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Historic property for sale in Workington

5 March 2014

Allerdale Borough Council has placed the historic ‘Old Rectory’ on Dora Crescent in Workington up for sale.

The Grade II* listed building was described by English Heritage as ‘an extremely interesting and rare survival of a hall house’. Dating from 15th century, the house was once the rectory to the nearby St Michael’s Church. When the church had no further use for the rectory, it was taken over by Allerdale Borough Council and was previously used as a homeless hostel for more than 20 years. More recently it was used as offices by a local charity.

Allerdale Borough Council undertook extensive refurbishment of the building in 2007 and the building retains many attractive historic features such as stone mullioned windows. The building has planning consent for use as offices and provides 222 sqm (2400 sq ft) of office space on two floors. Offers are invited over £185,000

The Old Rectory would also be suitable for a range of other uses, including converting back into a house, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. The property is set in garden areas with parking on site.

Councillor Barbara Cannon, Allerdale Borough Council’s Executive Member with responsibility for Asset Management, said: “As a local authority, we are committed to obtaining best value for assets.

“The Old Rectory is now surplus to Council requirements and in order to deliver the best return, in the short and longer term, to council tax and business rate payers, it is necessary to sell it. A variety of alternative uses would be considered for the building and we would also hope that these could create local employment opportunities.”

More detail and viewing of the Old Rectory can be arranged by contacting the Property Services Department at Allerdale Borough Council on 01900 702770.


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