A closed Methodist chapel in England’s second largest village is up for sale

A former Methodist chapel closed two years ago and located in England’s second largest village is now up for sale.

Seaton Methodist Chapel, now over 160 years old, held its last service in February 2020. With declining congregation numbers and a large amount of money needed for the building, it is believed to be a of one of Seaton’s oldest places of worship, but had no choice but to close permanently.

Now the old chapel is set to go under the hammer with a guide price of £60,000. Auctioned by Auction House Cumbria, it will take place on July 14.

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The property is described as a former Methodist stone chapel with a pleasant side garden. There is easy access to the coast as well as downtown Workington and the Lake District.

Auction House Cumbria says it is ‘a development property with great potential, it is suitable for a variety of uses subject to the necessary planning permissions’.

It closed in 2016

As Methodist leader John Wesley preached in the village in the 1700s, with a plaque located outside the Pack Horse Inn to commemorate the visit, the site is of great historical significance to the community. Seaton is a large village and civil parish in the borough of Allerdale. During the pandemic, a food distribution service was set up there and aimed to help the elderly, vulnerable and those who had difficulty getting around.

The property will be auctioned at midday on July 14, for more information contact Auction House Cumbria on 01228 738027.

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