A CHURCH in Glyn Ceiriog is up for sale through an online auction again after failing to sell last year with a guide price of just £45,000.

The former St Ffraid’s Church in the village will be auctioned off on Thursday, May 30 through the website of vendors Morris, Marshall and Poole in Oswestry.

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The grade II-listed church had been up for auction in October last year but according to the vendor’s website, it is now back up for sale.


A Morris, Marshall and Poole spokesman said the sale comes with conditions from the seller and that some public access to the graveyard will have to be maintained.

They added: “It is a substantial Grade II-listed former place of worship, situated overlooking the popular village of Glyn Ceiriog.

“Being traditionally constructed of locally dressed stone walls under a slate clad roof and affording a bell tower and internal balcony.

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“Internally the nave (16.8m x 8.7m) with an open timber framed roof having a ridge height of 7.4m, has a solid tiered floor and leaded coloured decorative windows.

“Off the nave is a "vestry" and access to the bell tower.

“Situated on an elevated site on the northern side of the Ceiriog Valley, the approach is over a sloped and stepped pathway off the road approach.

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“This property affords scope for a variety of alternative uses (subject to both planning and listed building consent).

“The sale comprises the significant building with a right of way over the retained pathway.

“All the adjacent graveyard area is to be retained and public access maintained at all times.

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“The seller has conditions of sale which are available from the agent.”

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The vendors also stated that anyone wishing to purchase the stone church with the intention of seeking alternative uses for it is to check with the local planning authority before applying.

The church was rebuilt in 1838 but closed its doors at the end of 2018, and it comes with a freehold.

Anyone wishing to take part in the auction on Thursday, May 30 can do so by heading to www.morrismarshall.co.uk or calling 01691 721971.