Spooky Gothic style ruin in a County Durham cemetery is up for sale for £30,000

 Spooky Gothic style ruin in a County Durham cemetery is up for sale for £30,000

The Victorian property will need bringing back to life by prospective buyers who plan to buy a stake in it

For fans of horror films made by Hammer productions, this gothic style County Durham property could appear familiar.

The location of this rundown Victorian house is a cemetery giving it a suitably eerie feel.

North Cemetery House, a semi detached property in Darlington, is built in the stone gothic style is now almost a ruin, open to the elements with ivy climbing the walls.

It is appropriately to go under the hammer with a guide price of £30,000 and is being marketed by BidX1, London.

The Victorian stone former three bedroom cemetery house is being sold by order of Darlington Borough Council and , as can be seen from the pictures on property website Rightmove, is in a poor state of repair requiring complete refurbishment.

The Grade II Listed property was built around 1874 as the home of the foreman of the Victorian town cemetery which is accessed off North Road.

The property is constructed in a stone gothic style and is arranged over ground and first floors and a courtyard to the rear.

To the rear the property is bounded by a high stone wall to Dublin Street, from which there may at one time have been a direct vehicle access, and it is envisaged that the reinstatement of this will form the vehicle access to the property in future.

The purchaser will be obliged to fully refurbish the property to a required standard within a period of 30 months. Listed Building Consent and/or Planning Permission will be required for any works to the interior or exterior of the building, including any works relating to the creation of any new access arrangements to the site.

Planning permission is also required for change of use of the land within the curtilage of the building to form a private garden.

It is recommended that advice should be sought at an early stage from the council’s Planning Department, in conjunction with the Conservation Officer, with the submission of a pre-application enquiry.

A Statement of Significance should be produced at an early stage which should then be used to assess the impact of proposed works. Any works proposed need to ensure they consider the site in a holistic manner.

The online auction will take place on September 15. For further information, such as legal documents and property information, go to bidx1.com.

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