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Former Harleston church and Sunday school goes up for sale


By Newsdesk Diss


Harleston United Reformed Church. (12141689)
Harleston United Reformed Church. (12141689)

A new future is planned for the former United Reformed Church at Harleston.

The Georgian property on Mendham Lane was last used as a church and Sunday school in 2015, when it was sold because of a dwindling congregation and the cost of keeping up the buildings.

Services were moved to the Methodist Church in London Road and the former church is now being offered for sale at £200,000 with the opportunity for a buyer to create “a stunning home of their own grand design”.

The property has planning permission for conversion and the Rightmove property website describes the sale as a “rare opportunity to acquire a listed Georgian chapel in an historic market town”.

Offering what is described as “an abundance of space and character with a stunning open plan reception area”, the property dates back to 1819 and was designed by the acclaimed Norwich architect Edward Boardman, whose many commissions in the city included the conversion of Norwich castle into a museum.

The anticipated conversion would create more than 3000 sq ft of internal space, with four double, en suite bedrooms as well as a media-room, study, utility room, courtyard garden and parking.

Notable features of the property are oak double doors, wooden and ornate tiled floors, high ceilings, large windows and an ornate cast iron balustrade.

There is no graveyard at the Chapel.



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