Sand Road, Wedmore, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, BS28

Guide price

Attractive Listed former Methodist Church & School Rooms located on the edge of the town in a large plot of approximately 0.25 acres. Offer deadline closed 27.02.24

This detached property was originally built in 1817 extended in 1895. It has solid stone elevations under pitched tile and slate roof.

It stands in a large plot of approx. 0.25 acres incorporating a burial ground which lies mainly to the south and west of the buildings along with a car park with separate vehicular access which is rough surfaced and lies to the north of the buildings. It has a frontage to Sand Road of approx 35m and a return frontage to Guildhall Lane of 30m.

Wedmore is a very popular residential town with excellent retail and commercial facilities for everyday use. It is within easy driving distance of both Wells and Street.

The accommodation ca be summarised as follows:

Ground Floor

Doors to Chapel 12m X 7.5m = 90 sq.m/968 sq.ft

Side vestibule 3m X 2m = 6 sq.m./65sq.ft.

School Room 9.2m X 7.8m = 72 sq.m./775 sq.ft.

Kitchen and cloakroom

There is a cellar


The extent of the property is shown on the OS within these particulars for identification purposes only. The crosshatched area is a graveyard ( see important notes ) There is in addition to the grounds of the chapel a good sized car park with vehicular access. The overall plot is approx. 0.25 acres.


Viewing are by appointment only on the following dates:

1. Wednesday 7th February, 11am to 12pm

2. Tuesday 13th February, 2pm to 3pm

Please contact us on 01285 646770 to book an appointment.


Mains water and electricity are connected.

There is a private drainage system connected.


The church, its immediate grounds and the car park will be sold freehold and are edged in red on the plan. The graveyard will be sold on a 999 year long leasehold at a peppercorn rent edged in blue and crosshatched on the OS plan. Vacant possession will be granted upon completion of the whole. See special conditions of sale.

Local Authority

Somerset Council

Tel. 0300 123 2224

Town & Country Planning

We have had no contact with the planning authority. The present use of the building is within F1 of the Use Classes Order as a place of worship. The full definition is as follows -

Class F1 - Learning and non-residential institutions

Any use not including residential use -

a) For the provision of education.

b) For the display of artwork (not for sale or hire).

c) As a museum.

d) As a public library or a public reading room.

e) As a public hall or exhibition hall.

f) For, or in connection with, public worship or religious instruction.

g) As a law court .

Any other use will require planning consent and Listed Building Approval.

The property is Listed and therefore any major alterations to its external appearance are unlikely to be permitted.

Interested parties should address specific enquiries to the Local Planning Authority.

It is considered that the car park could be suitable for residential development subject to consent.

Method of Sale

The property is offered for sale by informal tender, offers must be made in writing by 12 noon on Tuesday 27th February 2024. These should be submitted on the offer form which is available from ourselves, so as to ensure that all information required is received. The offer may be returned by hand or posted to our Cirencester office or by email to

It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that their offer is received by the prescribed deadline, and the vendor is not bound to accept the highest or any offer. A decision will be made as soon as possible before or after the closing date, with all parties that have made an offer being notified accordingly.

Important Notes

1. No development of the graveyard is permitted.

2. There is one further interment scheduled for the graveyard.

3. The purchaser will be responsible for the future maintenance of the graveyard.

Joint Agent with CHRISTOPHERS

01285 238859

Perry Bishop and Chambers - Cirencester

2 Silver Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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