Former Methodist Church, 75 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7RB

Grade II Listed former Methodist Church in Cumbria with Residential planning permission

Guide price*


Plus fees

Sold for £70,000

Lot 151 Commercial Vacant
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Auction details:

Thursday 14th September 2023 @ 09:00AM

A Substantial Freehold Grade II Listed Former Church, having the benefit of planning permission to convert to a single luxury dwelling, also considered suitable for a variety of alternative uses, subject to obtaining any necessary planning consents

Property Description

The property comprises a substantial former Grade II Listed methodist church, constructed in a gothic style with many attractive features. Suitable for a variety of alternative uses, including residential, bar, restaurant, retail, community uses, dance studio and fitness, subject to the appropriate consents.


The former church premises occupies a prominent corner position, fronting Lowther Street with a return frontage to Scotch Street, within Whitehaven Town Centre, conveniently located for all local shopping and amenities and a short walk from Whitehaven Marina.
Whitehaven is an attractive Georgian town, situated on the west coast of Cumbria, near to the Lake District National Park. The town is served by two railway stations, Whitehaven (Bransty) and Corkickle.


Freehold – Vacant possession upon completion.


The property benefits from planning permission granted by Cumberland Council for conversion into a single luxury dwelling, application no. 4/22/2398/OF1 dated 31st July 2023.
Full details will be available for inspection within the legal pack. All interested parties should make their own enquiries of the Local Planning Authority, in respect of any proposed future use.

Value Added Tax

We understand VAT is not applicable on this transaction.

Auctioneer's Note

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