Former Ashton church to go to auction

A FORMER church and Sunday School in Ashton-under-Lyne is to go under the hammer at auction.

The Welsh Wesleyan chapel, on Mill Lane, has a guide price of £150,000 before it is sold on July 18 and 19.

And as it has already been subject of planning permission being granted to demolish it and build 35 apartments on the site, it is likely to attract interest from developers.

Built in 1877, the building has been empty for some time and is in a state of disrepair. However, some of its current façade may be retained.

Ashton Welsh Wesleyan Chapel

Auctioneers Pugh describe it as: “A potential re-development opportunity comprising a substantial former school building on the outskirts of Ashton town centre.

“The property has benefitted from previous planning permission to demolish the existing building and construct a new development housing 35 apartments comprising a mixture of one and two bedrooms, which has since lapsed.”

Tameside Council granted planning permission on December 8, 2006, to convert the property into 23 one-bedroomed and 12 two-bedroomed apartments but nothing was ever done.

And any new buyers have been encouraged to contact the authority of they plan to turn the structure into accommodation.

The Welsh Wesleyan movement was more aligned to the Methodist movement in England, rather than the majority Calvinistic Methodists in the principality.

One Reply to “Former Ashton church to go to auction”

  1. Good luck to them when it comes to parking! It’s a nightmare around there and don’t think they’re taking mill lane council car park away either, our congregation use that each Sunday as that’s all we’ve been left with since the one opposite is a pay snd display snd an absolute disgrace with uneven surface and broken glass. They’ve already taken 2/3 spaces due to putting in lay-bys snd that extension to stop crashes at the end of Stamford st junction.

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