grade ii listed building

Spooky Converted Church Complete With Graveyard Up For Sale As Family Home

House-hunters with a taste for all things ghoulish have a rare chance to make their home in a Gothic church, which has its very own graveyard in the garden. The Grade II listed building, on the market for £450,000, has kept the original stained glass windows, elaborate octagonal church tower and even the ornate altar – now in the kitchen. In the garden there is the occassional gravestone, although prospective buyers are assured visiting mourners are rare. Inside the Lincolnshire property there are three bedrooms tucked under arching beams, a spiral staircase and original flooring.

Home Sweet Home

The untouched exterior of the church. (SWNS)

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Private Property

Home-hunters after their own Gothic residence will be impressed by the Old Church House. (SWNS)

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Under The Arch

The stones of the imposing lychgate were laid more than a century and a half ago. (SWNS)

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Watchful Eyes

Carved angels and stained glass figures overlook the kitchen. (SWNS)

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Bath And Beams

There are even original features in the house’s bathrooms. (SWNS)

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Below The Beams

One bedroom has impressive oak beams and a colourful stained glass window. (SWNS)

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What’s Cooking?

The original tessellated tile floor remains in the kitchen. (SWNS)

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Make An Entrance

Chandeliers and stone carvings decorate the hall. (SWNS)

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Living Area

The large living room has beams and exposed brickwork. (SWNS)

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Stained Glass

There are original stained glass windows throughout the Gothic building. (SWNS)

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Period Features

Every room has plenty of impressive features. (SWNS)

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St Marys Church Ellel by Barry Smith
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St. Mary’s Chapel, Ellel Grange, was built by Alderman Preston and consecrated in 1873. The Chapel is unused and in a state of disrepair. The site lies to the south of Ellel Grange on the edge of a well wooded knoll. It is completely screened from all sides by mature woodland with access to the site being via a long single track access road on the western side of the A6. The site itself contains the existing Chapel building (formerly known as the Church of St. Mary and now known as Kings Lee Chapel) and the detached small Mausoleum building. These buildings are redundant at present and are in the ownership of Ellel Ministries, who have been seeking a viable use of the Grade II* listed Chapel building which is in need of repair and is currently on the English Heritage Buildings at risk register in the priority C category.