Guide price £400,000
To be sold for conversion for alternative use (subject to planning) The Property St Mary Magdalene Church, which is Listed, Grade II* was built in 1850 and designed by the eminent architect William Butterfield. The internal layout is conventional for a Victorian Church with a large, vaulted nave leading to the Altar to the East and a small Vestry to the north of the Church. The Graveyard will continue to belong to the Parish who will preserve a right of public access. The path leading to the Church forms a formal right of access for Church users. Part of the churchyard may be included in the sale as amenity land depending on the needs of the use proposed and will be agreed with the successful bidder. Any necessary reciprocal rights of access will be reserved for the buyer and for visitors to graves. The Location St Mary Magdalene Church is located on the fringes of the village of West Lavington which is just outside the market town of Midhurst at the heart of the South Downs National Park. Midhurst and the surrounding area have much to offer with Polo at Cowdray Park, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, golf at Cowdray Park, Goodwood, Pulborough and Liphook, motor racing at the Goodwood circuit and sailing out of Chichester Harbour and other centres along the South Coast. There are many footpaths and bridleways in the area for walking and riding. Property Information Services We have been advised by our clients that the property has mains electricity. None of the services have been tested. Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries of the relevant utilities to satisfy themselves of the availability and adequacy of services for their proposed use of the property. Fixtures and Fittings The vendors reserve the right to remove any of the stained glass windows, pews, the pulpit, the stone font and other furnishings prior to completion (subject to listed building consent where appropriate). The vendors also reserve the right to remove the wall-mounted memorials prior to completion, together with the other contents in the church. Covenants Covenants will be included when disposing of the property. These are designed primarily to ensure the property is used for authorised purposes only. To prevent unauthorised alterations or demolition, protect against any human remains, tombstones, monuments or memorials. A set of standard covenants are available from the Agent. These may in some cases be adapted to take into account particular circumstances. Agents Note Access will be via the Lych Gate. Access at the bottom of the churchyard will not be included. It will not be possible to prepare a contract in advance. The successful bidder's proposal has to be put out to public consultation in a draft Pastoral (Church Buildings Disposal) Scheme and solicitors cannot be instructed until the statutory notice period has expired and any representations considered. We kindly draw your attention to the generic Church Covenants associated with the disposal of the Church.
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