See inside this deserted former chapel that could become a luxury home – on the market for £200,000

The organ sits unplayed, the notice board is bare and a clock on the wall marks time for an absent congregation – this is the atmospheric scene inside a former chapel that is up for sale on the edge of the countryside outside Sheffield.

Friday, 4th September 2020, 1:27 pm
The former chapel has listed status and, at the top of its main front, bears a plaque with the inscription 'Wesleyan 1806'.

Ridgeway Methodist Church is Grade II-listed and has been vacant for more than five years since worship ceased at the building, which dates back to 1806.

Last year the Sheffield Methodist Circuit was granted planning permission to convert the old chapel into a single-storey, three-bedroom property with an open-plan living area and parking – and now a buyer is being sought, with offers invited in the region of around £200,000.

SK Estate Agents, which is handling the sale, describes the former church on Ridgeway Moor as an ‘outstanding restoration opportunity’ in a ‘sought-after location’.

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The non-conformist chapel was listed at Grade II in 1989.

"Standing in just under one acre with an adjoining field, this stone built listed chapel retains a wealth of character and internal period features,” the company says.

"The property is freehold with the exception of the graveyard areas to the front and lower side which are leasehold and are not included in the sale.”

The chapel is listed on Zoopla.

The proposals given the green light involve keeping the pulpit, some of the pews and retaining much of the stained glass.
Some of the original seating is still visible inside the chapel.
Here's a closer look at the pulpit, where services would have been led for decades.
The approved plans also include the creation of a utility room and a lower ground floor bathroom.
The former chapel will be sold to cash buyers only.
Here's the church organ, complete with its wooden board for displaying hymn numbers.
Ridgeway is just over the border with North East Derbyshire.
The former chapel comes with an adjoining field.