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Agents looking for sympathetic buyers to take on Victorian church

St Barnabas Church

The opportunity to purchase a Grade II listed Victorian church in North Evington, Leicestershire has arisen this month (January). St Barnabas Church is going on the market for a guide price of £175,000. However, agents Andrew Granger & Co say buyers will first have to submit a proposal for its intended use to ensure that the historic building will be appropriately preserved.

The building can be converted for non-residential purposes such as health centres, crèches, schools, art galleries, museums, libraries or places of worship. Andrew Granger & Co and current owners Leicester Diocesan are currently accepting proposals for the intended use of the church. In order to maintain the building’s character, any scheme put forward must protect the building and restore it to beneficial use.

“We are delighted to be acting as agents for such a special property. St Barnabas is a fine example of Victorian architecture; it’s a beautiful building and the gothic nature of the interior creates a great first impression,” comments Elizabeth Lewin of Andrew Granger & Co. “It’s really important that we find a buyer who will be sympathetic to the building and will reuse this important piece of local architecture in a way that will respect the building and its historic past.”

Built to serve the local residents, the church was designed by architects Goddard and Paget and built in 1884. Constructed of red brick elevations, the building has an approximate internal floor area of 6,650 sq ft (617.70 m²) and many original features, including an octagonal bell turret, lobby and above gallery, bay nave with clerestory, office, kitchen and community area which was added during the late 1990s.

For further information or to book a viewing, contact Elizabeth Lewin on 01509 243720 or email elizabeth.lewin@andrewgranger.co.uk.

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