AN HISTORIC pub has been converted into housing.

The former Black Bull in Dalton is now a four-bedroom house and has been put up for sale.

Dating back to the 19th Century, the pub was sold at auction last year having been listed with a guide price of £125,000.

The Black Bull has been listed by estate agents Corrie and Co for £325,000.

It sits next to the Golden Ball in Tudor Square.

Planning permission to turn the pub and hotel into two houses last year was granted by Barrow Council.

A listing for the property said: “This truly is a stunning home, absolutely perfect for families.

“It has been renovated to an exceptionally high standard throughout the entire property.

“Located in an ever popular residential location this four bedroom home benefits from the best of all worlds with local amenities nearby such as shops, schools and transport links.”

A report submitted alongside plans for the conversion said: “The Black Bull, despite the efforts of several tenants/managers, was closed by the then owner Enterprise Inns as being deemed unviable.

“The property was on the open market for in excess of a year with no takers.

“The property was recently acquired at auction by the applicant.

“It should be noted there are a number of established licensed premises in the immediate vicinity.

“The opportunity to re-establish the Black Bull as a viable concern is considered unlikely.”

Elsewhere in the town, another pub that was developed into flats is also on the market.

At Market Place, the former Cavendish Arms dates back to the 18th Century and closed in 2009.

It was converted into four self-contained apartments in 2014.

It has been listed by property agents Yieldit for £625,000.

“This wonderful converted pub comprises of four self contained apartments,” a listing said.

“This really is an opportunity not to be missed.”