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  • Imposing Grade II Listed church set on a spacious plot of land
  • Large main church area along with rear function room
  • Suitable for community uses or residential purposes (STPP)
  • Close to the centre of Cinderford
  • For sale by informal tender

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The property

This Methodist church was established on this site in 1849 and has been extended to the rear. This 2-storey building offers an array of original features within the main building.

The site has a frontage to Belle Vue Road which is stone wall lined and further walls determine the boundary. The site offers a car park to the front of the building.

The premises comprises of a 2-storey detached stone built building that has been extended to the rear.

The Church:

Ground Floor – The main doors lead into the Reception Foyer along with a cloakroom and small kitchen area. There are stairs that lead up to 1st floor seating area overlooking the main Church.

The main church is approximately 1368 sq ft and the Vestry along with a further storage room are located off the main church.

To the rear of the building is a spacious Function Room that measures approx. 1700 sq ft including the stage area, rear cloakrooms and changing room. Between the main church and function room are cloakrooms and a kitchen area. The ground floor benefits from a front, rear and side entrances.

1st Floor – This comprises of three rooms, the first is a meeting room along with two further storage rooms.

The general location of the property can be viewed during normal daylight hours. Viewings of the property are strictly by appointment only. Appointments should be made through our Land Department on or email

The property is located on Belle Vue Road, a very short walk into the town centre of Cinderford.

Cinderford is an historic market town on the eastern side of the Forest of Dean and has a population of approx. 9,000 residents. The town is one of the main commercial areas in the Forest of Dean and offers a large variety of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants along with a good range of amenities and schooling.

The town offers public transport to the city of Gloucester and road links offer easy access to the M5 and M4 motorways.

Services & tenure

We are informed that the vendors enjoy freehold title and vacant possession will be granted upon completion of a sale.

We are informed that all mains services are connected to the building, heating is provided by a gas boiler and underfloor heating is in place within the main church area. Interested parties should address and specific enquiries to the relevant service providers.

Town & country planning

The property is listed as being of architectural and historic interest, it is therefore likely that any significant changes to the external appearance will be resisted by the planning authority.

The current use of the property is as a place of worship which is within D1 of the Use Classes Order which would also permit alternative community uses such as clinics, day surgeries and nurseries.

It is considered that a building of this size and with its central location could have a number of alternative uses for both commercial and residential purposes subject to the relevant planning consents.

Interested parties should address and specific questions to the planning authority.
Method of sale

The property is offered for sale by informal tender with offers to be made in writing. The actual tender date will be confirmed in due course - please see 'Important Notes' below.

These should be submitted on the offer form, which is available from ourselves, so as to ensure that all information required is received. The offer may be returned by hand, posted to Perry Bishop & Chambers, Land Department, 2 Silver Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BL or by email to

It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that their offer is received by the prescribed deadline, and the vendor is not bound to accept the highest or any offer. A decision will be made as soon as possible after the closing date, with all parties being notified accordingly.
Important notes

The property has been registered as an acv, therefore, no offers can be accepted until the date of expiry which we expect to be approx. 3rd May 2021.

The vendor reserves the right to remove all fixtures and fittings or to leave them in situ.
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Local Amenities

  • Sharpness Old Docks 6.8 miles
  • Lydney 7.6 miles
  • Forest View Primary School 0.3 miles
  • The Forest High School 0.4 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Sharpness Old Docks 6.8 miles
  • Lydney 7.6 miles
  • Forest View Primary School 0.3 miles
  • The Forest High School 0.4 miles
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1st Dec 2020 £225,000 First listed

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