Former Church Premises - Barnstaple

Freehold / Leasehold Proposals Invited

51.078121042132, -4.0549049427606

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Grade II Listed Former Church and Site of 0.13 Acres

  • Site area of 0.13 acres with Grade II listed disused church on site
  • Church with foot print of 2,139 sq.ft (199 sq.m) plus first floor gallery and crypt
  • Edge of Town location close to Bus Station and level walk to Town Centre
  • Situated within predominantly residential area
  • Subject to planning proposals considered





Side access to crypt area sub divided into several chambers



Steps to main entrance leading to main congregation hall of 2,139 sq.ft (199 sq.m) with gallery over



Within the walled surrounds of the property is a small garden area.

Commercial Funding

Having been in the trade for many years we have established good connections in the finance sector. Our association with these Banks and Commercial Brokers mean that we are able to offer you introductions to competitive finance packages, for a new purchase or refinance purposes alike. Whether it is initial advice on your likely purchase level or if you are at the point of making an offer, you will often be able to achieve preferential rates, possibly saving you thousands of pounds. Please call for more information.

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By strict appointment through the selling Agents, JD Commercial, 42 Ridgeway Drive, Bideford, North Devon. EX39 1TW
TEL: (01237) 424053 / 07868 846357 E-MAIL:


With over 40,000 inhabitants including nearby villages, Barnstaple is a thriving town near to beautiful beaches and countryside, and the centre of North Devon in commerce, culture, education and service provision. It has a wide variety of businesses attracting tourists and permanent residents year-round, including a vibrant and diverse collection of bars and restaurants for evening footfall. Barnstaple is easily reached via the A361 which leads to the M5 at Junction 27, has a station with hourly trains to Exeter at peak times, and Exeter airport is an hour away. The town is rapidly expanding with several new housing and commercial developments currently underway, and more than 5,000 new houses and further economic development planned for the near future. The notable towns of Bideford (9 miles), Woolacombe (14 miles), Ilfracombe (12 miles), South Molton (12 miles) and Torrington (14 miles) are also nearby.


The property is on the corner of Higher Church Street and Summerland Street, which is predominantly a residential area and is close to a wide variety of amenities including Barnstaple Bus Station, Belle Meadow Car Park as well as only being a short walk from the town centre and the river front.


The Grade II listed former Catholic Church has a congregation hall that extends to approximately 2,139 sq.ft with a first floor gallery and a crypt underneath the congregation hall.  In total the site size is approximately 0.13 acres.


The Church has remained unused since a new church facility was constructed on the neighbouring site.  A repairs and restoration cost plan was commissioned in 2015 for the disused property.  The repair schedule and a condition survey are available for inspection from the Selling Agents.


The local planning authority are in principle supportive to appropriate proposals for the restoration and conversion of the building.  Interested parties will need to qualify their planning intentions for the property and should make planning enquiries of North Devon District Council, Tel: 01271 388288.


Our clients are inviting offers for the Freehold interest, with subject to planning proposals considered.  Alternatively Leasehold proposals will also be considered.


If applicable, at the prevailing rate