ST. JOSEPH’S CHAPEL, THE HILL, LANGPORT, TA10 9QF
A fabulous opportunity to renovate an unlisted chapel in this prestigious address in central Langport. St. Joseph’s Chapel is a truly unique property with vast amounts of character, charm and history.
The accommodation currently includes the original chapel with vaulted ceiling, the apse, cry room and two confession rooms. Outside there is a private garden.
About the area
Langport is a pretty Somerset town and has a supermarket, veterinary centre, pharmacy, and a number of shops, restaurants and pubs including an artisan bakery and cafe. The area provides a good network for walking, riding and cycling whilst there are a number of small towns nearby which provide for most needs. Larger towns including Bristol, Taunton and Yeovil are in easy commuting distance. All combine to provide cultural, commercial, social and sporting amenities. The railway station at Yeovil Junction has a direct line to London Waterloo and Castle Cary links to Paddington in less than 2 hours. The M5 (J25) can be joined at Bridgwater (about 10 miles) and the A303 trunk road is about 10 miles south. Bristol International Airport is 29 miles distant.
There are excellent state and independent schools including Millfield, Sherborne, Hazelgrove, Leweston, the Bruton, and Taunton School, Wells Cathedral School, Huish Episcopi Academy and Sixth Form colleges at both Richard Huish, Taunton and Strode College in Street. Sporting facilities include a good number of syndicated shoots, hunting with various packs, racing (at Wincanton, Taunton, Exeter & Bath), several good golf courses and numerous clubs for a wide variety of sports (cricket, tennis, squash, rugby, football, etc.). There are also many cultural and artistic societies and organisations within this very active and friendly community of Somerset.
It's also a fascinating historical area with roman remains, its past as Alfred’s capital of Wessex, its later reference in the Domesday Book and its partial ownership by the great abbeys of Muchelney and Glastonbury before the dissolution of the monasteries. The Battle of Langport in 1645 in the Civil War was close by as was the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685 in the Monmouth Rebellion.
The Hill is a very popular residential area within Langport with many beautiful period homes and listed buildings, the Grade I listed church being especially worthy of mention. St. Joseph’s Chapel is not listed which opens the possibilities of development.
St. Joseph’s Chapel is a special and unique property, cherished by the town. The chapel formed part of a former convent and the chapel is now offered for sale with residential planning and a wealth of opportunities to become an extraordinary family home. The property was built in 1929 and is not listed. Such was it’s importance to the town and it’s Christian community, Mother Teresa visited and worshipped in the chapel in 1970.
The property is set behind a brick wall from The Hill and the front door with fan light above enters the porch. The vestibule entranceway opens directly in the gorgeous original chapel which spans nearly 57’ feet with vaulted ceilings and timber flooring. At the end of the room steps lead up to the equally impressive apse where the altar was once located. Light floods in through the large southerly facing windows which run along the chapel’s front elevation.
Accessed from the main room are the original confession rooms and adjoining the chapel is the ‘cry’ room which has services already in place.
From the cry room a door leads out to the garden area which will be fully enclosed and secure from the lane. The garden also enjoys excellent privacy thanks to the gorgeous Yew Trees and brick wall.
Details for the conversion of St. Joseph’s Chapel to a residential dwelling can be found on South Somerset District Council website ref: 17/00135/FUL. Full planning permission including designs of change of layout will have to be sought by any purchaser.
A design has been suggested by the current owners and drawings are available upon request.
All services are in place and these include mains gas, water, electricity and drainage.
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