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New Bury St James, St. James Street, Farnworth, Bolton


For Sale

3816 Sq Ft
Development Opportunity

Property details

The property comprises a former church building of stone construction beneath a pitched slate covered roof.


The large churchyard surrounding the church building is maintained by the local authority and excluded from sale, apart from the area outlined in red on the site plan. An increase in the extent of this area could be negotiated by agreement.


The property has planning for a D1 use (Place of Worship). Under this use, the property could also be used as a nursery, training centre, clinic use etc.

Alternative uses may be considered on a subject to planning basis. Further enquiries to be made direct with the local authority.

General information

Restrictive covenants and Pastoral (Church Buildings Disposal) Scheme

Restrictive covenants will be included in the transfer of the property to ensure that the approved development is carried forward. Further details of these are available from the agents.

A closed Church of England church is sold under special legal provision – a Pastoral (Church Buildings Disposal) Scheme is the legal document empowering the Church Commissioners to sell a closed church for a specific use. The sale of the church would, therefore, be subject to the making of such a scheme following public consultation. Further details about the procedures involved may be found on the Commissioners’ web-site at


Bolton, Manchester North


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