Former church in Carnwath, Lanarkshire

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Former church in Carnwath, Lanarkshire

Stone built church for sale in the village of Carnwath, South Lanarkshire

B Listed former church of solid stone construction and with potential for development or conversion, within commuting distance of both Edinburgh and Glasgow

Carnwath Parish Church is a majestic church located on the edge of the peaceful village of Carnwath.


This is a large church with a gross internal floor area of 619.96m2.

On the ground floor, the church has an entrance vestibule with main church hall, small vestry off and single WC. ( 366.75 m2)

The first-floor level comprises two office rooms (76.86m2) and a ‘U’ shaped seating gallery (166.75m2)

In the basement there is a small cellar which comprises storage and houses the heating boiler (9.6m2)


The property is connected to mains supplies of water and electricity. Drainage is to be into the main public sewer. There is an electrically pumped system which heats and circulates water through the system.


The subjects for sale comprise the footprint of the church building only. The surrounding grounds are owned and maintained by the local authority. The building adjacent to the church, known as St Marys Aisle, is also in separate ownership.


As a Category B Listed Building the church falls within Class 10 of the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997. In addition to its current use, it could be used as a crèche, day nursery, day centre, educational establishment, museum or public library without the necessity of obtaining planning permission for change of use. The property may be suitable for redevelopment for residential use subject to the necessary consents being obtained but interested parties are advised to satisfy themselves as to the position as no warranty is given by the Seller as to this.

Local Area

The church is on the south side of Main Street, on the edge of Carnwath and opposite the golf club. The property is in an excellent location, surrounded by picturesque countryside, yet is within commuting distance of both Edinburgh (approximately 30 miles to the north east) and Glasgow (approximately 30 miles to the north west).

The village of Carnwath has its own primary school, hotel, pubs, local shops, health centre, bowling green and golf course. The property is ideally situated for commuting to Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Central Belt.

The town of Lanark is a short drive away and has an excellent range of shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, hairdressers as well as health centres, dentists, nurseries and modern grammar and primary schools. For the outdoor enthusiast there is Lanark Loch and good access to the Scottish Borders and the Clyde valley, providing a range of walks including the Falls of Clyde at New Lanark, a world heritage site.

Please Note- The large free standing safe in the vestry will remain on sale and the Sellers accept no liability for its removal.

EPC Rating- G
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