160-year-old former chapel in Yorkshire sells for three times asking price at auction

A former Methodist chapel in Yorkshire has sold for more than three times the asking price at auction.

The chapel in Westwoodside was on the market for £40,000.
The chapel in Westwoodside was on the market for £40,000.

The 160-year-old building in Nethergate, Westwoodside, near Doncaster had been given a guide price of £40,000 – but was snapped up at an auction earlier this week for £134,000.

It is not clear who the successful bidder was or what the plans for the historic building are.

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Auctioneer firm Mark Jenkinson said the building has ‘potential for a variety of uses’ and added: “Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries in respect of all possible uses for the building.”

The lot included the original chapel from 1861 and a late extension from 1894.

Earlier this week, another Doncaster church was put up for sale for nearly half a million pounds.

The former United Reformed Church on Hall Gate in Doncaster town centre and which is 220 years old, has been put on the market for £425,000.