Under offer: Abandoned church in Herefordshire could soon have new owners


A NEW lease of life could soon be on the cards for a derelict church in Herefordshire, which has gone up for sale with an asking price of less than £50,000.

The Grade II* listed St Silas Church in Bollingham, near Kington, is now on offer after going on the market with Sunderlands estate agents for offers in excess of £45,000.

Constructed of local sandstone rubble with dressed stone dressings, the church features decorative stained glass windows to the east and west of the structure while the sides of the building have single windows.

Sunderlands said it understands the building potentially has 12th or 13th century origins, but was largely rebuilt between 1865 and 1867 with the addition of the south porch and bell tower.

The low-pitched roof of the fenced church is currently covered with tarpaulin, but it is understood that underneath are sandstone slates.

Inside, the building has exposed and plastered walls and decorative tiled elements on the floors as well as slabs.

The 0.4 acre cemetery is also included in the sale.

St Silas is about 4 km south of Kington and occupies a rural area on the west side of the A4111.

Officers said the property is available for continued church use in the F1 use class and other F1 uses may also be feasible, or perhaps alternative commercial uses subject to obtaining a satisfactory planning consent.


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