Former Methodist chapel for sale

A former Methodist chapel in north Norfolk is set to become a home with a difference when it goes under the auctioneer's hammer next month - with planning permission for conversion into a two or three-bedroom house.

A former Methodist chapel in north Norfolk is set to become a home with a difference when it goes under the auctioneer's hammer next month - with planning permission for conversion into a two or three-bedroom house.

The knapped flint Bodham Chapel, built in 1870, was in regular use until a few years ago when congre-gation numbers fell below sustainable levels.

It will be sold, with a guide price of £150,000, on July 4 by Keys agents, where Clive Hedges said it was a “unique opportunity” for someone with ecclesiastical leanings to acquire a modern home with heritage.

The home would retain many of its original features, including a “bull's eye” circular window above the porch, in a conservation plan draw up by Ian Mutton of Stead Mutton Associates Limited, of Sheringham.