A FORMER church in the Wrexham area was sold for over £200,000 at an auction this week.

Properties and parcels of land spanning from Shropshire to the Welsh border sold for a total of nearly £800,000 at a successful collective auction in Shrewsbury on Wednesday, July 19.

The top-selling lot was New House Farm, Loppington, near Shrewsbury - which sold for £326,000.

Another buyer’s prayers were answered when he snapped up the former Chirk Bank Methodist Church, near Wrexham for £206,000, eclipsing the price guide of up to £75,000.


Offering extensive internal accommodation with huge potential, subject to planning permission, the former church included parking, excellent gardens and views over open outlooks.

Elsewhere, with a price guide of £75,000, 3, Old Whittington Road and Coach House, Gobowen,  Oswestry, a one-bedroom, period, mid-terrace cottage in need of modernisation with attached coach house and gardens, sold for £88,000.

Post-auction negotiations continue for three other lots.

The Grade II listed Church of St Mary Magdalene, Tallarn Green, Malpas, which has gardens and a separate grass paddock extending 0.6 of an acre price, remains on offer with a price guide of £120,000 to £150,000.

Halls’ chairman Allen Gittins, who conducted the collective auction, said: "The varied lots on offer created great interest, resulting in a good crowd in attendance at the auction.

“Most vendors were very happy with the results, as were we. Auctions continue to be an excellent way of selling renovation properties, parcels of land and properties that are a bit ‘different’.”

For more information about the auction and to discover how to enter a property or land in the next sale on October 20, contact Halls on 01691 622602.