For Sale By Auction | 12:00, 14 February 2024 | Lot 70

The Iron Church, Blackburn Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL1 8DR

Sold £190,000

  • Commercial Development
  • Tenure: Freehold

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Auction Date

Wed 14/02/2024

Auction Time


Auction Venue

Online Auction

Substantial Grade II Listed Church – Approximately: 537.7 m2 / 5,788 sq ft – Planning To Convert To Offices – May Suit Alternative Uses (STP)

The property briefly comprises a 19TH Century Grade II listed purpose built semi-detached Church of brick and stonework elevations beneath a timber framed pitched roof covered with slates. Named The Iron Church due to the original building being of corrugated iron, latterly used as an antiques centre and wedding venue. The Church sits on a ¼ acre site and has recently been refurbished and retains many original features such as carved stonework, stonework arches, stained glass windows and timber panelling. The main open plan space is fitted with a warm air space heater and feature pendant lighting with other rooms fitted with radiators. Externally there is an enclosed forecourt to the front with paved walkways and gated access to the rear (assumed to be shared with the adjoining residential accommodation). Location: The property is situated on a busy main road (A666) approximately ½ mile north of Bolton town centre. Accommodation: The accommodation is predominantly open plan with separate office/store, kitchen and WC. There is a spiral staircase leading partway up the spire which houses telecoms equipment, additionally there is a basement and mezzanine area. Total approximate gross internal floor area: 537.7 sq m (5,788 sq ft){tab} Tenancies: The spire is currently let to a telecoms company by way of a lease until 21 October 2048 at a peppercorn rent. Planning: It is noted that the current planning use for the church was decided in January 2023 as being offices (CLASS E(g)(i) as changed from the previous use of educational and training use (CLASS E(c)(ii)). The intention being to create three floors internally within the original structure. Planning Ref 13569/22 Tenure: Freehold Title number: GM527325 Council Tax Band : N/A Local Authority: Bolton Finance is available on this lot. For a decision-in-principle visit




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Local Authority

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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Additional Fees

Administration Charge - 1.98% inc VAT of the purchase price, subject to a minimum of £1980 inc VAT, payable on exchange of contracts.

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