VIEWING DAY 7/11/20 - CALL TO BOOK APPOINTMENT - ON INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE TRUSTEES FOR METHODIST CHURCH PURPOSES AND THE COLCHESTER METHODIST CIRCUIT, WE ARE INSTRUCTED TO SELL THE FREEHOLD INTEREST OF THE ABOVE BUILDINGS ON A WELL PROPORTIONED SITE.
Boydens are pleased to bring to the market as the vendors sole selling agents this detached 1930's brick built Methodist Church. The property is accessed into a vestibule entrance hall through uPVC double glazed doors with double doors leading into the main church. Male and Female toilets are accessed independantly from the vestibule. The main church area is a light and spacious area benefiting from vaulted ceilings, original chimney stacks (currently blocked and capped) and six uPVC double glazed windows to dual aspects. Through this space is the vestry/kitchen area which is of a generous size (this space was originally split into two separate spaces) the gas boiler is located here over fitted counter space with inset sink and drainer. There is also access into the rear garden from here.
Externally there is ample parking to the front via a shingle driveway with a number of mature trees and shrubs. There is a side access (7' 2") to the rear garden which has a mature hedgerow to the rear boundary and is mainly laid to lawn. There is also a brick built storage shed in the rear garden. The total plot extends to about 177' (53.95m) by 34' 6" (10.55m) with the rear garden being 50' (15m) from the back wall of the property.
(1) The sale will be conducted on a Private Treaty basis.
(2) We are holding a copy of the last Quinquennial Report dated 28th February 2020 prepared by a local chartered surveyor. It may be viewed by prospective buyers but copies will not be authorised.
PLANNING/FUTURE USE - Under the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 as amended Order 2015 the use is D1 - non- residential institutions. This includes clinics, health centres, creches, day nurseries, schools, non-residential education and training centres, museums, public libraries, public halls, exhibition halls, places of worship and law courts. However, under the new Order 01.09.2020 Class D becomes Class E and Class F. Check online or via the Colchester Borough Council Planning portal for full details: - www.colchester.gov.uk.
EPC - Not required.
Being built circa 1934 in solid red brick elevations under a pitched roof covered with concrete interlocking tiles.
Fingringhoe enjoys many local amenities including a primary school; an excellent choice of secondary schools in Colchester, including the Girls’ High School and Royal Grammar School, St Mary’s and the Sixth Form College are all within easy reach; renowned public house/restaurant; Anglian church; nature reserve; art gallery; annual classical music festival; extensive network of footpaths and bridleways. Location is well placed for commuters with Colchester railway station providing a regular service to London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 55 minutes; whilst the A12 is approximately 8 miles away.
CHURCH ACCOMMODATION -
VESTIBULE ENTRANCE - 9'4'' x 7'9'' (2.8m x 2.4m)
THE MAIN CHURCH ROOM - 30'7'' x 22'5'' (9.3m x 6.8m)
VESTRY/KITCHEN - 22'5'' x 10'1'' (6.8m x 3.1m)
W.C - 7'8'' x 5'4'' (2.3m x 1.6m)
W.C - 7'8'' x 6'10'' (2.3m x 2.1m)
EXTERNAL STORE SHED - 8'8'' x 5' (2.6m x 1.5m)