Lovely 19th Century Church in New Zealand for Sale

The St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Clyde, New Zealand was built in 1877 with schist stone. It was the focus for the local community for nearly 150 years until falling numbers made it uneconomical to run and it was put up for sale.

The property has a Historic Place  heritage listing. People have various suggestions for the church, including becoming a home or an art gallery. Others have suggested it would be good if the church could be donated back to the community.

Heritage New Zealand notes the first load of stones for the church arrived at the grounds in January 1877 at a cost of three shillings. The foundation stone was laid by the Bishop and the building wasncompleted within eight months.

Its architectural style and materials combined with its park-like setting in large grounds with mature trees and surrounding stone walls, set at the edge of Clyde looking toward the Clutha River and the stark hills of the Old Man Range give it aesthetic significance.”

In addition to the church building there is a hall with kitchen and bathroom facilities on the 2580 square-metre corner site.

The property is being sold by tender, with tenders closing on January 21, 2021. It has an RV of $690,000.

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