Guinea Lane, Bristol, BS16

Guide price

Former Methodist Church with community rooms and offices, situated in Fishponds, Bristol. Suitable for continued community use or residential conversion (subject to planning permission)

The Property

The premises comprise a single building used as a Methodist church and community rooms, which stand within their own grounds. It is located in an established residential area, just 200m west of the district centre, the site has a frontage and return of 60m and an average depth of 35m. There is no burial ground.

The building is split level and some 8m deeper to the rear (east side) of the buildings. Immediately adjacent to the site is a former Anglican church hall, now Wayland Court, which has been converted into 11 separate assisted residential dwellings, with planning gained in 1997 under planning reference 97/02743/F.

The Methodist buildings were erected in 1967 and are split-level, with the building frontage approached at upper level and the ancillary space lying below. The gross external floor area is calculated to be 650 m2.

The buildings are formed with concrete frame, with brick external walls and profiled metal roof claddings over shallow pitched roofs and mineral felt to flat roof areas.

The building is presently arranged as follows:

Ground Floor

Entrance foyer / Vestry (2m x 3m) / Servery (2m x 2m approx.) / Worship area (17m x 14m)

Lower Ground Floor

Entrance lobby, two unisex cloakrooms and disabled adapted cloakroom with baby change facility (9m x 6m overall / Kitchen (6m x 3m) / Hall (14m x 9m) with under croft storage area (4m x 3.8m) / Classroom/meeting room (5m x 3.8m) and Storage areas (accessed externally).


Fishponds is a large suburb in the north-east of the city of Bristol, about 3 miles (5 km) from the city centre. It has two large Victorian-era parks: Eastville Park and Vassall's Park (once the Vassall Family estate, also known as Oldbury Court).


The general location of the property can be viewed during normal daylight hours.

We have arranged an open view days on Monday 12th July and Wednesday 14th July 2021 from 10:30 am onwards. (BOTH DAYS ARE FULLY BOOKED WE ARE NOW TAKING A RESERVE LIST) Please contact our Land Department to book an appointment to view on 01285 646770. In line with Government guidelines and covid restrictions all viewings are strictly by appointment only.

Town & Country Planning

The existing building Is not listed but falls within a Conservation Area.

The present use of the building is within D1 of the Use Classes Order, as a place of worship, which would also permit other community uses such as clinics, surgeries, creches, day nurseries and consulting rooms.

Alternatively, given its location within residential properties to all sides, it is considered that the property would be suitable for conversion to residential, offices or retail subject to planning permission being granted.

Interested parties should address any specific enquiries to the planning authority.

Method Of Sale

The property is offered for sale by informal tender with offers to be made in writing by 12 noon on Monday 2nd August 2021 at the offices of Perry Bishop and Chambers, 2 Silver Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BL.

These should be submitted on the offer form which is available from ourselves, so as to ensure that all information required is received. The offer may be returned by hand, posted to our Cirencester office or by email to

It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that their offer is received by the prescribed deadline, and the vendor is not bound to accept the highest or any offer. A decision will be made as soon as possible after the closing date, with all parties being notified accordingly.

Important Information

The Vendors reserve the right to remove all fixtures and or to leave them in situ.

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01285 238859

Perry Bishop and Chambers - Cirencester

2 Silver Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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