A FORMER Wrexham village chapel has sold at auction.

The old Ebenezer Baptist Chapel in Cefn Mawr went under the virtual hammer this morning (May 26).

The property, which was the subject of a £1m renovation in recent years, sold for £122,000.

It had been given a guide price of £100,000 ahead of the auction held by Manchester-based property auction experts, Pugh.

The building, which dates back to 1873, was converted into a community centre by Wrexham County Borough Council in 2008 having been empty for many years.

However, the project encountered financial difficulties because of a lack of visitors and the former chapel closed its doors five years later, in 2013.

It had been due to go under the hammer back in March this year but the lot was withdrawn and re-listed for today.

Describing the property, Pugh said: "A vacant commercial premises extending to approximately 319sqm situated on the outskirts of Wrexham.

"Believing to date back to the late 1800s and having undergone an extensive renovation programme in recent years, the property has been used most recently as a community centre and offers a wide variety of potential future uses, subject to gaining the necessary planning consent."