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Former Bridge Street Methodist Church, Bridge Street, Pilsley S45 8HE

Lot no: 130 Sold at Auction for £107,000

Guide Price £80,000+ plus fees

Unconditional with Variable FeeOn the fall of the hammer, the successful bidder will be legally bound to purchase the property. The successful bidder must immediately exchange contracts, pay a 5% deposit (subject to a minimum of £5,000) along with a non-refundable Buyer’s Fee of either 4.8% of the final sale price of the property up to and including £250,000, or 3.6% if the final sale price is over £250,000. The Buyer’s Fee is subject to a minimum of £6,000. Completion must take place usually within 30 days unless the Special Conditions of Sale state otherwise.

Thursday 25th November 2021

Key Features
  • Freehold former place of Worship, Office, Kitchen and Amenity space
  • Extending into total to 2,946 sq. ft. / 273.68 sqm. or thereabouts
  • Potential for a variety of uses (stpc)
  • Excellent potential
  • EPC Rating: N/A
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Sold at Auction for £107,000

Place of Worship

Property Description:


The original Chapel is believed to have been constructed in or around 1932 and is of traditional brick with stone dressings to the front gable, with a small parapet. The roof is pitched and overclad with tiles. The property was extended at a later date to the front, rear and side. The front extension is single-storey, of cavity block-and-brick, under a pitched roof overclad with interlocking concrete tiles.

The subject property comprises a Chapel which has suspended timber floor and slightly raised stage area with suspended ceilings incorporating recessed and spot lighting, together with wall-mounted central heating radiators and double glazed windows to the side elevations. To the rear of the Chapel are two doors leading through to an Assembly/Sports Hall with suspended ceilings with recessed lighting. There is a serving hatch to the kitchen, and door through to an office/Vestry, and amenity area. The Vestry area incorporates two communal WC’s, lobby and storeroom. There is a secondary entrance hall to the side with stairs off to the first floor providing an open-plan office/activity room with uPVC double glazed windows to the rear.

Floor Areas

Ground Floor 2,500 sq. ft. 232.25 sqm. <br>Chapel, Assembly/Sports Hall, Office/Vestry, Kitchen, WC’s, Storeroom, and Ancillary space. <br><br>First Floor 446 sq. ft. 41.43 sqm.<br>Landing and Activity Room.<br><br>TOTAL GIA 2,946 sq. ft. 273.68 sqm.<br>SITE AREA 0.11 Acres 0.045 Hectares


It is understood that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. No tests of the services have been undertaken, and no warranties are given or implied.


The local planning authority is North-East Derbyshire, and the property currently falls within Use Class F1 (Learning and Non-Residential Institution), of the Town and Country (Use Classes) Order 1987, (Amended) (England) Regulations 2020. Other uses may be appropriate, and would advise interested parties to make their own enquiries with the local authority.


The property is situated off Bridge Street, within Pilsley, a Village lying within the Civil Parish of North-East Derbyshire, located approximately seven-miles south-east of Chesterfield. The property lies within the centre of the village, within a mixed-use trading location, with the southern boundary formed by a pharmacists, to the north is a convenience store and off license, residential properties are also prevalent.


Buyers are to pay a 10% deposit on exchange together with variable fee.


Freehold. Vacant possession upon completion.

To book a viewing, please contact SDL Property Auctions to arrange.

Auction Method:
The auction for this property will take place as an "Auction Event" behind closed doors with a live auctioneer and will be streamed online in real-time. The property will be sold alongside several other lots. Bids must be placed remotely please see the below section on "Registration Process". The auction can be watched in real-time on the auction date through SDL Property Auctions' website on their home page.
The auction date applicable for the property is displayed underneath the property description. It is not possible to provide a precise timeslot when this property will be auctioned on the day, because there are other lots being sold.
You are required to undertake identity checks before you can be authorised to bid. You must also provide your payment details. If you do not provide this information, your registration will not be processed.
When you place your bid, you are deemed to have agreed to SDL Property Auctions' Buyers Terms (England & Wales) which are available on SDL Property Auctions website.

Auction type - Unconditional with Variable Fee
If you are the highest bidder, you must exchange legally binding contracts for the sale when the auction for the property comes to an end. You must then pay the applicable fees and deposit. You must complete the sale within 20 business days unless the Special Conditions of Sale contained within the Legal Pack state otherwise.

Auction Fees
The following non-refundable fees apply:
Buyer's Fee- payable on exchange of contracts. This is calculated as a percentage of the actual purchase price of the property. Either:
(a) 4.8% (including VAT) of the purchase price, for properties up to and including £250,000
(b) 3.6% (including VAT) of the purchase price for properties sold for over £250,000
The Buyer's Fee is subject always to a minimum of £6,000 (including VAT). The Buyer's Fee does not contribute to the purchase price.
There may be additional fees listed in the Special Conditions of Sale, which will be available to view within the Legal Pack. You must read the Special Conditions carefully before bidding. Any additional fees are included at the seller's discretion, not on the instruction of SDL Property Auctions, and will be in addition to any fees payable to us. SDL Property Auctions has limited control over the content of the Special Conditions of Sale.

On exchange of contracts, you must pay a non-refundable deposit equal to 5% of the actual purchase price of the property, subject to a minimum of £5,000. The deposit contributes towards the purchase price.

Payment Method:
Applicable fees must be paid immediately after a winning bid has been placed. Payment by cash or cheque will not be accepted. Prior to the auction, you will receive an email from the auctioneer to register your card details with third-party provider, Stripe. Your card details will be stored on their secure online payment platform. Payment will only be taken from you in the event of a winning bid. In this case, you will be contacted by a representative of the auctioneer to make payment. If you cannot be contacted within 24 hours after the auction ends, the auctioneer reserves the right to charge your card.

Legal Pack
Before bidding, you must view the legal pack for the property. This is the collection of legal documents that apply to the sale. The documents will include but are not limited to: Special Conditions of Sale, title documents from the Land Registry and Energy Performance Certificate.
The legal pack can be viewed on SDL Property Auctions website by searching for the property. On the property details page there is a sub-heading "Legal Packs". Follow this link, and you will then be directed to create an account with Auction Passport to view the documents.
The legal pack can change at any time up until the auction starts so you must check for the most recent version of the legal pack. An addendum may be issued outlining any late changes. At the point of placing your bid, you are deemed to have read the legal pack in its entirety, including any changes. Failure to check for changes to the legal pack will not be a valid reason for withdrawing from the sale.
It is strongly recommended that you instruct a qualified professional to review the legal pack and raise any necessary enquiries before bidding.

Special Conditions of Sale
The property is sold subject to any Special Conditions of Sale. These are contractual conditions that are included by the seller of the property - they are not part of SDL Property Auctions' terms and conditions. The Special Conditions of Sale are legally binding. You are taken to have read and accepted these at the point of bidding, even if you have not done so. The Special Conditions of Sale are available to read in the legal pack.

Registration Process:
To register to bid on the property, visit the SDL Property Auctions website and submit your remote bid. The lot number can be found against the Lot Details of the property. Prospective buyers must register no later than 12pm the day before the auction date. If you register after the cut-off, it cannot be guaranteed that your registration will be processed.

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