- Available from 23rd Sep 2020
- Church 2040 sq ft/189 sqm
- Hall gea 1569 sq ft/145.7 sqm
- Plot 98'/29.87 M X 319'/97.17 M
- Car park
- Village centre
- D1 use classes order
- 4 miles colchester town
- Local amenities
- Good road/rail links
- EPC N/A
Description On instructions from the trustees for methodist church purposes and the colchester methodist circuit, we are instructed to sell A combined freehold and leasehold interest of the above buildings on A corner site. The church formally closed with A final service on 30 September 2018.
(1) The sale will be conducted on a Private Treaty basis with a long lease being agreed to cover the burial grounds(s).
(2) There are detailed requirements to close a burial ground as well as maintain those laid to rest there in the last 50 years.
(3) We are holding a copy of the last Quinquennial Report dated 13 December 2017 prepared by a local chartered surveyor. It may be viewed by prospective buyers but copies will not be authorised.
The property is located in the heart of the village within close proximity of a Co operative supermarket incorporating Post Office, public houses offering restaurant facilities, schooling for junior and infants at Heathlands, the Orpen Hall is a Meeting Hall with office and bar, and with adjoining sports fields and tennis courts. The village is approximately four miles north west of Colchester town centre. En route, Colchester north railway station with its commuter train link to London's Liverpool Street in a journey of just under one hour. Good road communication access to the A12 linking to Ipswich (north bound) and Chelmsford (south bound), and (west bound) via the A120 to Braintree and Stansted Airport beyond.
Being built circa 1879 in solid red brick elevations under a pitched roof covered with concrete interlocking tiles.
Separate detached hall
Built during the 1950s in cavity brick construction under a pitched roof covered with asbestos cement sheeting.
Vestibule entrance 24'7'' x 9'5'' (7.5m x 2.9m) Paneling to wall, meter cupboard, two fluorescent strip lights, windows to front and side. Doors into:
The main church room 50'1'' x 24'10'' (15.3m x 7.6m) Fluorescent strip lighting, wooden paneling to 4' height, electric oil filled piped Tubular heating, suspended timber floor, storage area, eight arch sash windows with secondary double glazing, raised stage area. The pews (which seat 120 130) and the timber pulpit are all negotiable separately. Rear door into:
Vestry 15'3'' x 11'10'' (4.6m x 3.6m) Cupboard housing stainless steel sink unit with cold tap and shelf, adjoining storage cupboards with top box storage, two side arch sash windows.
Side lobby 11' x 3'3'' (3.4m x 1m) Side door to outside. Arch sash window.
Cloakroom 5'3'' x 3'8'' (1.6m x 1.1m) Pedestal basin, low level WC, no window.
Hall Part glazed entrance door Into:
Entrance hall 4'10'' x 4'8'' (1.5m x 1.4m) Part glazed door into the:
Main hall 50'4'' x 20' (15.3m x 6.1m) Double doors to frontage, single glazed PVC windows (total eleven), nine radiators, panelled ceiling with fluorescent strip lighting, serving hatch, worktop with three double store cupboards under. Door into:
Kitchen 12' x 9'1'' (3.7m x 2.8m) Single stainless steel sink unit with cold tap and Ariston water heater over. Double and corner base units, a further two double wall mounted units by serving hatch, side PVC window, floor standing Ideal Mexico gas central heating boiler serving radiators throughout.
Office/store 9'3'' x 7'5'' (2.8m x 2.3m) Radiator, side PVC window.
Cloakroom/rear lobby 10'8'' x 8'6'' (3.3m x 2.6m)
storeroom Emergency door to outside.
Cloakroom 6'2'' x 3' (1.9m x 0.9m) Basin and cold tap, Redring water heater over, low level WC, radiator.
Disabled toilet/baby changing room 7'6'' x 5'4'' (2.3m x 1.6m) Radiator, low level WC, basin, double aspect windows.
Outside A corner plot measuring approximately 98' x 319' (29.9m x 97.2m) measuring to 0.7 acres. The frontage to Chapel Road with return frontage to Chapel Lane. Boundary hedging to the frontage and side. Concrete pathways from front to back communicating between the church and hall. A small Garden Of Remembrance area to the side of the frontage.The whole lawned area to the side and rear are burial grounds. There are various graves behind the church, and the last burial in this section of the site was in 1988. Access to the hall via Chapel Lane with car park hardstanding for three cars to the frontage. A shingle driveway to the side gives access to the visitors' car parking area. Adjacent is the main burial ground.
Services All mains services are connected to the site.
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:
EPC Not required.
Special note the burial grounds included are to be sold on A long leasehold. View more View less