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Lowca chapel with planning consent and sea views to go under the hammer

The former Methodist chapel, Lowca

The Methodist chapel in Lowca near Whitehaven is due to go up for sale, featuring among more than 100 lots at Pugh’s next North West property auction, at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester on 25 February.

Built in 1910, the 1,500 sq ft, single-storey chapel is being auctioned with a guide price of £65,000 and has outline planning consent for conversion to a house with a new detached garage and garden.

The chapel’s elevated position, on West Croft Terrace in the village, means it has views out to sea and to Whitehaven harbour.

Paul Thompson, managing director of auction house Pugh, said: “This is a rare opportunity to create a fantastic residential property in a brilliant location.

“Not only is Lowca a peaceful coastal village with great countryside and walks on the doorstep, it is also close to the lake District and just a mile from Parton railway station, which links to Whitehaven and Workington.”

For more information on the Lowca chapel, and to view the full Pugh auction catalogue, go to

Established 26 years ago, Pugh is the largest auctioneer outside of London and was acquired by property consultant Eddisons in 2016. Last year the firm offered over 1,000 lots for sale at its Leeds and Manchester auctions, achieving a success rate of 85% and generating over £90m in sales.

The firm’s next property auctions, featuring over 130 properties and plots of land, will take place at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester on 25 February, and at Leeds United’s Elland Road football ground on 27 February.

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