Church which sold for £1 is back on mar­ket

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A CHURCH which sold for just £1 four years ago is back on the mar­ket.

The grade two listed 19th Cen­tury build­ing closed as a church in 2003 after storm dam­age.

The build­ing, which has stained glass win­dows and im­pres­sive pil­lars and font, then sold for £1 to a de­vel­oper.

St David’s Church, on Pic­ton Ter­race in Car­marthen, is now back on the mar­ket with a guide price of £50,000 plus.

Sean Roper, from New­port-based Paul Fosh Auc­tions, said: “We have han­dled a num­ber of churches for sale at auc­tion over the years but this is cer­tainly the big­gest we have ever sold. It’s a re­ally im­pres­sive piece of prop­erty.

“We’re sell­ing the prop­erty on be­half of the de­vel­oper who bought the church pre­vi­ously but who now says he has his hands full work­ing on a num­ber of his other projects in­clud­ing the ren­o­va­tion of a cas­tle in north Wales.

“St David’s Church is an im­pres­sive grade two listed build­ing which has listed build­ing plan­ning con­sents. There has been some work done on the roof and also ini­tial im­prove­ment work car­ried out in­ter­nally on the church.”

The for­mer church, which is just a short walk from Car­marthen with shops such as Deben­hams and Next, could be con­verted to flats or town house style prop­er­ties, sub­ject to plan­ning per­mis­sion.

Mr Roper added: “There may also be op­tions for com­mu­nity use or com- mer­cial use plan­ning.

“The prop­erty is be­lieved to have been con­structed be­tween 1835 to 1837 and there are sub­ject to many stun­ning fea­tures in­ter­nally in­clud­ing stained-glass win­dows and im­pres­sive pil­lars to each side of the build­ing.”

The for­mer church, along with some 70-plus other prop­er­ties, will be of­fered at Paul Fosh Auc­tions on De­cem­ber 6 at The Park Inn Ho­tel, Llanedyrn, Cardiff, at 5pm.

The church’s stained glass win­dows

The for­mer St David’s Church in Car­marthen is for sale through Paul Fosh Auc­tions.

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