The Church of St Alban is a prominent Grade II Listed Church of early 20th Century origins but has more latterly suffered fire damage and is derelict.
The property is offered for sale along with the St Alban's Hall situated immediately to the rear of the property.
ChurchApprox floor area
St Alban's HallApprox floor area
2690sqft (250m²) estimated
Approx Site Area0.40 acres (0.16 hectares)
Subject to site survey.
The property is situated just south of Retford town centre enjoying frontage to the main southern arterial route of London Road (A638) at its junction with Holly Road to which the site has extensive frontage.
The property is situated in a general mixed use area including residential, nursing home and a variety of commercial uses. The nearby former King Edward VI Grammer School is subject to redevelopment. Town centre facilities are within walking distance.
Retford benefits from a geographic location with excellent communication links. The A1M passes the town to the west from which the wider motorway network is available. The town's railway station is on the London to Edinburgh Intercity Link (London King's Cross approx. 1 hour 30 minutes) and air travel is feasible via international airports of Doncaster Sheffield (Robin Hood) and Nottingham East Midlands. Leisure amenities and educational facilities (both state and independent) are well catered for.
Leaving Retford town centre Market Square via Grove Street turn right at the traffic lights onto Arlington Way, at the next traffic lights turn left onto London Road and the property will be found on the left hand side at the first junction with Holly Road.
Alternatively, travelling from the south on the A638 you will approach on London Road and the property will be on the right hand side before the first set of traffic lights.
The property is understood to be freehold and will be offered for sale with vacant possession.
Offers are invited on a conditional basis. Conditions of sale and an information pack are available from the selling agents website
The Church with St Alban's Hall has potential for various uses and an informal Planning & Conservation Statement has been agreed with the Local Planning Authority and English Heritage (available in the information pack). The Church currently falls within Class D1 (Non-residential institutions) of the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) which includes the following uses:-
Clinics, Health Centres, Creches, Day Nurseries, Day Centres, Schools, Art Galleries (other than for sale or hire), Museums, Libraries, Halls, Places of Worship, Church Halls, Law Court.
Non-residential Education & Training Centres.
Prospective purchasers are expressly advised to consider the informal Planning & Conservation Statement and contact the Local Planning Authority, particularly the Conservation Team directly to discuss their proposals.
Bassetlaw District Council, Queen's Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, S80 2AH. Telephone .
The property will be sold subject to conditions designed to prevent inappropriate uses of the site. The information pack includes draft covenants.
An information pack containing the following details is available on the selling agents website –
•Bassetlaw District Council (Local Planning Authority) Planning & Conservation Statement
•New Uses for Closed Church Buildings (guidance from the Church Commissioners for purchasers)
•Critical Information Summary – Advisory Board for Redundant Churches
•Recommendation on features or characteristics for retention or alteration – Advisory Board for Redundant Churches
Viewing is strictly by appointment only, please contact the sole selling agents, Brown & Co on contact
To discuss any aspect of this sale please contact Jeremy Baguley mrics on or via email at
Monday to Friday – 9am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm
Particulars prepared in October 2014.