Former Fordhouses Methodist Church, 144a Winchester Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 6EZ

Former church premises extending to approx. 0.68 acres in Wolverhampton

Guide price*


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Sold for £215,000

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Auction details:

Thursday 14th December 2023 @ 09:00AM

A Vacant Freehold Former Church Premises occupying an irregular shaped site measuring approximately 0.68 acres, which may be suitable for a variety of alternative uses or development, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents

Property Description

A former church premises stands back from the road behind a long driveway and comprising of a main hall with ancillary accommodation. The site, which extends to an area of approximately 0.68 acres may be suitable for a variety of alternative uses or development, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.


Ground Floor: Main Hall, Sanctuary, Vestry, Study, Cloakroom, Choir Changing Room, Stores, Classroom, Kitchen, Lounge, Male & Female WCs and substantial Car Park.


Freehold – Vacant possession upon completion.


The property may be suitable for a variety of alternative uses, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. All interested parties must make their own enquiries with the Wolverhampton City Council Planning Department - Tel: 01902 551 155 and satisfy themselves as to the suitability of any proposed use they may require.

Plans/Aerial Photographs

Any plans provided with these particulars are for identification purposes only and their accuracy is not guaranteed.

Value Added Tax

For clarification in respect of whether or not VAT will be chargeable on the purchase price please refer to the Legal Pack.

Auctioneer's Note

We are informed that part of the property has presence of asbestos and all interested parties can view the asbestos report within the legal pack. Due to the condition of this Lot, the Auctioneers advise that appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn when viewing the property and a torch will be required. Viewers must take extreme care and access is at the viewer's own risk and the Auctioneers accept no responsibility for any accidents or injuries.
Please note offers may be considered prior to the Auction Sale.


See viewing schedule - access via Winchester Road. Please note the appointments listed below are pre-booked so there is no need to book in prior to attending.
Thursday 30th Nov 2023 12:30-12:45
Monday 4th Dec 2023 12:30-12:45
Wednesday 6th Dec 2023 12:30-12:45
Friday 8th Dec 2023 12:30-12:45

Bond Wolfe or their Agents for the seller of these Lots give notification that any particulars contained within the catalogue/website are prepared to the best of their knowledge and include information that has been provided to them. Plans, photographs and room measurements (provided via a 3rd party) are provided as guidance only and should not be relied upon. All potential buyers should make their own enquiries and investigations to the accuracy of the information contained in these particulars or to obtain further information that is not provided which they deem to be important prior to bidding. Any amendments to the particulars that Bond Wolfe are aware of will be published on the addendum, which is available within the lot information.


Please note that the Auction will be livestreamed via our website.  You can take part remotely via Proxy, Telephone or Online, if you wish to bid you must pre-register via our website no later than 3pm the day prior to the auction. Please click here for further details.


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The sale of each lot is subject to an administration fee of £1,920 inc VAT (£1,600.00 + VAT) (unless otherwise stated in the important information), payable on the fall of the gavel/at the end of the online auction.  Please note that the administration fee for the Local Authority lots may differ and all interested parties should enquire directly with the Auctioneers as to the fee applicable.

Any additional costs excluding the administration fee will be listed in the Special Conditions within the legal pack and these costs will be payable on completion. The legal pack has been prepared by the seller’s solicitor(s), who are responsible for its contents and disclosing all know information. It is available to download free of charge under the ‘lot information’, and you take responsibility for reading and understanding the legal pack and are bound by all the contents. Any stamp duty and/or government taxes are not included within the Special Conditions within the legal pack and all potential buyers must make their own investigations.

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