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Former Worthington Methodist Church, Main Street, Worthington, Leicestershire LE65 1RP

Lot no: 2 Sold at Auction for £61,500

Guide Price £10,000+ 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 29th September 2022

Key Features
  • Detached Grade II listed former Methodist Church
  • Potential commercial/residential conversion subject to planning
  • Popular village location situated within easy reach of Ashby-de-la-Zouch
  • Offered with immediate vacant possession
  • EPC Rating: Exempt
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Sold at Auction for £61,500

Place of Worship

Property Description:


The Chapel was built in 1820, and is of red-brick construction with a cement render, under a hipped roof overclad with slate tiles. Access is via stone steps off Main Street, via double timber doors leading to a Chapel, which is open-plan with mock-timber cladding to the walls, with an underlined clad ceiling. The side elevations have two, sixteen-pane sash windows with stone sills. There is a choir stall at mezzanine level, with timber stairs and cast-iron supports.

The property is located off Main Street within Worthington, which is a Village lying approximately four-miles north-east of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, and six-miles south of Castle Donington. The property is edge-of-pavement, and is bordered by residential properties to the side and rear.

Floor Areas:

Chapel - 6.9m depth x 5m width. 371 sq. ft. / 34.5 sqm.

Mezzanine Choir Stall

2.25m depth x 5m width. 121 sq. ft. / 11.25 sqm.

Total GIA

492 sq. ft. / 45.57 sqm.


The property was previously used as a Place of Worship, which falls within Use Class F1, as defined by the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, (Amended) (England) Regulations 2020. The property is Grade-II Listed. In our opinion, the property is suitable for a variety of uses, and we would recommend that any interested parties make their own enquiries with North-West Leicestershire District Council, the local planning authority. May be suitable for alternative uses, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. Prospective buyers must make all necessary independent enquiries in this respect for their specific, intended use prior to placing their bid, as this will be binding.


We are informed that the building only has mains electricity connected. There is no water or drainage connected.


Freehold. Vacant possession upon completion.

Auction Details

The sale of this property will take place on the stated date by way of Auction Event and is being sold as Unconditional with Variable Fee (England and Wales).

Binding contracts of sale will be exchanged at the point of sale.

All sales are subject to SDL Property Auctions’ Buyers Terms.

Auction Deposit and Fees

The following deposits and non- refundable auctioneer’s fees apply:

• 5% deposit (subject to a minimum of £5,000)
• Buyer’s Fee of 4.8% of the purchase price for properties sold for up to £250,000, or 3.6% of the purchase price for properties sold for over £250,000 (in all cases, subject to a minimum of £6,000 inc. VAT). For worked examples please refer to the Auction Conduct Guide.

The Buyer’s Fee does not contribute to the purchase price and will be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property in the calculation of stamp duty liability.

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 Legal Pack carefully before bidding.

Additional Information

For full details about all auction methods and sale types please refer to the Auction Conduct Guide which can be viewed on the SDL Property Auctions’ home page.

This guide includes details on the auction registration process, your payment obligations and how to view the Legal Pack.

Guide Price & Reserve Price

Each property sold is subject to a Reserve Price. The Reserve Price will be within + or – 10% of the Guide Price. The Guide Price is issued solely as a guide so that a buyer can consider whether or not to pursue their interest. A full definition can be found within the Buyers Terms.