There is a ‘rare opportunity’ to purchase a church in Cumbria, after it was recently added to the market.

The former church dates back to 1840, comes with a wealth of period features and boasts ‘outstanding’ views.

Rampside Church in Barrow joined Rightmove on Thursday May 23 and is looking for offers in the region of £150,000.

This traditional, detached stone built Church boasts a distinctive feature tower with sandstone accents and render finish.

Described as ‘substantial’, the building is poised in an ‘excellent’ location between the town of Barrow and the coastal village of Rampside.

The Church boasts open views, over countryside and across Morecambe Bay towards Walney Island.

A timber gothic style door opens to the entrance porch, which features twin doors that lead into the Church. The main building boasts a vaulted ceilng, carved, sandstone corbels, herringbone parquet flooring and stained glass windows.

As well as a traditional Organ, the altar is surrounded by coloured glass and has been laid with terracotta quarry tile and marble with half timber panelling to the walls.

The hall at the base of the tower was formerly used as a baptistry and includes a Mosaic tiled floor. There is also a kitchenette with fitted with base units, a cloakroom and WC.
There is also a cellar and boiler house attached, with a septic tank located in adjacent farmland.

The surrounding grounds are largely taken up with graves, these burials and monuments will remain in their current positions.

Corrie and Co described it as a ‘rare’ purchase opportunity, and said: “The building, subject to planning permission, would be ideal for conversion to a unique residential property or for other use.

“Offers for the property for community uses would be welcome, for which the guide price may not be applicable.”

A new buyer would need to abide by the Restrictive covenants and Pastoral (Church Buildings Disposal) Scheme. The details of which are available from the estate agents.