a scheme following public consultation, as well as to the need to obtain planning permission. Further details about the procedures involved may be found on the Commissioners' web-site at www.ccpastoral.org.

A closed church building is also usually sold with covenants which are included in the transfer of the property to ensure that the approved development is carried forward. Further details of these are available from the agents.

In addition, it is a stipulation of the Church Commissioners that any alterations to the exterior of the church should be limited and sympathetic to its historic interest and architectural qualities.

Vacant Possession on Completion


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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.

Nearest stations

  • Nelson (0.6 mi)
  • Brierfield (1.3 mi)
  • Colne (2.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Lea, Hough & Co, Blackburn

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Nearest stations

  • Nelson (0.6 mi)
  • Brierfield (1.3 mi)
  • Colne (2.1 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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