Rotherham Methodist chapel to be sold at auction for demolition

Rotherham Chapel

The former Primitive Methodist chapel in the Rotherham suburb of Masbrough is to go up for auction this month, earmarked for demolition and redevelopment.

Given a guide price of £50,000, as part of the conditions of sale any new owner is required to demolish the building within 12 months.

Along with over 130 other properties and plots of land, the church will feature in the next online sale held by property auction house Pugh on 22 May.

The historic building, which has a floor area of more than 5,000 sq ft over two storeys, is owned by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Until earlier this year the building was used by the local Sea Cadets group but has fallen into disrepair.

Paul Thompson from auctioneer Pugh said: “The fact that the building must be demolished provides any potential new owner with a clean slate and the opportunity to develop the site in this largely residential area.

“Planning consent would of course need to be gained but there are a variety of alternative uses that would be viable for a new development. The site has strong regional transport links with both Rotherham and Sheffield on the doorstep and junction 33 of the M1 very nearby so it is in a really great location.”

The next Pugh auction, which includes the former Masbrough Primitive Methodist chapel, takes place online and bidding closes on 22 May.

About the Author

Over the last 40 years Adrian has been involved in the sale by auction of over 10,000 properties in the Yorkshire and Humber region, ranging from small sites and ground rents to large industrial estates and residential investments. He has been most fortunate to have sold many landmark buildings throughout the region and is particularly interested in properties that require modernisation, restoration or redevelopment.

Having spent many hours on the rostrum at Bramall Lane, he saw the incredibly successful transition to online auctions seeing some £100m of residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial lots being sold for private, corporate and local authority clients. In March 2023, he joined Eddisons and Pugh & Co to forward this success and continue to offer personal service with a larger national presence .