ONE of Coedpoeth’s oldest buildings is to go under the hammer next month.
Salem Chapel, a 19th century building, retains many distinctive features, including its historic organ, and carries a guide price of £30,000.
Cllr Krista Childs, who represents Coedpoeth on Wrexham Council, said she was aware the chapel had already attracted attention from business people.
“The chapel really is a beautiful building. The interior is magnificent.
“As far as I’m aware it hasn’t been used for services for some time.
“It would be wonderful if it could be used for the benefit of the community in some way. But for that to be possible it would need to have wealthy supporters and these are difficult economic times.
“The building is steeped in history and has a great location in the village.
“I know a couple of business people have expressed an interest in the chapel. If that happened I suppose they would be looking to convert the premises in some way.
“I wouldn’t be able to comment on possible future uses for the chapel before looking closely at the details of any plans which were put forward.”
Salem Chapel is being sold by Bowen Son and Watson.
The building is categorised as residential development and there are details of its history on the agent’s website, which says: “It was built in 1891 by John Harrison of Coedpoeth, replacing an earlier chapel built on the sa me site in 1858.
“The original late 19th century seating survives throughout and there is a balcony above the main hall. The organ is still present and a particular feature.
“To the rear of the main hall is the school room while there is further accommodation to the second floor. The building is listed as a fine example of a late 19th century chapel, retaining a richly detailed original interior of high quality.”
It is described as suitable for various alternative uses - subject to consent.
A spokesman for Bowen Son and Watson said: “There has been plenty of interest shown. Viewings have taken place and more are booked.”
The auction will be held at the Lion Quays Hotel near Oswestry, on March 21.