East Butterwick Bourne Primitive Methodist chapel

Photo:East Butterwick Bourne Primitive Methodist chapel

East Butterwick Bourne Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1996

location of former East Butterwick Bourne Primitive Methodist chapel

High Street East Butterwick

By Christopher Hill

Bourne Primitive Methodist chapel in East Butterwick dates from 1830 and was rebuilt on the same site in 1870.

The chapel closed in 1969 due to structural problems and the society amalgamated with the Anglicans. The building was sold in 1973 and at the time of Keith Guyler's photograph in 1996 he described it as derelict.

On Google Street View in 2008 it has lost its roof and the windows have been bricked up.

In September 2014 it was offered for sale at £35,000 with planning permission to convert into a three bedroomed detached dwelling.

location: 837058

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 21/09/2015.
Comments about this page

The planning permission gives hope of survival for the property.

I myself regarding this certain former chapel don't know if it has land or indeed at least land to the right of it and any surviving property deeds with plans may or may not state so. If not, then does the planning come with an "Easement", i.e., reasonable access onto land for maintenance of exterior walls, clearing out guttering, repairs to roof and for cleaning windows. If not, then the vendors should apply for an "Easement" if property deeds don't have land clarification, or a potential buyer should before purchase or after moving in. It would be reasonable to grant an "Easement" just to clean windows, be they original ones, replaced ones or unblocked ones.

Often some people may say "it is what is at the Land Registry that counts". However, their documents have modern plans and are for conveyances and shared driveways, etc.,  the LR would not go into debate about a boundary. They would term a boundary line "proposed", etc., not proven or defined and would suggest to people to view their own property deeds with any plans. 

 

By Raymond E.O.Ella
On 14/07/2016

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